The ruler has to suffer the fruits of sins committed by his people, the royal priest suffers the sins of the ruler, a husband the sins of his wife, and a guru the sins committed by his disciple.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 6.9
Control over the senses is the real penance.
Worship the following as gods: your mother, father, teacher and the guest who comes unannounced to your home.
Taittriya Upanishad 1.11.2
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.
For the twice born, fire is the guru, for all castes, Brahmins are the guru, for women, husband is the guru, and a guest is guru for all.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.1
For men too much walking, for horses being tied up, for women the lack of copulation, and for clothes exposure to sunshine - all lead to deterioration and old age.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.17
For those who want to know about Dharma, the Vedas are the only authority.
A servant is tested at the time of work, Relatives at the time of suffering, Friends in calamities, and women during the loss of wealth.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 1.11
Never brag about a donation you have made.
Penance is done alone, studies with two, singing with three, traveling with four, farming with five, and a battle is fought well by many.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.12
Long enmity, jealousy, untruthfulness, unchasity, backbiting and cruelty are the hallmark of a Sudra.
It is faith (Shraddha) that we worship in the morning, in the afternoon, and also in the evening. O! Goddess of Faith, give us faith.
Rig Veda 10.151.5
Weak persons acquire their objects when allied with the strong. The rivulet, with the help of the river, reaches the ocean.
Shishupalavadha BkII 100
Question to Goddess Lakshmi: "Where do you live?" Her Answer: "I live in women devoted to their husbands".
Mahabharata Anushasana Parva 11.14
A koel's beauty is in her voice, a woman's beauty in her loving devotion to her husband, an ugly person's beauty is his knowledge and for saints, beauty lies in forgiveness.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 3.9
One should no go at the head of multitude; if the undertaking succeeds, the fruit is the same (i.e., is shared equally by all); but if it fails, it is the leader who is killed.
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.
Kings give order only once, wise men give their decision only once, and a daughter is given in marriage only once. All three are done only once.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 4.11
One should accept reasonable (suitable) words even from a child, and a parrot but if these are not suitable, one should not accept them even it they come from Brhaspati.
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