Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all endeavors fail.
When you have to choose between water secured without any effort and delicious food causing trouble, choose after consideration, what is conducive to happiness and what is easily acquired.
Hitopdesha, Book I
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.
A veil on her head, natural bashfulness on her face, slow gait, eyes fixed on the tip of the feet, few words in sweet and slow tone (all) this proclaims for sure a womans noble birth.
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
For the Brahmagyani heaven, for the brave a warrior his life, for one who has won over his senses a woman, and for those who are not greedy this world, all are but mere twigs.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.14
Father, mother, brothers and sons, all follow their own individual destinies. It is only the wife who shares her husband's destiny.
Alone one should not taste a delicious dish, alone one should not think of profitable undertakings, alone one should not go a journey and alone one should not be awake amidst those who are asleep.
He who enveloped by Tamas (Tamoguna) gives black money in charity, he, the wretched one, attaining animalhood in death reaps its fruit.
Water does not stick to a lotus leaf or a grain of mustard to the tip of an awl. Similarly, even though he may be married, one who does not cling to the pleasure of the senses, him would I call a Brahmin.
Buddha in the Dhammapada Atthakatha, Book V, Story 10
Yoga means skill in action.
Bhagavad Gita 2.50
A man may place his feet anywhere - on a brick, stone or wood etc, in any case it will be on the earth itself. Similarly, whatever name or form exists, it is only that of the Supreme Person.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 10.87.15
Any act committed with excessive vigor, whether it be sinful or virtuous, yields result within three years, three months, three fortnights, three days or in this present birth itself.
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
It is truth which bears this world, the sun shines because of truth, and the wind blows because of truth; all are established in truth only.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.19
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
A person exceedingly angry is blind though possessed of eyes.
A woman’s name should be beautiful, benign, soft, and easily pronounceable with a clear meaning, have a long vowel at the end and should communicate a blessing.