This is the family of the wise man- Dharma is father, forbearance is mother, compassion is wife, qualities are sons. All others are only illusions.
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
Whom does not association with the great benefit? A raindrop, standing on a lotus leaf, glitters like a pearl.
Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all endeavors fail.
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
That work one should avoid by doing which one may have to feel ashamed.
There is no worse emaciation of the body than worry.
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
One should acquire nectar even from poison, good words even from a child, good conduct even from an adversary and gold even from an unclean spot.
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
One should accept reasonable (suitable) words even from a child, and a parrot but if these are not suitable, one should not accept them even it they come from Brhaspati.
All qualities do not exist at one place.
No truth, no austerities, no control over senses, no mercy for all beings this is the definition of a Chandala (an out-caste).
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
Indulgence leads to demerits and admonition leads to development of good qualities. Hence, sons and students should be admonished and never indulged.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 212
Money protects dharma, yoga protects knowledge, gentleness saves the king, and a chaste woman protects the house.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.9
A man understands dharma by hearing the scriptures, by hearing does he leave aside wicked thoughts, by listening does he gain knowledge, and by listening does he gain enlightenment (Moksha).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.1
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
By its very nature medicine, if distasteful, is curative of ailment.
Virtue is preserved with truthfulness, learning with practice, beauty with (herbal) make-up and noble birth with good manners.
Mahabharata, Udyogparv, 34.39