Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
One who plucks unripe fruits from a tree doesn't enjoy its taste, but succeeds in destroying its seed.
Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 34.15
As a man gets water by digging with a spade, so does a student, offering obedient service, gain knowledge contained in his Guru.
A backbiter does not cause as much hurt by not being kind as he does by harsh words. A mosquito causes more pain to the ear by its hum than by sucking blood.
A being is born alone, alone does he die. Alone he wanders in the worldly forest, alone he undergoes great sufferings.
For women the act of marriage is their rite of twice born. To serve her husband is equivalent to staying in a gurukula and household chores are but the service to fires.
A veil on her head, natural bashfulness on her face, slow gait, eyes fixed on the tip of the feet, few words in sweet and slow tone (all) this proclaims for sure a womans noble birth.
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
The amount of trouble that a mother and father undergo during the birth of offspring cannot be repaid even in a hundred years.
There is no worse emaciation of the body than worry.
One obtains objects of pleasure, another sacrifices them. Out of the two, the sacrifice of such objects is better than their gain.
The relinquishing of the present happiness and the pursuit of a future one is never the policy of intelligent people.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 140.36
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16
Alone is a man born, alone does he die. Alone he enjoys the fruits of his good and evil deeds.
One who has the habit of greeting and constantly serving his elders, his age, knowledge, fame and strength, all increase.
One should ponder over again and again over the following points: who are my friends, who are my enemies, what is the ground level situation, what is my income and expense, who am I, and what is my strength.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.18
A Brahmin should shrink from praise as he would from poison; let him ever yearn for scorn, as he would for ambrosia.
The parents who do not educate their child are his enemies.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.11