"Sri Narada said: O pious King, do not lament for anyone, for everyone is under the control of the Supreme Lord. Therefore all living beings and their leaders carry on worship to be well-protected. It is He only who brings them together and disperses them."
"A bad son is better than a good son because a good son creates an attachment for home, whereas a bad son does not. A bad son creates a hellish home from which an intelligent man naturally becomes very easily detached."
"If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditioned life by My grace. If however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost"
"But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures, do not attain God consciousness; they fall down. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next" .
"By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact."
"If we consider the bodily defects of a Vaisnava, we should understand that we are committing an offense at the lotus feet of the Vaishnava. An offense at the lotus feet of a Vaishnava is very serious."
"O my Lord, as powerful as fire, O omnipotent one, now I offer You all obeisances, falling on the ground at Your feet. O my Lord, please lead me on the right path to reach You, and since You know all that I have done in the past, please free me from the reactions to my past sins so that there will be no hindrance to my progress."
"It is said that great personalities almost always accept voluntary suffering because of the suffering of people in general. This is considered the highest method of worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is present in everyone's heart."
One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one's heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains eternal, blissful life, which is transcendental to material happiness and which continues forever."
"Austerity of the body consists in worship of the Supreme Lord, the brahmanas, the spiritual master, and superiors like the father and mother, and in cleanliness, simplicity, celibacy and nonviolence."
"Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatmaa (Supersoul) in everyone's heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are themsleves, virtuous when properly heard and chanted."
"O Harinama, the tips of the toes of your lotus feet are constantly being worshipped by the glowing radiance emanating from the string of gems known as the Upanishads, the crown jewels of all the Vedas. You are eternally adored by liberated souls such as Narada and Sukadeva. O Harinama! I take complete shelter of You!"
"From the highest planet in the material world to the lowest, all are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. But one who attains My abode, O son of Kunti, never takes birth again."
The point is to give respect to the elders in terms of body, mind and words. We may not accept their philosophy but we may avoid talking to them disrespectfully or provocatively. We can be assertive but not aggressive. If we are soft, we can be flexible, but if we are hard, we become brittle. We may not like something that they may speak or act, but by being patient, we can win their hearts sooner or later.