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
A dog wags its tail, falls at the feet of its master and lies down flat on the ground to show its mouth and stomach to the man who feeds it: but the noble elephant looks with a clam and steady glance upon the face of its master and condescends to take its food after a series of soothing and flattering entreaties.
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.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Yoga means skill in action.
Bhagavad Gita 2.50
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
To keep company with those whom they do not like and to be separated from those whom they like as also to deal with the wicked is the agony which people with long life have to suffer.
Mahabharata, Vanaparv, 193.18
A woman’s name should be beautiful, benign, soft, and easily pronounceable with a clear meaning, have a long vowel at the end and should communicate a blessing.
The good people who earn their livelihood with righteous means, who are attached only to their wives, who have control over their senses and who love their guests there is salvation in their house itself.
Women are like flowers.
Kama Sutra 3.2.6
The care of the root of a thing - this is the usage of experienced men. If the root is sound, the juices, which implement the maturing of the fruit, will be protected.
Ramayana, Kishkindha Kanda, Ch. 65
That which was before is only what takes birth again. What happens before happens now and that is what will happen in the future too. It is the father who enters his son with all his powers.
Atharva Veda 11.4.20
Virtue is preserved with truthfulness, learning with practice, beauty with (herbal) make-up and noble birth with good manners.
Mahabharata, Udyogparv, 34.39
For those living in a foreign land his education is the true friend; in the house a wife is a man’s true friend; for the ill medicine is the best friend; and for the dead dharma is the only friend.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.15
Somebody may or may not be tormented by hostile enemies, but everybody is tormented, everywhere and always, by sense organs.
One should be careful in speech, restrained in one's thoughts and do no wrong with one's body. Once these three parts of action are cleared, then one will gain the path of the sages.
Dhammapada Atthakatha, Bk. 20 (6)
Where chaste women dwell, rains will not fail, nor will prosperity diminish.
Shilppadikaram, Canto XV, 125-48.
Good advice to fools only provokes them and not pacifies. The drinking of milk by serpents produces poison in them and not nectar.
Compared to men women have eight times the diet, four times the brain, six times the courage and eight times the desire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.17
The world was created before kama (desire) came into being.
Shiva Purana: Vayaviya Samhita I.24.43