A man’s intelligence follows whatever is supposed to happen, all means and helpers too become available to achieve it.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.5
Misfortunes that befell a human being are the eventual cause of his welfare.
Shrimad Devi Bhagavata Purana: 9.7.22
Bestowal on the poor alone is charity: everything else smacks of barter.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 23
One who plucks unripe fruits from a tree doesn't enjoy its taste, but succeeds in destroying its seed.
Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 34.15
Fie upon the birth of the man who is known in this world through his father. The birth is (praiseworthy) of that well-born who gets known through his son.
It is truth which bears this world, the sun shines because of truth, and the wind blows because of truth; all are established in truth only.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.19
Control over the senses is the real penance.
Of a man overcome by worries of his family, learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear along with the body like water in an unbaked pitcher.
For men too much walking, for horses being tied up, for women the lack of copulation, and for clothes exposure to sunshine - all lead to deterioration and old age.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.17
When the destruction (loss) of the whole impends, a wise man foregoes half (a part of it).
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
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
He who kills a Brahmin or a cow or drinks an intoxicating liquor or is a thief or violates his vow is till able to expiate his sin, but of whom who is guilty of ingratitude no expiation is possible.
Valmiki Ramayana, 4.3412
All qualities do not exist at one place.
A serpent giving out sound like a frog, a lion putting on the expression of a cow and an enemy showing respect one should take as not friendly.
The parents who do not educate their child are his enemies.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.11
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
He who allows the occasion for coming to the assistance of his friends to pass is worthless, even if he were to achieve great things.
Valmiki Ramayana, 4.29.14