In humans, the regions above the navel are extremely pure. Even amongst these, the mouth is the purest.
It is rare to have birth in Bharatavarsha (India).
Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
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
As a man grows old his hair gets old (wears away) so do his teeth (i.e. decay) and his eyes and ears (i.e. they lose their power of seeing and hearing); his desire only gets stronger (lit. youthful).
A deed performed unrighteously will certainly bring calamity.
Kathasaritsagara Book X, Lx (84)
Control over the senses is the real penance.
Two types of deaths have been considered the most coveted in this world: The yogic way of giving up the body by control of breath and meditating on the Supreme Reality, and the second of the brave warrior fighting fearlessly at the forefront of battle.
Bhagavata Purana 10.33
A wise man should marry an ugly girl of a noble family rather than a beautiful girl born in a dubious family, because a marriage takes place only between equal families.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.14
Never harm a woman, child, hermit or a priest. Even if one has to give up one's life, the trust of these four should never be betrayed.
Panchatantra, Book IV (40)
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
Like a tree laden with ripe fruits bends naturally, so do gentle people display all the more humility when blessed with abundance.
Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam 71
Honour, insult and charity one should not make public.
Those born blind, those blinded with desire, and those blinded with pride, all three cannot see, and a fourth, the selfish ones, cannot see their faults.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.7
Better than a long-living foolish son is the son who dies as soon he is born. The latter gives a brief pain, but the foolish one gives torment as long as he lives.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.7
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
Gods kill and drop down (in hell) the king who does not protect the Brahmin, who does not practice austerities and a rich man who is not charitable.
It is only the meanminded who calculate in the manner that such and such is mine and such and such is alien. For those of magnanimous character the whole earth is one family.
A golden deer is an impossibility; even then, the great Rama went after it. Truly, when misfortune is near, the intelligence of even the most clever gets deluded.