Our servants are but our shadows; our daughter deserving of our supreme compassion. Therefore, even though they may much criticize or assail you, bear it all without getting angry at all.
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
Just as a frog swallows beings even when in the fangs of a serpent, in the same way, self, why you even in the grip of death, torment others?
One should very much avoid swimming in a big river and conflict with and opposition to a great man.
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
The wise think of insult as nectar, and fear honor as much as they would poison.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 229.21
The (following) six are the hells in this world: living in a bad village, serving a bad king, bad food, a wife given to anger, having many daughters, poverty.
Control over the senses is the real penance.
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
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
Two types of deaths have been considered the most coveted in this world: The yogic way of giving up the body by control of breath and meditating on the Supreme Reality, and the second of the brave warrior fighting fearlessly at the forefront of battle.
Bhagavata Purana 10.33
The greatest of warriors is one who conquers the Self.
Who is brave? One who has achieved control over the senses. Who is beloved? She who is of good character. What is wealth? Knowledge. What is happiness? Not to continue living abroad. What is authority? The ability to issue orders. What is gain? The association with the virtuous. What is unwelcome? To serve the unwise. What is loss? The absence of decency. What is skill? The attachment to Dharma.
A dog wags its tail, falls at the feet of its master and lies down flat on the ground to show its mouth and stomach to the man who feeds it: but the noble elephant looks with a clam and steady glance upon the face of its master and condescends to take its food after a series of soothing and flattering entreaties.
All the gods reside where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
Be afraid of a fearful circumstance only till it is far. As soon as it comes near, strike at it fearlessly.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.3
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
The king who has control over his senses is truly Indra.
Atharva Veda 11.5.16
Wise men say that death is natural state, while life is a change or effect.
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.