I inherited, cleaned up, and packaged display-dhammapada for Debian/Ubuntu and Fedora.
This program displays a verses from the English or Polish translations of the
Dhammapada, a "versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself".
As this program works similarly to fortune, one may use it in shell profiles or
signature generators, among others.
Previous graphical display:
New options using notify-send , zenity, or kdialog: