Fools bear malice towards the wise, the poor towards the rich, prostitutes towards women of noble families, and widows towards married women.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.6
All these are useless: Rainfall in the sea, feeding those with already a full stomach, donating wealth to the already rich, and lighting a lamp in the day.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.16
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
For a brahmachari subsisting solely on alms, it is but equivalent to fasting.
One who plucks unripe fruits from a tree doesn't enjoy its taste, but succeeds in destroying its seed.
Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 34.15
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Wise men say that death is natural state, while life is a change or effect.
All qualities do not exist at one place.
In humans, the regions above the navel are extremely pure. Even amongst these, the mouth is the purest.
The rod of chastisement sways all subjects, and protects them. The rod of chastisement is awake when all are asleep. The wise have designated the rod of chastisement as Righteousness itself.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 15.2
A veil on her head, natural bashfulness on her face, slow gait, eyes fixed on the tip of the feet, few words in sweet and slow tone (all) this proclaims for sure a womans noble birth.
A dog wags its tail, falls at the feet of its master and lies down flat on the ground to show its mouth and stomach to the man who feeds it: but the noble elephant looks with a clam and steady glance upon the face of its master and condescends to take its food after a series of soothing and flattering entreaties.
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.
A cloud thunders in the autumn, it does not rain: in the rainy season it rains but does not thunder. A mean fellow speaks but does not act. A good man does not speak, he just acts.
The (following) six are the hells in this world: living in a bad village, serving a bad king, bad food, a wife given to anger, having many daughters, poverty.
To keep company with those whom they do not like and to be separated from those whom they like as also to deal with the wicked is the agony which people with long life have to suffer.
Mahabharata, Vanaparv, 193.18
One should win over kama (desire) by giving up all resolves, anger by giving up desire, greed by looking upon wealth as an evil, and fear by pondering on the true nature of reality (Tattva).
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. 7.15.22
Though one might be exceedingly strong and clever, one should be wary of an unnecessary foe. Though a doctor may be available, for no reason should one carelessly drink poison.
Panchatantra, Book III (iii)
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
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.