Think of the other's wife as your mother, and your own wife as half of your body.
Bhagavata Purana 4.16.17
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
Be islands unto yourselves, be a refuge unto yourselves with no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya iii 1
Virtue is preserved with truthfulness, learning with practice, beauty with (herbal) make-up and noble birth with good manners.
Mahabharata, Udyogparv, 34.39
What use is his life who goes to a far distant place to earn his livelihood leaving his family behind?
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
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.
Whose son is under his control, whose wife follows his words, who has ample wealth, for him, this world itself is heaven.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 2.3
The fish which lives deep in the sea gets caught, the deer which runs faster than the wind gets bound, even the bird, which can discern a piece of meat from a distance of several miles cannot see the net nearby - all because of the vagaries of fate.
Padma Purana. 2.81.28-29
O you the Ketaka plant, you are curved, you grow in a muddy place, you are not easy of reach, snakes take recourse in you, you have no fruit, you have thorns, still you through your smell, are dear to all beings. Just one, single, good quality of yours cancels out all the bad ones.
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
Will grow with this idea one should take to farming: there may be (profit) or not with this idea one should do business; will not come back with this idea one should advance loan; I will not exist with this idea one should take risk.
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.
The industrious one is devoid of poverty, the one who chants is devoid of sins, for the silent there are no quarrels, and there is no fear for those who are alert.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.11
God dislikes egoism and loves meekness (wretchedness).
Narad Bhakti Sutra 27
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
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.
The poor want wealth, the animals want to speak, humans desire the heavens and gods desire salvation.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.18
The wise should keep the following nine as secret: age, wealth, the weak point of their family (lit. house), mantra, medicine, contracts, charity, honour and insult.