Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
Dharma protects those who protect it.
Mahabharata Vana Parva 313.128
He who allows the occasion for coming to the assistance of his friends to pass is worthless, even if he were to achieve great things.
Valmiki Ramayana, 4.29.14
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
Bestowal on the poor alone is charity: everything else smacks of barter.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 23
He who enveloped by Tamas (Tamoguna) gives black money in charity, he, the wretched one, attaining animalhood in death reaps its fruit.
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
Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all endeavors fail.
If in this world, there were none to beg, would there be any glory for the rich?
Tirukkural 101 Ch.106. 1059
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
There is only a twofold remedy for the wicked and the thorns: either slap their face with shoes or keep them at a safe distance.
Charity begets wealth, keeping silent makes others follow you, penance leads to gain of desired objects, and celibacy leads to a long life.
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 7.14
A walking man lifts his second leg only after the first has been placed firmly on the ground. A caterpillar leaves a blade of grass only when it has caught hold of another; similarly does the embodied soul, following the course of its destiny, leave the former body only when it has caught hold of the next.
Bhagavata Purana 10.1.40
All that is accumulated is finally to vanish and all that rises ends in fall. All unions end in separation and life in death.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.105.16
Better than a long-living foolish son is the son who dies as soon he is born. The latter gives a brief pain, but the foolish one gives torment as long as he lives.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.7
The gods live where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
A being is born alone, alone does he die. Alone he wanders in the worldly forest, alone he undergoes great sufferings.
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
For the Brahmagyani heaven, for the brave a warrior his life, for one who has won over his senses a woman, and for those who are not greedy this world, all are but mere twigs.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.14
A woman's mouth is forever pure.