Like birds collecting on a tree in the night and then going their separate ways in the morning, the union of all beings inevitably ends in separation.
Buddha Charita 6.46
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
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
For a brahmachari subsisting solely on alms, it is but equivalent to fasting.
The form of imperishable dharma is merely that human beings experience grief in the suffering of others and joyfulness in their joy.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.10. 9
There is no greater dharma than serving your father and obeying his orders.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda 19.22
A man's behavior reveals his family background, his manner of speaking his place of origin, respect reveals his affection, and the makeup of his body reveals his food habits.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.2
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.
The one who gives with respect and the one who receives it with respect; both go to heaven. But when the opposite happens, they go to hell.
Sita was kidnapped because of too much beauty, Ravana was killed because of excess pride, King Bali was bound in ropes because of excess charity; therefore, always shun excess in anything.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.12
One should accept reasonable (suitable) words even from a child, and a parrot but if these are not suitable, one should not accept them even it they come from Brhaspati.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
One should be careful in speech, restrained in one's thoughts and do no wrong with one's body. Once these three parts of action are cleared, then one will gain the path of the sages.
Dhammapada Atthakatha, Bk. 20 (6)
One protected by the armour of endurance (forbearance) conquers everything.
One who has the habit of greeting and constantly serving his elders, his age, knowledge, fame and strength, all increase.
Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras are separated not by the accident of their birth, but by works and virtues.
Shukra Niti I ii (75-76)
One tenth of our income should be given to charity. The rest should be divided into three parts - one for increasing our wealth, second for dharma and the third for one's own consumption.
Shiva Purana. Vidyeshvarasamhita.13.72
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.
Even a little thorn, if extracted carelessly, leads to gangrene.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva CXL (60)
People with great intellect conquest the impulse of anger while the people of lower caliber are conquered by it.