यथा मधु समादत्ते रक्षन् पुष्पाणि षट्पदः |
तद्वदर्थान् मनुष्येभ्यः आदद्यादविहिंसया ||
पुष्पं पुष्पं विचिन्वीत मूलच्छेदं न कारयेत् |
मालाकार इवारामे न यथांगारकारकः ||
- महाभरत, उद्योग
A king must extract tax from his subjects just as painlessly as a bee extracting nectar from a flower. He must act like florist who plucks flowers but takes good care of the plants in return. He must not be like a coal miner who destroys the source of his income day by day.