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
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.
The one who knows the secret of my words does not criticize not praise anybody, but moves in the world free from any prejudice or partiality, just like the sun.
Bhagavata Purana 11.28.8
Old age stands threatening like a tigress. Diseases are striking the body like enemies and life is leaking out like water from a broken jar; but, strange to say, men are still regardless of doing good.
Worship the wife of your elder brother daily by touching her feet.
Think of the other's wife as your mother, and your own wife as half of your body.
Bhagavata Purana 4.16.17
When the destruction (loss) of the whole impends, a wise man foregoes half (a part of it).
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
One should not diminish ones qualities by self-praise.
The ruler of Lanka (Ravana), the conqueror of the worlds, got defeat from the animals (the monkeys). The best of the kings, the Kuru king (Duryodhana), suffered a kick at the head. At the end everybody in common with everyone else suffers humiliation which takes away his respect. Who then is he who under the influence of conceit is to think that he is great?
There is only a twofold remedy for the wicked and the thorns: either slap their face with shoes or keep them at a safe distance.
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
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
A sleeping person is like a dead one.
The days ends in setting of the sun; and there is a new dawn at the end of the night. Pleasure ends in pain; and the end of pain is always happiness.
Mahabharata Ashvamedhik Parva 44.18
One tenth of our income should be given to charity. The rest should be divided into three parts - one for increasing our wealth, second for dharma and the third for one's own consumption.
Shiva Purana. Vidyeshvarasamhita.13.72
Sita was kidnapped because of too much beauty, Ravana was killed because of excess pride, King Bali was bound in ropes because of excess charity; therefore, always shun excess in anything.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.12
The amount of trouble that a mother and father undergo during the birth of offspring cannot be repaid even in a hundred years.
No official is above greed, one without desire is not fond of beauty, an unintelligent person cannot be a sweet talker, and a straightforward person can never be a crook.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.5
In any endeavor, it is the sentiment (bhava) behind it that is the sole determinant. A man embraces his wife with one feeling, and his mother with another.
Skanda Purana. Maheshvarakhanda, Kaumarikhanda. 42.62