Gods kill and drop down (in hell) the king who does not protect the Brahmin, who does not practice austerities and a rich man who is not charitable.
Honour, insult and charity one should not make public.
That man may be considered to have (really) subdued his sense-organs who on hearing and touching and seeing or tasting and smelling (any thing) neither rejoices nor repents.
All qualities do not exist at one place.
Pupils should tend to their teachers in the following five ways:
i) By rising to greet them, ii) Waiting on them, iii) Being attentive, iv) Serving them and v) Mastering the skills they teach. The teachers should similarly: i) Give thorough instruction, ii) Make sure the pupils have grasped what they have been taught; iii) Give them a thorough grounding in skills, iv) Recommend their pupils to friends and colleagues and, v) Make them secure.
Digha Nikaya 31: Sigalaka Sutta, III
The greatest of warriors is one who conquers the Self.
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.
A silent person, or one who speaks much or the man of few words, all are blamed. In this world, none is blameless.
Dhammapada, XVII (227)
Suffering means being under somebody else’s control. Happiness is being under one’s control only. This in a nutshell is a definition of happiness and suffering.
Misfortunes that befell a human being are the eventual cause of his welfare.
Shrimad Devi Bhagavata Purana: 9.7.22
In this world nobody is Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya, Sudra or Mleccha by birth. Qualities and actions lead to distinctions (like the above).
The elders are not to be criticized.
Evenness of mind (samata) is called yoga.
Bhagavad Gita 2.48
Those who have an element of attachment in them weaknesses appear even in the forests. Control over the five senses in the house itself is penance. One who follows the noncensurable path, for him, away from attachment, the home is the penance grove.
Obeisance to that Kali (age) where the words of wife are the Vedas, to earn money is Dharma and ones own intellect is authority.
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
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.
For women the act of marriage is their rite of twice born. To serve her husband is equivalent to staying in a gurukula and household chores are but the service to fires.
For those living in a foreign land his education is the true friend; in the house a wife is a man’s true friend; for the ill medicine is the best friend; and for the dead dharma is the only friend.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.15
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13