Be islands unto yourselves, be a refuge unto yourselves with no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya iii 1
Money protects dharma, yoga protects knowledge, gentleness saves the king, and a chaste woman protects the house.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.9
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
Never brag about a donation you have made.
One obtains objects of pleasure, another sacrifices them. Out of the two, the sacrifice of such objects is better than their gain.
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
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
One should avoid from a distance a bad son, a bad king, a bad friend, a bad relationship and a bad country.
Mahabharata Shantiparv, 139.93
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
It is better to have a single son with good qualities, rather than several ones without qualities; because, a single moon removes the darkness of the night, rather than the large number of stars in the sky.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.6
In humans, the regions above the navel are extremely pure. Even amongst these, the mouth is the purest.
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
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.
The parents who do not educate their child are his enemies.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.11
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
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
In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
Like a jar of water, when overturned, empties all its contents, never to receive them back, thus should one give away without regard to money, fame, one's progeny, or even our own body to anybody who approaches us with a wish list.
Introduction to Jataka
A golden deer is an impossibility; even then, the great Rama went after it. Truly, when misfortune is near, the intelligence of even the most clever gets deluded.