Will grow with this idea one should take to farming: there may be (profit) or not with this idea one should do business; will not come back with this idea one should advance loan; I will not exist with this idea one should take risk.
There is just a difference of a dot between chinta (=worry) and chita (=funeral pyre). Chita (funeral pyre) burns a life-less being while, strange it may appear, chinta (=worry) burns even the living one.
Never live in a city lacking in these five things: a rich man, a Vedic Brahmin, a ruler, a river and a doctor.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.9
One who takes scorn in his stride sleeps at ease, wakes at ease, and goes about the world with ease. However, the one who scorns him perishes.
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
Even a serpent with no poison should raise its hood in full. Poison there may or may not be, the display of the hood itself strikes terror.
For a brahmachari subsisting solely on alms, it is but equivalent to fasting.
Nights are demonic.
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.
In strained circumstances a man is even anxious to get a handful of barley grains but afterwards when he is full (very prosperous) he attaches no importance (lit. thinks like a straw) to (the whole) earth. It is quite clear, (therefore) that the value of a thing is altogether dependant upon the wealthy or penurious conditions of a man.
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
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.
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13
Like the earth does not bear fruit immediately, similarly, Adharma too does not yield results immediately, but gradually uproots its perpetrator.
Desire is never extinguished by the enjoyment of desired objects; it only grows stronger like a fire (fed) with clarified butter.
Mahabharata, Aadiparv, 75.50
Even though beseeched by desire, never go near your wife during her menstrual period; nor lie with her on the same bed.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Always give way to a brahmin, a cow, the king, a blind person, one who is old, one who is carrying a load, a pregnant woman and one who is weak.
Baudhayana Dharma Sutra 2.3.30
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
A walking man lifts his second leg only after the first has been placed firmly on the ground. A caterpillar leaves a blade of grass only when it has caught hold of another; similarly does the embodied soul, following the course of its destiny, leave the former body only when it has caught hold of the next.
Bhagavata Purana 10.1.40