A backbiter does not cause as much hurt by not being kind as he does by harsh words. A mosquito causes more pain to the ear by its hum than by sucking blood.
Alone one should not taste a delicious dish, alone one should not think of profitable undertakings, alone one should not go a journey and alone one should not be awake amidst those who are asleep.
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.
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
Control the greedy man by money, the proud by folding hands, a fool by doing what he says, and a wise person by telling the truth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.11
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.
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
There can be no lotus without a stalk, no merchant without deceit, no goldsmith who is not a cheat, no village assembly without conflict and no prostitute without greed.
Mrichchakatika, Act IV.
Appropriate food and the capacity to digest it, a beautiful wife and the power to make love to her, extensive wealth and the inclination to charity, all these are not the fruit of a small amount of penance (i.e. they are the fruits of a large amount of penance).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.2
Who is whose friend? Who is to get what from whom? A being is born alone and alone does he die.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.108.6
Think of the other's wife as your mother, and your own wife as half of your body.
Bhagavata Purana 4.16.17
One should preserve with (conscious) effort ones good character. One who has not lost good conduct is no loser, one who has lost good conduct is lost.
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)
The words that cause pain to others are untruth. The reverses of it is truth.
There are eight kinds of foes- an act of god, fire, water, disease, plague, panic, famine and flood.
Arthashastra Book IV, Ch. III
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
Forgiveness is an ornament of both men and women.
Ramayana Bala Kanda 33.7
For a brahmachari subsisting solely on alms, it is but equivalent to fasting.
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
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