With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
The wise do not seek to hasten the ripening of that which is not yet ripe, but rather they wisely await its ripening.
Digha Nikaya ii 333
Wise men say that death is natural state, while life is a change or effect.
When calamities are to befall, even a well-wisher becomes a cause of them. It is the leg of the mother that serves as the pillar for tying the calf.
All these are useless: Rainfall in the sea, feeding those with already a full stomach, donating wealth to the already rich, and lighting a lamp in the day.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.16
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
Compared to men women have eight times the diet, four times the brain, six times the courage and eight times the desire.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.17
A man’s intelligence follows whatever is supposed to happen, all means and helpers too become available to achieve it.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.5
Where undeserving ones are shows honour and the deserving ones not done so, three things appear there: famine, death and fear.
Skandapuran Maa. Kou. 7,2.45
He who allows the occasion for coming to the assistance of his friends to pass is worthless, even if he were to achieve great things.
Valmiki Ramayana, 4.29.14
One should win over kama (desire) by giving up all resolves, anger by giving up desire, greed by looking upon wealth as an evil, and fear by pondering on the true nature of reality (Tattva).
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. 7.15.22
Like the featherless young bird crying out for its mother, the hungry calf eager for cow's milk and like the wife who has intense longing for her beloved husband away from home, so am I, O lotus-eyed god, keen to behold you.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.11.26
The one who uses another person’s vehicle, bed, seat, well, garden or house without permission, gets a quarter of the owner’s sins.
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
Think of the other's wife as your mother, and your own wife as half of your body.
Bhagavata Purana 4.16.17
Generally it is the rich who have a strong desire for riches.
If one has not given up hypocrisy, what has one to do with vows and austerities? If the blindness of the eye is not gone, what use is looking at a glass or lamp?
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
When an individual is firmly established in non-violence (ahimsa), all beings who come near him also cease to be hostile.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.35
Just as a frog swallows beings even when in the fangs of a serpent, in the same way, self, why you even in the grip of death, torment others?