A Brahmin should shrink from praise as he would from poison; let him ever yearn for scorn, as he would for ambrosia.
The king who has control over his senses is truly Indra.
Atharva Veda 11.5.16
Be islands unto yourselves, be a refuge unto yourselves with no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya iii 1
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.
Whom does not association with the great benefit? A raindrop, standing on a lotus leaf, glitters like a pearl.
The form of imperishable dharma is merely that human beings experience grief in the suffering of others and joyfulness in their joy.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.10. 9
The ruler of Lanka (Ravana), the conqueror of the worlds, got defeat from the animals (the monkeys). The best of the kings, the Kuru king (Duryodhana), suffered a kick at the head. At the end everybody in common with everyone else suffers humiliation which takes away his respect. Who then is he who under the influence of conceit is to think that he is great?
For women the act of marriage is their rite of twice born. To serve her husband is equivalent to staying in a gurukula and household chores are but the service to fires.
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
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
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
Like a cow loves her calf may you all too love each other.
Atharva Veda 3.30.1
One should bring under control the agitated elephant of senses strutting about in the sprawling forest of sense-objects with the goad of knowledge.
When the heart becomes free of all desires, then does man achieve god and become immortal.
Katha Upanishad 2.3.14
Fie upon the birth of the man who is known in this world through his father. The birth is (praiseworthy) of that well-born who gets known through his son.
These three are destroyed soon: Trees on the bank of a river, a woman who lives in another's house and a king without ministers
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.15
One should not sit in a lonely place with ones mother, sister or daughter; for the senses are powerful. They pull towards themselves even a learned man.
In this world nobody is Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya, Sudra or Mleccha by birth. Qualities and actions lead to distinctions (like the above).