Families where women accepted in marriage (wife, daughter in law etc) grieve, those clans are destroyed. But where do not grieve, those families definitely prosper.
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
That which was before is only what takes birth again. What happens before happens now and that is what will happen in the future too. It is the father who enters his son with all his powers.
Atharva Veda 11.4.20
Material prosperity is the highest ideal for the king and the prostitute. For the rest, dharma is the supreme ideal.
Those who criticize the wisdom of the Vedas, describe the noble behavior enjoined by the scriptures as useless, call the peaceful person a hypocrite, all these merely trouble themselves without cause.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.10
The days ends in setting of the sun; and there is a new dawn at the end of the night. Pleasure ends in pain; and the end of pain is always happiness.
Mahabharata Ashvamedhik Parva 44.18
Accompanied by Parvati, Shiva lives in the minds of the pure.
Shiva Purana Mahatmya 4.10
Those born blind, those blinded with desire, and those blinded with pride, all three cannot see, and a fourth, the selfish ones, cannot see their faults.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.7
The elders are not to be criticized.
There are five reasons for the early onslaught of old age: exposure to too much cold, too much walking, eating bad food, copulation with an old woman, and also having to live in unfavorable circumstances.
Whom does not association with the great benefit? A raindrop, standing on a lotus leaf, glitters like a pearl.
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.
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.
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
Of a man overcome by worries of his family, learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear along with the body like water in an unbaked pitcher.
All that is accumulated is finally to vanish and all that rises ends in fall. All unions end in separation and life in death.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.105.16
The teacher (acharya) is an incarnation of the Vedas, the father is an image of Lord Brahma, one's brother is an image of Indra and one's mother is but a direct expression of the earth.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 7.6.29
There is no worse emaciation of the body than worry.
A wise man should marry an ugly girl of a noble family rather than a beautiful girl born in a dubious family, because a marriage takes place only between equal families.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.14