There are eight kinds of foes- an act of god, fire, water, disease, plague, panic, famine and flood.
Arthashastra Book IV, Ch. III
These three are destroyed soon: Trees on the bank of a river, a woman who lives in another's house and a king without ministers
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.15
Never look at your own reflection in water.
When you have to choose between water secured without any effort and delicious food causing trouble, choose after consideration, what is conducive to happiness and what is easily acquired.
Hitopdesha, Book I
OM is the Supreme God. Pranayama is the greatest austerity. There is nothing greater than Gayatri, and truth is greater than silence.
The new daughter-in-law, girls, the sick, and a pregnant woman, all should be fed first in the house.
Whose son is under his control, whose wife follows his words, who has ample wealth, for him, this world itself is heaven.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.3
Long enmity, jealousy, untruthfulness, unchasity, backbiting and cruelty are the hallmark of a Sudra.
A woman’s name should be beautiful, benign, soft, and easily pronounceable with a clear meaning, have a long vowel at the end and should communicate a blessing.
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
Never harm a woman, child, hermit or a priest. Even if one has to give up one's life, the trust of these four should never be betrayed.
Panchatantra, Book IV (40)
To be without qualities is good. Fie upon qualities. While other trees have their jolly good existence, it is the sandalwood trees that are cut.
That work one should avoid by doing which one may have to feel ashamed.
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
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.
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
The students and the teachers and all those who pore over the Sastras are all fools and addicts. One who practises (what is enjoined in the Sastras) is learned.
Mahabharata, Vanaparva, 313.110
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
The rod of chastisement sways all subjects, and protects them. The rod of chastisement is awake when all are asleep. The wise have designated the rod of chastisement as Righteousness itself.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 15.2
Whom does not association with the great benefit? A raindrop, standing on a lotus leaf, glitters like a pearl.