Those who have an element of attachment in them weaknesses appear even in the forests. Control over the five senses in the house itself is penance. One who follows the noncensurable path, for him, away from attachment, the home is the penance grove.
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
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
Alone one should not taste a delicious dish, alone one should not think of profitable undertakings, alone one should not go a journey and alone one should not be awake amidst those who are asleep.
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
No truth, no austerities, no control over senses, no mercy for all beings this is the definition of a Chandala (an out-caste).
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
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
Eating too much destroys one’s health, life span, heaven and merits. Therefore, leave this practice altogether.
Fragrance in gold, the non-withering of a jasmine garland and the non-enviousness of listeners are beyond the creation of the Creator.
Shri Kanthacharit, 2.5
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.
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
That which was before is only what takes birth again. What happens before happens now and that is what will happen in the future too. It is the father who enters his son with all his powers.
Atharva Veda 11.4.20
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
Those sensible (wise) people who follow the path purified by non-violence, they only go up (go to the higher regions). Others either join the animal kingdom or repair to the nether regions.
The best remedy for sorrow (dukha) is to not think about it. Thinking about sorrow increases it, rather than decreasing it.
Mahabharata Stri Parva 2.27
Appropriate food and the capacity to digest it, a beautiful wife and the power to make love to her, extensive wealth and the inclination to charity, all these are not the fruit of a small amount of penance (i.e. they are the fruits of a large amount of penance).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.2
The students and the teachers and all those who pore over the Sastras are all fools and addicts. One who practises (what is enjoined in the Sastras) is learned.
Mahabharata, Vanaparva, 313.110
A silent person, or one who speaks much or the man of few words, all are blamed. In this world, none is blameless.
Dhammapada, XVII (227)