Control over the senses is the real penance.
A bronze vessel becomes pure on cleaning with ash, a copper vessel is purified by application of sour mangoes (khatai), women are purified by menstruation, and rivers on being flooded.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.3
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
Indulge a child till five years; for the next ten, chide him to mend his faults; but, as soon he becomes sixteen years old, start treating him like a friend.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.18
Criticizing others leads to destruction. Criticizing oneself gives fame.
Shiva Purana: Rudrasamhita, Parvati Khanda 31.23
Wise men say that death is natural state, while life is a change or effect.
A wise man accepts there and then the cooked food, the ripe fruit, a woman in early youth, a wise saying, and a betelnut.
Food eaten everyday with respect gives both strength and stamina. Food consumed disrespectfully destroys both.
So long a person has desire in this world, he continues to be poor, even though prosperous.
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
In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
Like a charioteer controlling his horses, a wise man too should rein in his senses wandering in the objects of pleasure which steal away his mind.
A bad lunch ruins the day, a bad wife the night, a bad son ruins the family and not sharing money ruins one’s wealth.
Better than a long-living foolish son is the son who dies as soon he is born. The latter gives a brief pain, but the foolish one gives torment as long as he lives.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.7
Truth always wins, and never falsehood.
Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6
Anything against something in progress is unbecoming. With the play on the lyre does not go well the Vedic recitation.
The ruler has to suffer the fruits of sins committed by his people, the royal priest suffers the sins of the ruler, a husband the sins of his wife, and a guru the sins committed by his disciple.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.9
A woman's mouth is forever pure.
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?
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16