A scripture is poison without practice, food is poison for those having indigestion, a gathering is poison for a poor fellow, and a young woman is poison for an old man.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.15
One should win over kama (desire) by giving up all resolves, anger by giving up desire, greed by looking upon wealth as an evil, and fear by pondering on the true nature of reality (Tattva).
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. 7.15.22
The poor want wealth, the animals want to speak, humans desire the heavens and gods desire salvation.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.18
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.
Separation from one's wife, lack of respect from friends and relatives, a balance loan, service of an evil king, poverty, and a gathering of fools - all these burn the body without fire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.14
A sleeping person is like a dead one.
Amongst birds the crow, in animals the dog, in saints the one prone to anger, and in humans the one who criticizes everybody, these are the outcastes (chandala).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.2
A person exceedingly angry is blind though possessed of eyes.
There is no greater dharma than serving your father and obeying his orders.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda 19.22
The wise do not seek to hasten the ripening of that which is not yet ripe, but rather they wisely await its ripening.
Digha Nikaya ii 333
In this transient world wealth, our breath, life, and youth, all are transient. If anything is unshaking, it is dharma.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.20
It is rare to have birth in Bharatavarsha (India).
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
Never raise a stick against anyone except one’s own son or pupil. These two can be chastisised in order to inculcate discipline.
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
When the destruction (loss) of the whole impends, a wise man foregoes half (a part of it).
Better than a long-living foolish son is the son who dies as soon he is born. The latter gives a brief pain, but the foolish one gives torment as long as he lives.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.7
A gift accompanied with sweet words, knowledge without pride, courage attended by forgiveness and wealth spend in charity: these four are rare in this world.
To be in the river till noon, to offer worship to a deity in an (open) assembly, to be well-dressed all the time - this is what hypocrisy is.
Who does this body belong to? Does it belong to my parents who created it? Or does it belong to my wife who is my life partner? Is it fuel for the fire that is ultimately going to consume it, or is it food for vultures and wolves? Does it belong to me, or to my near and dear ones?
Bhagavata Purana 11.26.19