In the words of the Buddha,
"As a deep lake is clear and undisturbed, so [the wise] become clear upon hearing the Dharma."
"Few are the people who reach the other shore. Many are the people who run about on this shore. But those who are in accord with the Dharma -- the well-taught Dharma -- will go beyond the realm of Death, so hard to cross."
"Better than reciting a hundred meaningless verses is one line of Dharma which, having been heard, brings peace."
"Rouse yourself! Don't be negligent! Live the Dharma, a life of good conduct. One who lives the Dharma is happy in this world and the next."
"Tasting the flavor of solitude and peace, one becomes free of distress and evil, drinking the flavor of Dharma joy."
"The gift of Dharma surpasses all gifts. The taste of Dharma surpasses all tastes. The delight in Dharma surpasses all delights. The destruction of craving conquers all suffering."
"For a [contemplative] with a peaceful mind, who enters an empty dwelling and clearly sees the true Dharma, there is superhuman joy."
Dhammapada 82, 85-86, 102, 169, 205, 354, 373