A monk who does not despise what he has received from donors, even though it be little, who is pure in livelihood and energetic, is praised even by the gods.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 366
No person can be found who has been, is, or will be only criticized or only praised.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 228
He who does no evil by body, speech, and mind, and is restrained in these three ways—him do I call a Brāhmin.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 391
As a deep lake that is clear and still, so too are the wise, having listened to the true Dhamma.
—The Buddha, Dhammapada 82