Who is brave? One who has achieved control over the senses. Who is beloved? She who is of good character. What is wealth? Knowledge. What is happiness? Not to continue living abroad. What is authority? The ability to issue orders. What is gain? The association with the virtuous. What is unwelcome? To serve the unwise. What is loss? The absence of decency. What is skill? The attachment to Dharma.
He who does not have mother in the house and has a wife of harsh speech, should go to a forest: (for him) as is the forest so is his house.
Brihanaradiya Puran, 10.44
"Dharma is called 'dharma' because it upholds (dharan) the world. Therefore, whatever possesses this characteristic of support and sustenance is dharma."
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 109.11
The face is marked over with wrinkles, the head is covered with grey hair and the limbs are all weak and worn out with age, it is only the desire which is youthful (getting strong).
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.
Where chaste women dwell, rains will not fail, nor will prosperity diminish.
Shilppadikaram, Canto XV, 125-48.
Those born blind, those blinded with desire, and those blinded with pride, all three cannot see, and a fourth, the selfish ones, cannot see their faults.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.7
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
Separation from wife, censure by the good, the remainder of debt, service to the miser, the advent of the dear ones when one is stricken with poverty these five burn the body without fire.
A dog wags its tail, falls at the feet of its master and lies down flat on the ground to show its mouth and stomach to the man who feeds it: but the noble elephant looks with a clam and steady glance upon the face of its master and condescends to take its food after a series of soothing and flattering entreaties.
The one who gains neither pleasure nor unhappiness while listening, touching, seeing, eating or smelling, is the one who has gained control over his sense organs.
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
If you desire to maintain character, cultivate patience.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 16
Fix your mind only on Me, place your intellect in Me and then without doubt you will dwell in me thereafter.
Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita 12.8
When the heart becomes free of all desires, then does man achieve god and become immortal.
Katha Upanishad 2.3.14
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
A prostitute deserts a man without money, the people desert a defeated king, birds a fruitless tree, and a guest the house after having his food.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.17
The gods live where women are worshipped.
Manu Smriti 3.56
When taking food, luck may provide a full meal, but, without the assistance of the hand, it will not reach the mouth.
Panchatantra BkII. 136
Be compassionate: for compassion is the root of all doctrines.
Tirukkural, Tura., Ch. 25