A serpent giving out sound like a frog, a lion putting on the expression of a cow and an enemy showing respect one should take as not friendly.
Eating too much destroys one’s health, life span, heaven and merits. Therefore, leave this practice altogether.
What use is his life who goes to a far distant place to earn his livelihood leaving his family behind?
Who does not become proud by a stroke of good luck? Who is not laid low by death? Which beggar can be dignified? Whose mind is not affected by a woman? Who can escape when caught by rogues? Who can be a favorite of kings? Who has ever heard or seen an honest gambler, a clean crow, a woman not swiftly moved by passion, a benevolent serpent or a drunkard fond of science?
Panchatantra, Book I (157)
Women are like flowers.
Kama Sutra 3.2.6
One should no go at the head of multitude; if the undertaking succeeds, the fruit is the same (i.e., is shared equally by all); but if it fails, it is the leader who is killed.
The eye cannot see itself but is capable of scanning things which are at a far off distance. Similarly, people are good at advising others, but not in performing their own duties.
Yashatilaka by Somadeva IV.75
One should ponder over again and again over the following points: who are my friends, who are my enemies, what is the ground level situation, what is my income and expense, who am I, and what is my strength.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.18
In any endeavor, it is the sentiment (bhava) behind it that is the sole determinant. A man embraces his wife with one feeling, and his mother with another.
Skanda Purana. Maheshvarakhanda, Kaumarikhanda. 42.62
A koel's beauty is in her voice, a woman's beauty in her loving devotion to her husband, an ugly person's beauty is his knowledge and for saints, beauty lies in forgiveness.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.9
A gift accompanied with sweet words, knowledge without pride, courage attended by forgiveness and wealth spend in charity: these four are rare in this world.
A backbiter does not cause as much hurt by not being kind as he does by harsh words. A mosquito causes more pain to the ear by its hum than by sucking blood.
Where the life of people could be saved by telling a lie, there lie would be truth and the truth lie.
Padmapuran (Srishti kand), 18.392
A prostitute deserts a man without money, the people desert a defeated king, birds a fruitless tree, and a guest the house after having his food.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.17
Control the greedy man by money, the proud by folding hands, a fool by doing what he says, and a wise person by telling the truth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.11
The elders are not to be criticized.
For the Brahmins fire is the god; for the sages, god is in the heart; for those low on knowledge the idol is the god;, and for those who see impartially (sama-dasrhi), god is everywhere.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.21
Where chaste women dwell, rains will not fail, nor will prosperity diminish.
Shilppadikaram, Canto XV, 125-48.
Whose son is under his control, whose wife follows his words, who has ample wealth, for him, this world itself is heaven.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.3
Control over the senses is the real penance.