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
OM is the Supreme God. Pranayama is the greatest austerity. There is nothing greater than Gayatri, and truth is greater than silence.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
For the twice born, fire is the guru, for all castes, Brahmins are the guru, for women, husband is the guru, and a guest is guru for all.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.1
Control over the senses is the real penance.
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)
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
Alone one should not taste a delicious dish, alone one should not think of profitable undertakings, alone one should not go a journey and alone one should not be awake amidst those who are asleep.
With the idea that the wife is mine, if she is pampered a lot, she rudely insults the very husband. The lamp is mine, if with this idea it is given a deep kiss, it singes badly the very moment the bristles on the face.
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.
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
Money, relatives, age, karma and knowledge, all these are to be respected. The latter ones more than the former (For e.g. relatives are more important than money etc.)
It is better for knower of the Vedas to die without passing on his knowledge to anybody, rather than teach it to an undeserving person.
The greatest of warriors is one who conquers the Self.
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
Nights are demonic.
The teacher (acharya) is an incarnation of the Vedas, the father is an image of Lord Brahma, one's brother is an image of Indra and one's mother is but a direct expression of the earth.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 7.6.29
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
God dislikes egoism and loves meekness (wretchedness).
Narad Bhakti Sutra 27