A King cannot break his word even if the performance of it breaks his heart. His personal grief and loss should not in any way influence his previous decision. This is the only way in which faith and trust is built up in the institution of nobility.
Unnecessary war is mere adventurism.
One whose guest lives without food and drink loses all goodwill.
Erudition without conscience is useless indeed.
Universal Prayers - From Vedas
Being free from sins and impurities, bondages and evils, may I soar up to the highest heavens; may I attain to the same abode as the almighty Brahman.
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
Salutations to Him who is the source and means of purity.
Sri Lalita Sahasranama
Om bhanda - putra - vadh odyukta - bala - vikrama - naditayai namah. Salutations to Her who is overjoyed to see Her daughter Bala who is intent on slaying the son of Bhanda.
Sivananda Lahari - Of Sri Sankaracarya
O Lord! Thou that bearest a skull in hand! Thou mendicant! Thou auspicious and all-pervading One! Accepting this monkey of my mind as my devout offereing, bind it with (the cord of) devotion and bring it under Thy control - this extremely wayward monkey that always wanders in the forest of ignorance, dancing on the hill-tops of young women's breasts, and moving about quickly in diverse directions (according to its promptings) along the branches of worldly desires.
Siva Sahasranama Stotram
Rahu. Om grahaya namah Rahu obscures the Sun and Moon.
Quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)
Glory to Thee, O Lord, conqueror of every foe! Give us the power to endure and share in Thy victory.