Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
The wise think of insult as nectar, and fear honor as much as they would poison.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 229.21
Never look at your own reflection in water.
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
One should win over kama (desire) by giving up all resolves, anger by giving up desire, greed by looking upon wealth as an evil, and fear by pondering on the true nature of reality (Tattva).
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. 7.15.22
If you desire to maintain character, cultivate patience.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 16
The world was created before kama (desire) came into being.
Shiva Purana: Vayaviya Samhita I.24.43
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
When calamities are to befall, even a well-wisher becomes a cause of them. It is the leg of the mother that serves as the pillar for tying the calf.
The new daughter-in-law, girls, the sick, and a pregnant woman, all should be fed first in the house.
A servant is tested at the time of work, Relatives at the time of suffering, Friends in calamities, and women during the loss of wealth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.11
For the Brahmins fire is the god; for the sages, god is in the heart; for those low on knowledge the idol is the god;, and for those who see impartially (sama-dasrhi), god is everywhere.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.21
Get up. Do not sleep.
Taittriya Aranyaka, 127.2
A golden deer is an impossibility; even then, the great Rama went after it. Truly, when misfortune is near, the intelligence of even the most clever gets deluded.
The days ends in setting of the sun; and there is a new dawn at the end of the night. Pleasure ends in pain; and the end of pain is always happiness.
Mahabharata Ashvamedhik Parva 44.18
One should bring under control the agitated elephant of senses strutting about in the sprawling forest of sense-objects with the goad of knowledge.
Control the greedy man by money, the proud by folding hands, a fool by doing what he says, and a wise person by telling the truth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.11
Good advice to fools only provokes them and not pacifies. The drinking of milk by serpents produces poison in them and not nectar.
Never hurt cows.
Rig Veda 8.101.15
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.