A man's behavior reveals his family background, his manner of speaking his place of origin, respect reveals his affection, and the makeup of his body reveals his food habits.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.2
A bad lunch ruins the day, a bad wife the night, a bad son ruins the family and not sharing money ruins one’s wealth.
One should accept reasonable (suitable) words even from a child, and a parrot but if these are not suitable, one should not accept them even it they come from Brhaspati.
One tenth of our income should be given to charity. The rest should be divided into three parts - one for increasing our wealth, second for dharma and the third for one's own consumption.
Shiva Purana. Vidyeshvarasamhita.13.72
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
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
The gods live where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.
The guru’s feet should be touched with hands crossed, i.e., the right hand should touch the right leg and the left hand should touch the left.
One's own character, offspring, family, soul, and dharma - all are protected when the wife is protected.
Never trust the following: Animals with nails, Rivers, Horned animals, Men with weapons, Women, and the Royal family (because all change temperament without warning).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.15
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
The internal suffering of the person who does not reciprocate the criticism and abuse hurled at him burns down the abuser taking away all the latter's merit.
Mahabharata Adiparva 87.7
Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
It is better to have a single son with good qualities, rather than several ones without qualities; because, a single moon removes the darkness of the night, rather than the large number of stars in the sky.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.6
To be in the river till noon, to offer worship to a deity in an (open) assembly, to be well-dressed all the time - this is what hypocrisy is.
What use is his life who goes to a far distant place to earn his livelihood leaving his family behind?
Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
In this transient world wealth, our breath, life, and youth, all are transient. If anything is unshaking, it is dharma.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.20
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