Of a man overcome by worries of his family, learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear along with the body like water in an unbaked pitcher.
Alone is a man born, alone does he die. Alone he enjoys the fruits of his good and evil deeds.
Where fools are not worshipped, sufficient quantity of grain is in store, where husband and wife don't fight with each other, there Goddess Lakshmi dwells by her own choice.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.21
When Gautam Buddha saw the ground littered with dead worms and insects scattered by ploughs, he mourned deeply, as if they were his own kinsmen.
Buddha Charita 5.5
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
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?
When you have to choose between water secured without any effort and delicious food causing trouble, choose after consideration, what is conducive to happiness and what is easily acquired.
Hitopdesha, Book I
For women the act of marriage is their rite of twice born. To serve her husband is equivalent to staying in a gurukula and household chores are but the service to fires.
A man understands dharma by hearing the scriptures, by hearing does he leave aside wicked thoughts, by listening does he gain knowledge, and by listening does he gain enlightenment (Moksha).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.1
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
One should no go at the head of multitude; if the undertaking succeeds, the fruit is the same (i.e., is shared equally by all); but if it fails, it is the leader who is killed.
The face is marked over with wrinkles, the head is covered with grey hair and the limbs are all weak and worn out with age, it is only the desire which is youthful (getting strong).
These three are destroyed soon: Trees on the bank of a river, a woman who lives in another's house and a king without ministers
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.15
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
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
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
One protected by the armour of endurance (forbearance) conquers everything.
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
Yoga means skill in action.
Bhagavad Gita 2.50
Obeisance to that Kali (age) where the words of wife are the Vedas, to earn money is Dharma and ones own intellect is authority.