Charity destroys poverty, good behavior destroys troubles, knowledge destroys ignorance, and bhakti destroys fear.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.11
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 tree bends when its fruits have ripened; a fresh water cloud hangs low; similarly, a gentleman becomes all the more humble in prosperity.
Shakuntala Act IV, 12
People with great intellect conquest the impulse of anger while the people of lower caliber are conquered by it.
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.
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
Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
Dharma protects those who protect it.
Mahabharata Vana Parva 313.128
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
May the son follow his father and obey his mother. May the wife speak with her husband in a calml and sweet voice.
Atharva Veda 3.30.2
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
Appropriate food and the capacity to digest it, a beautiful wife and the power to make love to her, extensive wealth and the inclination to charity, all these are not the fruit of a small amount of penance (i.e. they are the fruits of a large amount of penance).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.2
A sleeping person is like a dead one.
A person exceedingly angry is blind though possessed of eyes.
Long enmity, jealousy, untruthfulness, unchasity, backbiting and cruelty are the hallmark of a Sudra.
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
Where undeserving ones are shows honour and the deserving ones not done so, three things appear there: famine, death and fear.
Skandapuran Maa. Kou. 7,2.45
Just as a frog swallows beings even when in the fangs of a serpent, in the same way, self, why you even in the grip of death, torment others?
The relinquishing of the present happiness and the pursuit of a future one is never the policy of intelligent people.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 140.36
The king who has control over his senses is truly Indra.
Atharva Veda 11.5.16