Never hurt cows.
Rig Veda 8.101.15
One should win over kama (desire) by giving up all resolves, anger by giving up desire, greed by looking upon wealth as an evil, and fear by pondering on the true nature of reality (Tattva).
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. 7.15.22
Those born blind, those blinded with desire, and those blinded with pride, all three cannot see, and a fourth, the selfish ones, cannot see their faults.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.7
Eating too much destroys one’s health, life span, heaven and merits. Therefore, leave this practice altogether.
In strained circumstances a man is even anxious to get a handful of barley grains but afterwards when he is full (very prosperous) he attaches no importance (lit. thinks like a straw) to (the whole) earth. It is quite clear, (therefore) that the value of a thing is altogether dependant upon the wealthy or penurious conditions of a man.
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.
One who has the habit of greeting and constantly serving his elders, his age, knowledge, fame and strength, all increase.
Women are like flowers.
Kama Sutra 3.2.6
Where the life of people could be saved by telling a lie, there lie would be truth and the truth lie.
Padmapuran (Srishti kand), 18.392
From birth, there are three instructors of a man: his guru, his father and his mother.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.111.2
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
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.
All the gods reside where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
One should preserve with (conscious) effort ones good character. One who has not lost good conduct is no loser, one who has lost good conduct is lost.
One who respects all three – Mother, Father and Guru, he has respected all Dharmas. One who disrespects them; he has failed in all ways.
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.
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
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
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).