There is only a twofold remedy for the wicked and the thorns: either slap their face with shoes or keep them at a safe distance.
Control over the senses is the real penance.
Money protects dharma, yoga protects knowledge, gentleness saves the king, and a chaste woman protects the house.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.9
Of a man overcome by worries of his family, learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear along with the body like water in an unbaked pitcher.
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
Behave with your paternal aunt, maternal aunt and your elder sister as you would with your mother. However, your mother is much above them.
Nights are demonic.
Excess is the cause of ruin. Hence one should avoid it in any case.
That man may be considered to have (really) subdued his sense-organs who on hearing and touching and seeing or tasting and smelling (any thing) neither rejoices nor repents.
Never brag about a donation you have made.
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
Our servants are but our shadows; our daughter deserving of our supreme compassion. Therefore, even though they may much criticize or assail you, bear it all without getting angry at all.
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 give something everyday even from the little (with him).
Never look at your own reflection in water.
Fie upon the birth of the man who is known in this world through his father. The birth is (praiseworthy) of that well-born who gets known through his son.
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.
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
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