For the Brahmins fire is the god; for the sages, god is in the heart; for those low on knowledge the idol is the god;, and for those who see impartially (sama-dasrhi), god is everywhere.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.21
Fools bear malice towards the wise, the poor towards the rich, prostitutes towards women of noble families, and widows towards married women.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.6
The rod of chastisement sways all subjects, and protects them. The rod of chastisement is awake when all are asleep. The wise have designated the rod of chastisement as Righteousness itself.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 15.2
As a man gets water by digging with a spade, so does a student, offering obedient service, gain knowledge contained in his Guru.
There can be no lotus without a stalk, no merchant without deceit, no goldsmith who is not a cheat, no village assembly without conflict and no prostitute without greed.
Mrichchakatika, Act IV.
Civility adds grace even to an ugly woman while the absence of it takes away the grace of even from the pretty one.
Dhurt Vit Samvad, 23
Those sensible (wise) people who follow the path purified by non-violence, they only go up (go to the higher regions). Others either join the animal kingdom or repair to the nether regions.
A bad lunch ruins the day, a bad wife the night, a bad son ruins the family and not sharing money ruins one’s wealth.
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
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
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
One should very much avoid swimming in a big river and conflict with and opposition to a great man.
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13
The best remedy for sorrow (dukha) is to not think about it. Thinking about sorrow increases it, rather than decreasing it.
Mahabharata Stri Parva 2.27
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.
One's own character, offspring, family, soul, and dharma - all are protected when the wife is protected.
Never brag about a donation you have made.
Separation from one's wife, lack of respect from friends and relatives, a balance loan, service of an evil king, poverty, and a gathering of fools - all these burn the body without fire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.14
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.