For the sake of the family sacrifice an individual, for the village a family, for the city a village, and for the soul, the whole world can be sacrificed.
Mahabharata Udyog Parva 37.17
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
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.)
Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
Old age stands threatening like a tigress. Diseases are striking the body like enemies and life is leaking out like water from a broken jar; but, strange to say, men are still regardless of doing good.
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
The words that cause pain to others are untruth. The reverses of it is truth.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
One should very much avoid swimming in a big river and conflict with and opposition to a great man.
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
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.
This is the family of the wise man- Dharma is father, forbearance is mother, compassion is wife, qualities are sons. All others are only illusions.
Like the featherless young bird crying out for its mother, the hungry calf eager for cow's milk and like the wife who has intense longing for her beloved husband away from home, so am I, O lotus-eyed god, keen to behold you.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.11.26
By performing action without attachment one attains the Highest.
Bhagavad Gita 3.19
Amongst birds the crow, in animals the dog, in saints the one prone to anger, and in humans the one who criticizes everybody, these are the outcastes (chandala).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.2
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
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16
One who takes scorn in his stride sleeps at ease, wakes at ease, and goes about the world with ease. However, the one who scorns him perishes.