The world was created before kama (desire) came into being.
Shiva Purana: Vayaviya Samhita I.24.43
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
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
A silent person, or one who speaks much or the man of few words, all are blamed. In this world, none is blameless.
Dhammapada, XVII (227)
The principal wealth of a man is his wife.
(Mahabharata, Shantiparva 144.14)
Where the life of people could be saved by telling a lie, there lie would be truth and the truth lie.
Padmapuran (Srishti kand), 18.392
Control the greedy man by money, the proud by folding hands, a fool by doing what he says, and a wise person by telling the truth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.11
Of a man overcome by worries of his family, learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear along with the body like water in an unbaked pitcher.
A bronze vessel becomes pure on cleaning with ash, a copper vessel is purified by application of sour mangoes (khatai), women are purified by menstruation, and rivers on being flooded.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.3
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
What use is his life who goes to a far distant place to earn his livelihood leaving his family behind?
Whose family is without a stain? Who is not suffering from some disease? Who has not experienced a crisis? Who has always experienced happiness?
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.1
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
The teacher (acharya) is an incarnation of the Vedas, the father is an image of Lord Brahma, one's brother is an image of Indra and one's mother is but a direct expression of the earth.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 7.6.29
Suffering means being under somebody else’s control. Happiness is being under one’s control only. This in a nutshell is a definition of happiness and suffering.
In strained circumstances a man is even anxious to get a handful of barley grains but afterwards when he is full (very prosperous) he attaches no importance (lit. thinks like a straw) to (the whole) earth. It is quite clear, (therefore) that the value of a thing is altogether dependant upon the wealthy or penurious conditions of a man.
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
Families where women accepted in marriage (wife, daughter in law etc) grieve, those clans are destroyed. But where do not grieve, those families definitely prosper.
Relieving others of their suffering is the highest worship of god.
Bhagavata Purana 8.7.44
A tree bends when its fruits have ripened; a fresh water cloud hangs low; similarly, a gentleman becomes all the more humble in prosperity.
Shakuntala Act IV, 12