In this transient world wealth, our breath, life, and youth, all are transient. If anything is unshaking, it is dharma.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.20
There is no greater dharma than serving your father and obeying his orders.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda 19.22
For men too much walking, for horses being tied up, for women the lack of copulation, and for clothes exposure to sunshine - all lead to deterioration and old age.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.17
Honour, insult and charity one should not make public.
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.
By its very nature medicine, if distasteful, is curative of ailment.
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
One should preserve with (conscious) effort ones good character. One who has not lost good conduct is no loser, one who has lost good conduct is lost.
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.
May the son follow his father and obey his mother. May the wife speak with her husband in a calml and sweet voice.
Atharva Veda 3.30.2
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
One's own character, offspring, family, soul, and dharma - all are protected when the wife is protected.
The (following) six are the hells in this world: living in a bad village, serving a bad king, bad food, a wife given to anger, having many daughters, poverty.
When Gautam Buddha saw the ground littered with dead worms and insects scattered by ploughs, he mourned deeply, as if they were his own kinsmen.
Buddha Charita 5.5
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
Never live in a city lacking these five things: Means of livelihood, Fear of punishment, Mutual shame, Cleverness and Charity amongst the people.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.10
Desire is never extinguished by the enjoyment of desired objects; it only grows stronger like a fire (fed) with clarified butter.
Mahabharata, Aadiparv, 75.50
Indulgence leads to demerits and admonition leads to development of good qualities. Hence, sons and students should be admonished and never indulged.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 212
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
One should no go at the head of multitude; if the undertaking succeeds, the fruit is the same (i.e., is shared equally by all); but if it fails, it is the leader who is killed.