One who plucks unripe fruits from a tree doesn't enjoy its taste, but succeeds in destroying its seed.
Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 34.15
For the sake of the family sacrifice an individual, for the village a family, for the city a village, and for the soul, the whole world can be sacrificed.
Mahabharata Udyog Parva 37.17
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.
It is faith (Shraddha) that we worship in the morning, in the afternoon, and also in the evening. O! Goddess of Faith, give us faith.
Rig Veda 10.151.5
The eye cannot see itself but is capable of scanning things which are at a far off distance. Similarly, people are good at advising others, but not in performing their own duties.
Yashatilaka by Somadeva IV.75
The way of action is inscrutable as to what may happen and when. It could be that a mountain is dug up and what is gained is just a mouse.
There is no water purer than a cloud’s, no power greater than one’s own inner strength, no light like that of the eye and nothing more likeable than food.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.17
A koel's beauty is in her voice, a woman's beauty in her loving devotion to her husband, an ugly person's beauty is his knowledge and for saints, beauty lies in forgiveness.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.9
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all endeavors fail.
Misfortunes that befell a human being are the eventual cause of his welfare.
Shrimad Devi Bhagavata Purana: 9.7.22
Get up. Do not sleep.
Taittriya Aranyaka, 127.2
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
There is just a difference of a dot between chinta (=worry) and chita (=funeral pyre). Chita (funeral pyre) burns a life-less being while, strange it may appear, chinta (=worry) burns even the living one.
The face is marked over with wrinkles, the head is covered with grey hair and the limbs are all weak and worn out with age, it is only the desire which is youthful (getting strong).
Be islands unto yourselves, be a refuge unto yourselves with no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya iii 1
A wise man accepts there and then the cooked food, the ripe fruit, a woman in early youth, a wise saying, and a betelnut.
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
A walking man lifts his second leg only after the first has been placed firmly on the ground. A caterpillar leaves a blade of grass only when it has caught hold of another; similarly does the embodied soul, following the course of its destiny, leave the former body only when it has caught hold of the next.
Bhagavata Purana 10.1.40
A woman's mouth is forever pure.