There can be no lotus without a stalk, no merchant without deceit, no goldsmith who is not a cheat, no village assembly without conflict and no prostitute without greed.
Mrichchakatika, Act IV.
Pupils should tend to their teachers in the following five ways:
i) By rising to greet them, ii) Waiting on them, iii) Being attentive, iv) Serving them and v) Mastering the skills they teach. The teachers should similarly: i) Give thorough instruction, ii) Make sure the pupils have grasped what they have been taught; iii) Give them a thorough grounding in skills, iv) Recommend their pupils to friends and colleagues and, v) Make them secure.
Digha Nikaya 31: Sigalaka Sutta, III
Obeisance to that Kali (age) where the words of wife are the Vedas, to earn money is Dharma and ones own intellect is authority.
That which was before is only what takes birth again. What happens before happens now and that is what will happen in the future too. It is the father who enters his son with all his powers.
Atharva Veda 11.4.20
Whose family is without a stain? Who is not suffering from some disease? Who has not experienced a crisis? Who has always experienced happiness?
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.1
One should avoid from a distance a bad son, a bad king, a bad friend, a bad relationship and a bad country.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 139.93
Wise men say that death is natural state, while life is a change or effect.
One should acquire nectar even from poison, good words even from a child, good conduct even from an adversary and gold even from an unclean spot.
The days ends in setting of the sun; and there is a new dawn at the end of the night. Pleasure ends in pain; and the end of pain is always happiness.
Mahabharata Ashvamedhik Parva 44.18
Like a cow loves her calf may you all too love each other.
Atharva Veda 3.30.1
That work one should avoid by doing which one may have to feel ashamed.
Never hurt cows.
Rig Veda 8.101.15
A man understands dharma by hearing the scriptures, by hearing does he leave aside wicked thoughts, by listening does he gain knowledge, and by listening does he gain enlightenment (Moksha).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.1
By its very nature medicine, if distasteful, is curative of ailment.
The face is marked over with wrinkles, the head is covered with grey hair and the limbs are all weak and worn out with age, it is only the desire which is youthful (getting strong).
The new daughter-in-law, girls, the sick, and a pregnant woman, all should be fed first in the house.
The wise think of insult as nectar, and fear honor as much as they would poison.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 229.21
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
The form of imperishable dharma is merely that human beings experience grief in the suffering of others and joyfulness in their joy.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.10. 9
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44