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
Charity begets wealth, keeping silent makes others follow you, penance leads to gain of desired objects, and celibacy leads to a long life.
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 7.14
Always give way to a brahmin, a cow, the king, a blind person, one who is old, one who is carrying a load, a pregnant woman and one who is weak.
Baudhayana Dharma Sutra 2.3.30
Compared to men women have eight times the diet, four times the brain, six times the courage and eight times the desire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.17
Never raise a stick against anyone except one’s own son or pupil. These two can be chastisised in order to inculcate discipline.
The new daughter-in-law, girls, the sick, and a pregnant woman, all should be fed first in the house.
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.
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
A man’s intelligence follows whatever is supposed to happen, all means and helpers too become available to achieve it.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.5
May the son follow his father and obey his mother. May the wife speak with her husband in a calml and sweet voice.
Atharva Veda 3.30.2
When Gautam Buddha saw the ground littered with dead worms and insects scattered by ploughs, he mourned deeply, as if they were his own kinsmen.
Buddha Charita 5.5
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
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.
The (following) six are the hells in this world: living in a bad village, serving a bad king, bad food, a wife given to anger, having many daughters, poverty.
A man understands dharma by hearing the scriptures, by hearing does he leave aside wicked thoughts, by listening does he gain knowledge, and by listening does he gain enlightenment (Moksha).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.1
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)
For the twice born, fire is the guru, for all castes, Brahmins are the guru, for women, husband is the guru, and a guest is guru for all.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.1
The relinquishing of the present happiness and the pursuit of a future one is never the policy of intelligent people.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 140.36
One who takes scorn in his stride sleeps at ease, wakes at ease, and goes about the world with ease. However, the one who scorns him perishes.
A prostitute deserts a man without money, the people desert a defeated king, birds a fruitless tree, and a guest the house after having his food.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.17