A scripture is poison without practice, food is poison for those having indigestion, a gathering is poison for a poor fellow, and a young woman is poison for an old man.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.15
As a man grows old his hair gets old (wears away) so do his teeth (i.e. decay) and his eyes and ears (i.e. they lose their power of seeing and hearing); his desire only gets stronger (lit. youthful).
People with great intellect conquest the impulse of anger while the people of lower caliber are conquered by it.
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
Those who criticize the wisdom of the Vedas, describe the noble behavior enjoined by the scriptures as useless, call the peaceful person a hypocrite, all these merely trouble themselves without cause.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.10
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
A lame frog, a sick serpent, an old man in poverty, a man with bad wife- all these experiences great torment in the this world. It is not possible that it could be otherwise.
Compared to men women have eight times the diet, four times the brain, six times the courage and eight times the desire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.17
Gods kill and drop down (in hell) the king who does not protect the Brahmin, who does not practice austerities and a rich man who is not charitable.
It is rare to have birth in Bharatavarsha (India).
By its very nature medicine, if distasteful, is curative of ailment.
Who does this body belong to? Does it belong to my parents who created it? Or does it belong to my wife who is my life partner? Is it fuel for the fire that is ultimately going to consume it, or is it food for vultures and wolves? Does it belong to me, or to my near and dear ones?
Bhagavata Purana 11.26.19
There are eight kinds of foes- an act of god, fire, water, disease, plague, panic, famine and flood.
Arthashastra Book IV, Ch. III
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.
Whose son is under his control, whose wife follows his words, who has ample wealth, for him, this world itself is heaven.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.3
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
A deed performed unrighteously will certainly bring calamity.
Kathasaritsagara Book X, Lx (84)
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.
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.