In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
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 one who gives with respect and the one who receives it with respect; both go to heaven. But when the opposite happens, they go to hell.
All these are useless: Rainfall in the sea, feeding those with already a full stomach, donating wealth to the already rich, and lighting a lamp in the day.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.16
Though one might be exceedingly strong and clever, one should be wary of an unnecessary foe. Though a doctor may be available, for no reason should one carelessly drink poison.
Panchatantra, Book III (iii)
Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
The one who gains neither pleasure nor unhappiness while listening, touching, seeing, eating or smelling, is the one who has gained control over his sense organs.
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
A man may place his feet anywhere - on a brick, stone or wood etc, in any case it will be on the earth itself. Similarly, whatever name or form exists, it is only that of the Supreme Person.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 10.87.15
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
A well-born person is worthy of respect, more than him is an artist, more than him even is a scholar, still more than him is one of good conduct, more that still him is a rich person, more than even a rich person is a philanthropist. But even his fame is eclipsed by him who has never begged.
Till the Mother, Father and Guru are alive, no need to do any another Dharma. One should constantly serve and benefit them with love and affection.
It is better for knower of the Vedas to die without passing on his knowledge to anybody, rather than teach it to an undeserving person.
A golden deer is an impossibility; even then, the great Rama went after it. Truly, when misfortune is near, the intelligence of even the most clever gets deluded.
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16
One should very much avoid swimming in a big river and conflict with and opposition to a great man.
The world was created before kama (desire) came into being.
Shiva Purana: Vayaviya Samhita I.24.43
"Dharma is called 'dharma' because it upholds (dharan) the world. Therefore, whatever possesses this characteristic of support and sustenance is dharma."
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 109.11
Criticizing others leads to destruction. Criticizing oneself gives fame.
Shiva Purana: Rudrasamhita, Parvati Khanda 31.23