Shubhashitani (good sayings) are proverbs in Sanskrit that teach good morals, practices and advice.


विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्

What are the sources of these ? Are they taken from Itihasa/Purana ? Or are they taken from Panchatantra , Hitopadesha ? Are these available online ?

The link I gave above has ~300 sayings. Does anyone know if there is a reference-list for each one, assuming they are from a scripture ?

  • Do you want reference of all? The one which you quoted is found in Hitopadesha. – Triyugi Narayan Mani Feb 20 at 8:19
  • @TriyugiNarayanMani, are most of them from a few sources ? i want in general majority where they are from.. also link to hitopadesha – ram Feb 20 at 8:22
  • I don't know of all. I just aware of that Hitopadesha verse. I will check for others. But I think most are not from few sources. BTW in the link there are some shloka are from Rigveda, mahabharata, Hitopadesha, Bhojaprabandha, Chanakya niti, Vidur niti, Shukra niti, various upanishads etc – Triyugi Narayan Mani Feb 20 at 8:33
  • भर्तृहरि had written three sets of hundred shlokas each called शतक​s: शृङ्गारशतक​, नीतिशतक​ and वैराग्यशतक​. They are considered shubhaashitaani. – user1952500 Feb 20 at 17:12

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