The principal wealth of a man is his wife.
(Mahabharata, Shantiparva 144.14)
The one who gains neither pleasure nor unhappiness while listening, touching, seeing, eating or smelling, is the one who has gained control over his sense organs.
One should acquire nectar even from poison, good words even from a child, good conduct even from an adversary and gold even from an unclean spot.
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.
For the twice born, fire is the guru, for all castes, Brahmins are the guru, for women, husband is the guru, and a guest is guru for all.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.1
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.
Clever people infer what is in the mind of another person from the expression itself just as the bees do the Ketaki flower, through its fragrance only.
One who has the habit of greeting and constantly serving his elders, his age, knowledge, fame and strength, all increase.
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
Fragrance in gold, the non-withering of a jasmine garland and the non-enviousness of listeners are beyond the creation of the Creator.
Shri Kanthacharit, 2.5
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.
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
The amount of trouble that a mother and father undergo during the birth of offspring cannot be repaid even in a hundred years.
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
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
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 the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
Just as a calf finds out its mother in the midst of thousands of cows, in the same way the action done in previous life follows its doer.
Suffering means being under somebody else’s control. Happiness is being under one’s control only. This in a nutshell is a definition of happiness and suffering.