When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
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
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.
Money, relatives, age, karma and knowledge, all these are to be respected. The latter ones more than the former (For e.g. relatives are more important than money etc.)
That man may be considered to have (really) subdued his sense-organs who on hearing and touching and seeing or tasting and smelling (any thing) neither rejoices nor repents.
Accompanied by Parvati, Shiva lives in the minds of the pure.
Shiva Purana Mahatmya 4.10
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Never raise a stick against anyone except one’s own son or pupil. These two can be chastisised in order to inculcate discipline.
The bull of dharma has forgiveness for its horns, control of the senses for its ears, the eyes of faith and the Vedas as its breath.
Shiva Purana Vidyeshvarasamhita:17.86
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
All that is accumulated is finally to vanish and all that rises ends in fall. All unions end in separation and life in death.
Valmiki Ramayana, 2.105.16
A servant is tested at the time of work, Relatives at the time of suffering, Friends in calamities, and women during the loss of wealth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.11
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
Who does not become proud by a stroke of good luck? Who is not laid low by death? Which beggar can be dignified? Whose mind is not affected by a woman? Who can escape when caught by rogues? Who can be a favorite of kings? Who has ever heard or seen an honest gambler, a clean crow, a woman not swiftly moved by passion, a benevolent serpent or a drunkard fond of science?
Panchatantra, Book I (157)
If in this world, there were none to beg, would there be any glory for the rich?
Tirukkural 101 Ch.106. 1059
A lame frog, a sick serpent, an old man in poverty, a man with bad wife- all these experiences great torment in the this world. It is not possible that it could be otherwise.
Never look at your own reflection in water.
All qualities do not exist at one place.
One should ponder over again and again over the following points: who are my friends, who are my enemies, what is the ground level situation, what is my income and expense, who am I, and what is my strength.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.18
One should be careful in speech, restrained in one's thoughts and do no wrong with one's body. Once these three parts of action are cleared, then one will gain the path of the sages.
Dhammapada Atthakatha, Bk. 20 (6)