Never brag about a donation you have made.
Separation from wife, censure by the good, the remainder of debt, service to the miser, the advent of the dear ones when one is stricken with poverty these five burn the body without fire.
Good advice to fools only provokes them and not pacifies. The drinking of milk by serpents produces poison in them and not nectar.
The world was created before kama (desire) came into being.
Shiva Purana: Vayaviya Samhita I.24.43
In this world, the prosperous are often seen deprived of the power to consume and digest, while the poor have the capacity to digest even a piece of wood.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 28.29.
Like a tree laden with ripe fruits bends naturally, so do gentle people display all the more humility when blessed with abundance.
Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam 71
One who respects all three – Mother, Father and Guru, he has respected all Dharmas. One who disrespects them; he has failed in all ways.
Evenness of mind (samata) is called yoga.
Bhagavad Gita 2.48
The wise think of insult as nectar, and fear honor as much as they would poison.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 229.21
Get up. Do not sleep.
Taittriya Aranyaka, 127.2
In strained circumstances a man is even anxious to get a handful of barley grains but afterwards when he is full (very prosperous) he attaches no importance (lit. thinks like a straw) to (the whole) earth. It is quite clear, (therefore) that the value of a thing is altogether dependant upon the wealthy or penurious conditions of a man.
Fools bear malice towards the wise, the poor towards the rich, prostitutes towards women of noble families, and widows towards married women.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.6
Even a serpent with no poison should raise its hood in full. Poison there may or may not be, the display of the hood itself strikes terror.
Whom does not association with the great benefit? A raindrop, standing on a lotus leaf, glitters like a pearl.
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
The best remedy for sorrow (dukha) is to not think about it. Thinking about sorrow increases it, rather than decreasing it.
Mahabharata Stri Parva 2.27
Those sensible (wise) people who follow the path purified by non-violence, they only go up (go to the higher regions). Others either join the animal kingdom or repair to the nether regions.
In humans, the regions above the navel are extremely pure. Even amongst these, the mouth is the purest.
Nights are demonic.
He who does not have mother in the house and has a wife of harsh speech, should go to a forest: (for him) as is the forest so is his house.
Brihanaradiya Puran, 10.44