Eating too much destroys one’s health, life span, heaven and merits. Therefore, leave this practice altogether.
People with great intellect conquest the impulse of anger while the people of lower caliber are conquered by it.
Good advice to fools only provokes them and not pacifies. The drinking of milk by serpents produces poison in them and not nectar.
It is rare to have birth in Bharatavarsha (India).
Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
Like the featherless young bird crying out for its mother, the hungry calf eager for cow's milk and like the wife who has intense longing for her beloved husband away from home, so am I, O lotus-eyed god, keen to behold you.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.11.26
A well-born person is worthy of respect, more than him is an artist, more than him even is a scholar, still more than him is one of good conduct, more that still him is a rich person, more than even a rich person is a philanthropist. But even his fame is eclipsed by him who has never begged.
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
Just as a frog swallows beings even when in the fangs of a serpent, in the same way, self, why you even in the grip of death, torment others?
One tenth of our income should be given to charity. The rest should be divided into three parts - one for increasing our wealth, second for dharma and the third for one's own consumption.
Shiva Purana. Vidyeshvarasamhita.13.72
The good people who earn their livelihood with righteous means, who are attached only to their wives, who have control over their senses and who love their guests there is salvation in their house itself.
Penance is done alone, studies with two, singing with three, traveling with four, farming with five, and a battle is fought well by many.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.12
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.
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13
Never look at your own reflection in water.
A king without pride, a Brahmin without greed, a sage without anger, a monkey without pranks, a poet without jealousy, a merchant who is no thief (pilferer), a fond husband without jealousy, a good man not poor, a rich man not half-wicked, an attendant who is happy, a gambler who is grateful, a wandering ascetic who is not hungry, a cruel man who is sweet of tongue and a kings son who is not arrogant are rare in this world.
Like a tree laden with ripe fruits bends naturally, so do gentle people display all the more humility when blessed with abundance.
Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam 71
The characteristics of Dharma are the following: Never taking something which is not given to us; Being steadfast in studying the Vedas; Doing charity; Performing austerities; Practising non-violence; Speaking the truth; Not getting angry and performing Yagyas.
(Mahabharata, Shantiparva 36.10)
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
A dog wags its tail, falls at the feet of its master and lies down flat on the ground to show its mouth and stomach to the man who feeds it: but the noble elephant looks with a clam and steady glance upon the face of its master and condescends to take its food after a series of soothing and flattering entreaties.