Hindu Preachers and Teachers
Prosperous as his life may appear, unless a man measures well his wealth, it will disappear without a trace. How swiftly a generous man's riches dwindle and die, if he does not evaluate the limits of his means.
Tirukkural 48: 479-480
Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.