One who respects all three – Mother, Father and Guru, he has respected all Dharmas. One who disrespects them; he has failed in all ways.
It is only the meanminded who calculate in the manner that such and such is mine and such and such is alien. For those of magnanimous character the whole earth is one family.
Accompanied by Parvati, Shiva lives in the minds of the pure.
Shiva Purana Mahatmya 4.10
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.
Never harm a woman, child, hermit or a priest. Even if one has to give up one's life, the trust of these four should never be betrayed.
Panchatantra, Book IV (40)
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
What use is his life who goes to a far distant place to earn his livelihood leaving his family behind?
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
Water does not stick to a lotus leaf or a grain of mustard to the tip of an awl. Similarly, even though he may be married, one who does not cling to the pleasure of the senses, him would I call a Brahmin.
Buddha in the Dhammapada Atthakatha, Book V, Story 10
Women are like flowers.
Kama Sutra 3.2.6
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
"Dharma is called 'dharma' because it upholds (dharan) the world. Therefore, whatever possesses this characteristic of support and sustenance is dharma."
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 109.11
Amongst birds the crow, in animals the dog, in saints the one prone to anger, and in humans the one who criticizes everybody, these are the outcastes (chandala).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.2
Good advice to fools only provokes them and not pacifies. The drinking of milk by serpents produces poison in them and not nectar.
All these are useless: Rainfall in the sea, feeding those with already a full stomach, donating wealth to the already rich, and lighting a lamp in the day.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.16
Suffering means being under somebody else’s control. Happiness is being under one’s control only. This in a nutshell is a definition of happiness and suffering.
Will grow with this idea one should take to farming: there may be (profit) or not with this idea one should do business; will not come back with this idea one should advance loan; I will not exist with this idea one should take risk.
All people remain under control through punishment. An upright man is rare. It is through the fear of punishment that the world gets fit for enjoyment.