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R Norman Lamm (in a 1965 typeset dvar Torah !, see also here) mentions the source as being the Vilna Gaon (p. 7). He applies it (pp. 8ff) to tsedaka and gives examples such as lending money with no interest, not feeling bad about giving money, mishloach manot (well, that changed!) then shatnez, shaving, rising in front of the elder, minha in a mynian, ...
I recommend two seforim in particular: Yalkut Yosef, Kibbud Av Va'em by Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son of Maran Hagaon R. Ovadia Yosef, (Etbonan Publisher, 2006) and Honoring Parents in Halachah by Rabbi Tzuriel Taaseh (Targum Press, 2004). Both of them has a collection of midrashim and mussar sayings from chazal.
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