O you the Ketaka plant, you are curved, you grow in a muddy place, you are not easy of reach, snakes take recourse in you, you have no fruit, you have thorns, still you through your smell, are dear to all beings. Just one, single, good quality of yours cancels out all the bad ones.
The fish which lives deep in the sea gets caught, the deer which runs faster than the wind gets bound, even the bird, which can discern a piece of meat from a distance of several miles cannot see the net nearby - all because of the vagaries of fate.
Padma Purana. 2.81.28-29
Just as a calf finds out its mother in the midst of thousands of cows, in the same way the action done in previous life follows its doer.
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
For men too much walking, for horses being tied up, for women the lack of copulation, and for clothes exposure to sunshine - all lead to deterioration and old age.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.17
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.
The one who uses another person’s vehicle, bed, seat, well, garden or house without permission, gets a quarter of the owner’s sins.
O sandalwood, who could be clever enough to follow this path of yours that you, even when rubbed, fill with your fragrance even those who rub you?
A Brahmin should shrink from praise as he would from poison; let him ever yearn for scorn, as he would for ambrosia.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
The care of the root of a thing - this is the usage of experienced men. If the root is sound, the juices, which implement the maturing of the fruit, will be protected.
Ramayana, Kishkindha Kanda, Ch. 65
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
Like birds collecting on a tree in the night and then going their separate ways in the morning, the union of all beings inevitably ends in separation.
Buddha Charita 6.46
Where chaste women dwell, rains will not fail, nor will prosperity diminish.
Shilppadikaram, Canto XV, 125-48.
A koel's beauty is in her voice, a woman's beauty in her loving devotion to her husband, an ugly person's beauty is his knowledge and for saints, beauty lies in forgiveness.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.9
One should always be satisfied with following three: one’s own wife, food and money. One should never be satisfied with following: one’s study, penance, and charity.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 7.4
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
The ruler has to suffer the fruits of sins committed by his people, the royal priest suffers the sins of the ruler, a husband the sins of his wife, and a guru the sins committed by his disciple.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.9
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
There is just a difference of a dot between chinta (=worry) and chita (=funeral pyre). Chita (funeral pyre) burns a life-less being while, strange it may appear, chinta (=worry) burns even the living one.