The internal suffering of the person who does not reciprocate the criticism and abuse hurled at him burns down the abuser taking away all the latter's merit.
Mahabharata Adiparva 87.7
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
Eating too much destroys one’s health, life span, heaven and merits. Therefore, leave this practice altogether.
Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin.
Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Ch. 105.16
A deed performed unrighteously will certainly bring calamity.
Kathasaritsagara Book X, Lx (84)
As a man gets water by digging with a spade, so does a student, offering obedient service, gain knowledge contained in his Guru.
Even though beseeched by desire, never go near your wife during her menstrual period; nor lie with her on the same bed.
Physical penance (tapas) means celibacy and non-violence. Mental penance is restraint of the mind and speech.
Mahabharata Shanti Parva 217.17
For the Brahmins fire is the god; for the sages, god is in the heart; for those low on knowledge the idol is the god;, and for those who see impartially (sama-dasrhi), god is everywhere.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.21
A veil on her head, natural bashfulness on her face, slow gait, eyes fixed on the tip of the feet, few words in sweet and slow tone (all) this proclaims for sure a womans noble birth.
A man's behavior reveals his family background, his manner of speaking his place of origin, respect reveals his affection, and the makeup of his body reveals his food habits.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.2
A being is born alone, alone does he die. Alone he wanders in the worldly forest, alone he undergoes great sufferings.
Bestowal on the poor alone is charity: everything else smacks of barter.
Tirukurral, Illa., Ch. 23
Dharma protects those who protect it.
Mahabharata Vana Parva 313.128
When calamities are to befall, even a well-wisher becomes a cause of them. It is the leg of the mother that serves as the pillar for tying the calf.
Gods kill and drop down (in hell) the king who does not protect the Brahmin, who does not practice austerities and a rich man who is not charitable.
The relinquishing of the present happiness and the pursuit of a future one is never the policy of intelligent people.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 140.36
For the sake of the family sacrifice an individual, for the village a family, for the city a village, and for the soul, the whole world can be sacrificed.
Mahabharata Udyog Parva 37.17
Never hurt cows.
Rig Veda 8.101.15
Fix your mind only on Me, place your intellect in Me and then without doubt you will dwell in me thereafter.
Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita 12.8