यच्छन् जलमपि जलदो वल्लभतामेति सकललोकस्य ।
नित्यं प्रसारितकरो मित्रोऽपि न वीक्षितुं शक्यः ॥
- पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रसंप्राप्ति
All the cloud does is to sprinkle water on the earth once in a while. Yet, the entire world likes him a lot. The Sun on the other hand works tirelessly giving out life giving rays all through out the day, every day. Yet, no one even looks him in the eye. In this unfair world, it is not enough to be helping others but one must also be presentable to win friends.
- Panchatantra, Mitrasamprapti