Bestowal on the poor alone is charity: everything else smacks of barter.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 23
For a brahmachari subsisting solely on alms, it is but equivalent to fasting.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Those who criticize the wisdom of the Vedas, describe the noble behavior enjoined by the scriptures as useless, call the peaceful person a hypocrite, all these merely trouble themselves without cause.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.10
A Brahmin should shrink from praise as he would from poison; let him ever yearn for scorn, as he would for ambrosia.
May the son follow his father and obey his mother. May the wife speak with her husband in a calml and sweet voice.
Atharva Veda 3.30.2
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
One should no go at the head of multitude; if the undertaking succeeds, the fruit is the same (i.e., is shared equally by all); but if it fails, it is the leader who is killed.
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.
A being is born alone, alone does he die. Alone he wanders in the worldly forest, alone he undergoes great sufferings.
It is faith (Shraddha) that we worship in the morning, in the afternoon, and also in the evening. O! Goddess of Faith, give us faith.
Rig Veda 10.151.5
The bull of dharma has forgiveness for its horns, control of the senses for its ears, the eyes of faith and the Vedas as its breath.
Shiva Purana Vidyeshvarasamhita:17.86
A backbiter does not cause as much hurt by not being kind as he does by harsh words. A mosquito causes more pain to the ear by its hum than by sucking blood.
A prostitute deserts a man without money, the people desert a defeated king, birds a fruitless tree, and a guest the house after having his food.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.17
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
Get up. Do not sleep.
Taittriya Aranyaka, 127.2
In this world, the prosperous are often seen deprived of the power to consume and digest, while the poor have the capacity to digest even a piece of wood.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 28.29.
Fix your mind only on Me, place your intellect in Me and then without doubt you will dwell in me thereafter.
Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita 12.8
All people remain under control through punishment. An upright man is rare. It is through the fear of punishment that the world gets fit for enjoyment.