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
Refrain from whispers or smiles in the presence of the great.
Ramayana Yuddha Kanda Ch. 47
One should give something everyday even from the little (with him).
When the wife sparkles, everything in the family also shines. When she does not, everything loses its attraction.
A servant is tested at the time of work, Relatives at the time of suffering, Friends in calamities, and women during the loss of wealth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.11
A lame frog, a sick serpent, an old man in poverty, a man with bad wife- all these experiences great torment in the this world. It is not possible that it could be otherwise.
Who does this body belong to? Does it belong to my parents who created it? Or does it belong to my wife who is my life partner? Is it fuel for the fire that is ultimately going to consume it, or is it food for vultures and wolves? Does it belong to me, or to my near and dear ones?
Bhagavata Purana 11.26.19
The best remedy for sorrow (dukha) is to not think about it. Thinking about sorrow increases it, rather than decreasing it.
Mahabharata Stri Parva 2.27
It is truth which bears this world, the sun shines because of truth, and the wind blows because of truth; all are established in truth only.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.19
The good people who earn their livelihood with righteous means, who are attached only to their wives, who have control over their senses and who love their guests there is salvation in their house itself.
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
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
It is better to have a single son with good qualities, rather than several ones without qualities; because, a single moon removes the darkness of the night, rather than the large number of stars in the sky.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.6
Honour, insult and charity one should not make public.
Never take advice from dancers, sycophants, mean people, children, barbers, monks and hermits.
Those who cook food (only) for themselves eat only sin.
Bhagavad Gita 3.13
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
The principal wealth of a man is his wife.
(Mahabharata, Shantiparva 144.14)
Like a tree laden with ripe fruits bends naturally, so do gentle people display all the more humility when blessed with abundance.
Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam 71
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.