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.
Never brag about a donation you have made.
The way of action is inscrutable as to what may happen and when. It could be that a mountain is dug up and what is gained is just a mouse.
If one has not given up hypocrisy, what has one to do with vows and austerities? If the blindness of the eye is not gone, what use is looking at a glass or lamp?
From birth, there are three instructors of a man: his guru, his father and his mother.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.111.2
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
A servant is tested at the time of work, Relatives at the time of suffering, Friends in calamities, and women during the loss of wealth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.11
When an individual is firmly established in non-violence (ahimsa), all beings who come near him also cease to be hostile.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.35
A well-born person is worthy of respect, more than him is an artist, more than him even is a scholar, still more than him is one of good conduct, more that still him is a rich person, more than even a rich person is a philanthropist. But even his fame is eclipsed by him who has never begged.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
One should ponder over again and again over the following points: who are my friends, who are my enemies, what is the ground level situation, what is my income and expense, who am I, and what is my strength.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.18
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
Fragrance in gold, the non-withering of a jasmine garland and the non-enviousness of listeners are beyond the creation of the Creator.
Shri Kanthacharit, 2.5
Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all endeavors fail.
Those sensible (wise) people who follow the path purified by non-violence, they only go up (go to the higher regions). Others either join the animal kingdom or repair to the nether regions.
Even a little thorn, if extracted carelessly, leads to gangrene.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva CXL (60)
Money protects dharma, yoga protects knowledge, gentleness saves the king, and a chaste woman protects the house.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.9
A wise man accepts there and then the cooked food, the ripe fruit, a woman in early youth, a wise saying, and a betelnut.
God dislikes egoism and loves meekness (wretchedness).
Narad Bhakti Sutra 27