This is the family of the wise man- Dharma is father, forbearance is mother, compassion is wife, qualities are sons. All others are only illusions.
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
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
When the destruction (loss) of the whole impends, a wise man foregoes half (a part of it).
Till the Mother, Father and Guru are alive, no need to do any another Dharma. One should constantly serve and benefit them with love and affection.
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?
All the gods reside where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
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
A wise man should marry an ugly girl of a noble family rather than a beautiful girl born in a dubious family, because a marriage takes place only between equal families.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.14
Like a cow loves her calf may you all too love each other.
Atharva Veda 3.30.1
Never live in a city lacking in these five things: a rich man, a Vedic Brahmin, a ruler, a river and a doctor.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.9
In humans, the regions above the navel are extremely pure. Even amongst these, the mouth is the purest.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Truth always wins, and never falsehood.
Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6
Always respect food. Eat it without criticizing. Express pleasure on seeing food and pray for receiving it forever.
It is rare to have birth in Bharatavarsha (India).
Knowledge is that which takes pride away, wealth is that which rains on the supplicants. Intellect is said to be that which follows Dharma.
The industrious one is devoid of poverty, the one who chants is devoid of sins, for the silent there are no quarrels, and there is no fear for those who are alert.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.11
The internal suffering of the person who does not reciprocate the criticism and abuse hurled at him burns down the abuser taking away all the latter's merit.
Mahabharata Adiparva 87.7
Control over the senses is the real penance.