The guru’s feet should be touched with hands crossed, i.e., the right hand should touch the right leg and the left hand should touch the left.
One should avoid from a distance a bad son, a bad king, a bad friend, a bad relationship and a bad country.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 139.93
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
Like the earth does not bear fruit immediately, similarly, Adharma too does not yield results immediately, but gradually uproots its perpetrator.
Where fools are not worshipped, sufficient quantity of grain is in store, where husband and wife don't fight with each other, there Goddess Lakshmi dwells by her own choice.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.21
Truth always wins, and never falsehood.
Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6
Man has right over only that much wealth as is enough to satisfy his hunger. He who lays a claim on the surplus is a thief and deserves punishment.
Bhagavata Purana 7.14.8
Evenness of mind (samata) is called yoga.
Bhagavad Gita 2.48
Separation from one's wife, lack of respect from friends and relatives, a balance loan, service of an evil king, poverty, and a gathering of fools - all these burn the body without fire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.14
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
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.
A bronze vessel becomes pure on cleaning with ash, a copper vessel is purified by application of sour mangoes (khatai), women are purified by menstruation, and rivers on being flooded.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.3
The one who gives with respect and the one who receives it with respect; both go to heaven. But when the opposite happens, they go to hell.
Penance is done alone, studies with two, singing with three, traveling with four, farming with five, and a battle is fought well by many.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.12
Indulge a child till five years; for the next ten, chide him to mend his faults; but, as soon he becomes sixteen years old, start treating him like a friend.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.18
God dislikes egoism and loves meekness (wretchedness).
Narad Bhakti Sutra 27
It is better to have a single son with good qualities, rather than several ones without qualities; because, a single moon removes the darkness of the night, rather than the large number of stars in the sky.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.6
In this world nobody is ever seen doing anything without desire. Whatever a man does it is because of desire.
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
A well-born person is worthy of respect, more than him is an artist, more than him even is a scholar, still more than him is one of good conduct, more that still him is a rich person, more than even a rich person is a philanthropist. But even his fame is eclipsed by him who has never begged.