Material prosperity is the highest ideal for the king and the prostitute. For the rest, dharma is the supreme ideal.
Evenness of mind (samata) is called yoga.
Bhagavad Gita 2.48
The one who uses another person’s vehicle, bed, seat, well, garden or house without permission, gets a quarter of the owner’s sins.
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
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
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
A tree bends when its fruits have ripened; a fresh water cloud hangs low; similarly, a gentleman becomes all the more humble in prosperity.
Shakuntala Act IV, 12
Criticizing others leads to destruction. Criticizing oneself gives fame.
Shiva Purana: Rudrasamhita, Parvati Khanda 31.23
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
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
Never trust a bad friend. Even a good friend should not be trusted too much, because, if he ever gets angry, he will reveal all your secrets.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.6
All the gods reside where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
In this world nobody is Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya, Sudra or Mleccha by birth. Qualities and actions lead to distinctions (like the above).
In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
Two types of deaths have been considered the most coveted in this world: The yogic way of giving up the body by control of breath and meditating on the Supreme Reality, and the second of the brave warrior fighting fearlessly at the forefront of battle.
Bhagavata Purana 10.33
Where undeserving ones are shows honour and the deserving ones not done so, three things appear there: famine, death and fear.
Skandapuran Maa. Kou. 7,2.45
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)
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
A wise man accepts there and then the cooked food, the ripe fruit, a woman in early youth, a wise saying, and a betelnut.