According to our time scale, 4,320,000,000 years constitute only twelve hours of Brahma, and Brahma lives one hundred of his years. Yet the whole life of Brahma is contained within one breath of Maha-Visnu. That Maha-Visnu is but a partial manifestation of Krsna.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Introduction

Out of fear of the Supreme Lord, the wind blows, the sun distributes its heat, and death chases everyone.

Taittiriya Upanisad 2.8

Krsna is the supreme will in Himself, and He exercises His supreme power at His pleasure, which submits to no law, because all law has proceeded from His will and power.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts

What is the value of a prolonged life which is wasted, inexperienced by years in this world? Better a moment of full consciousness, because that gives one a start in searching after his supreme interest.

Srila Sukadeva Gosvami
Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1.12

A learned man sees all women other than his wife as his mother, others' possessions as lumps of clay, and all living beings as himself.

Canakya Pandita

Although fixed in His abode, the Personality of Godhead is swifter than the mind and can overcome all others running. The powerful demigods cannot approach Him. Although in one place, He controls those who supply the air and rain. He surpasses all in excellence.

Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 4

Life's desires should never be directed towards sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one's works.

Sri Suta Gosvami
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.10

Krsna will be merciful to us and we shall be blessed with the gift of devotion to His divine feet the very day that we are delivered from the evil desire of seeking advantages and honors from others.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura