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
When an individual is firmly established in non-violence (ahimsa), all beings who come near him also cease to be hostile.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.35
He who kills a Brahmin or a cow or drinks an intoxicating liquor or is a thief or violates his vow is till able to expiate his sin, but of whom who is guilty of ingratitude no expiation is possible.
Valmiki Ramayana, 4.3412
Alone one should not taste a delicious dish, alone one should not think of profitable undertakings, alone one should not go a journey and alone one should not be awake amidst those who are asleep.
Families where women accepted in marriage (wife, daughter in law etc) grieve, those clans are destroyed. But where do not grieve, those families definitely prosper.
Never raise a stick against anyone except one’s own son or pupil. These two can be chastisised in order to inculcate discipline.
Like the earth does not bear fruit immediately, similarly, Adharma too does not yield results immediately, but gradually uproots its perpetrator.
O sandalwood, who could be clever enough to follow this path of yours that you, even when rubbed, fill with your fragrance even those who rub you?
Never harm a woman, child, hermit or a priest. Even if one has to give up one's life, the trust of these four should never be betrayed.
Panchatantra, Book IV (40)
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
In strained circumstances a man is even anxious to get a handful of barley grains but afterwards when he is full (very prosperous) he attaches no importance (lit. thinks like a straw) to (the whole) earth. It is quite clear, (therefore) that the value of a thing is altogether dependant upon the wealthy or penurious conditions of a man.
Yoga means skill in action.
Bhagavad Gita 2.50
It is only the meanminded who calculate in the manner that such and such is mine and such and such is alien. For those of magnanimous character the whole earth is one family.
With effort even difficult things get accomplished. Even a rock gets thinner with repeated fall of water.
A man understands dharma by hearing the scriptures, by hearing does he leave aside wicked thoughts, by listening does he gain knowledge, and by listening does he gain enlightenment (Moksha).
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.1
As a man grows old his hair gets old (wears away) so do his teeth (i.e. decay) and his eyes and ears (i.e. they lose their power of seeing and hearing); his desire only gets stronger (lit. youthful).
When you have to choose between water secured without any effort and delicious food causing trouble, choose after consideration, what is conducive to happiness and what is easily acquired.
Hitopdesha, Book I
If you desire to maintain character, cultivate patience.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 16
Any act committed with excessive vigor, whether it be sinful or virtuous, yields result within three years, three months, three fortnights, three days or in this present birth itself.
One tenth of our income should be given to charity. The rest should be divided into three parts - one for increasing our wealth, second for dharma and the third for one's own consumption.
Shiva Purana. Vidyeshvarasamhita.13.72