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
Indulge a child till five years; for the next ten, chide him to mend his faults; but, as soon he becomes sixteen years old, start treating him like a friend.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.18
The way of action is inscrutable as to what may happen and when. It could be that a mountain is dug up and what is gained is just a mouse.
That work one should avoid by doing which one may have to feel ashamed.
Like a tree laden with ripe fruits bends naturally, so do gentle people display all the more humility when blessed with abundance.
Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam 71
The wise should keep the following nine as secret: age, wealth, the weak point of their family (lit. house), mantra, medicine, contracts, charity, honour and insult.
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
One should very much avoid swimming in a big river and conflict with and opposition to a great man.
A being is born alone, alone does he die. Alone he wanders in the worldly forest, alone he undergoes great sufferings.
The students and the teachers and all those who pore over the Sastras are all fools and addicts. One who practises (what is enjoined in the Sastras) is learned.
Mahabharata, Vanaparva, 313.110
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.)
Separation from wife, censure by the good, the remainder of debt, service to the miser, the advent of the dear ones when one is stricken with poverty these five burn the body without fire.
Where undeserving ones are shows honour and the deserving ones not done so, three things appear there: famine, death and fear.
Skandapuran Maa. Kou. 7,2.45
That man may be considered to have (really) subdued his sense-organs who on hearing and touching and seeing or tasting and smelling (any thing) neither rejoices nor repents.
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
A wise man should never reveal the following: a loss of wealth, a worry bothering the mind, faults of his household, having been made a fool by someone, and being humiliated.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 7.1
People with great intellect conquest the impulse of anger while the people of lower caliber are conquered by it.
Never trust the following: Animals with nails, Rivers, Horned animals, Men with weapons, Women, and the Royal family (because all change temperament without warning).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.15
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?
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.