Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
A bad lunch ruins the day, a bad wife the night, a bad son ruins the family and not sharing money ruins one’s wealth.
When the heart becomes free of all desires, then does man achieve god and become immortal.
Katha Upanishad 2.3.14
The principal wealth of a man is his wife.
(Mahabharata, Shantiparva 144.14)
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.
Indulgence leads to demerits and admonition leads to development of good qualities. Hence, sons and students should be admonished and never indulged.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 212
Where fools are not worshipped, sufficient quantity of grain is in store, where husband and wife don't fight with each other, there Goddess Lakshmi dwells by her own choice.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.21
The one who uses another person’s vehicle, bed, seat, well, garden or house without permission, gets a quarter of the owner’s sins.
The bull of dharma has forgiveness for its horns, control of the senses for its ears, the eyes of faith and the Vedas as its breath.
Shiva Purana Vidyeshvarasamhita:17.86
Never trust a bad friend. Even a good friend should not be trusted too much, because, if he ever gets angry, he will reveal all your secrets.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.6
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Charity destroys poverty, good behavior destroys troubles, knowledge destroys ignorance, and bhakti destroys fear.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.11
Never trust the one who is not faithful, and do not place too much trust even in the faithful.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 139.29
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
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13
For the Brahmagyani heaven, for the brave a warrior his life, for one who has won over his senses a woman, and for those who are not greedy this world, all are but mere twigs.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.14
Desire is the biggest disease in the world; infatuation the biggest enemy; anger the greatest fire; and knowledge the highest pleasure in the world.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.12
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
Better than a long-living foolish son is the son who dies as soon he is born. The latter gives a brief pain, but the foolish one gives torment as long as he lives.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.7