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
In this world, the prosperous are often seen deprived of the power to consume and digest, while the poor have the capacity to digest even a piece of wood.
Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 28.29.
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.
Honour, insult and charity one should not make public.
Never brag about a donation you have made.
So long a person has desire in this world, he continues to be poor, even though prosperous.
A sleeping person is like a dead one.
To be without qualities is good. Fie upon qualities. While other trees have their jolly good existence, it is the sandalwood trees that are cut.
There are five reasons for the early onslaught of old age: exposure to too much cold, too much walking, eating bad food, copulation with an old woman, and also having to live in unfavorable circumstances.
In this world nobody is Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya, Sudra or Mleccha by birth. Qualities and actions lead to distinctions (like the above).
A walking man lifts his second leg only after the first has been placed firmly on the ground. A caterpillar leaves a blade of grass only when it has caught hold of another; similarly does the embodied soul, following the course of its destiny, leave the former body only when it has caught hold of the next.
Bhagavata Purana 10.1.40
A gift accompanied with sweet words, knowledge without pride, courage attended by forgiveness and wealth spend in charity: these four are rare in this world.
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
This is the family of the wise man- Dharma is father, forbearance is mother, compassion is wife, qualities are sons. All others are only illusions.
The one who uses another person’s vehicle, bed, seat, well, garden or house without permission, gets a quarter of the owner’s sins.
A man invariably sins while indulging his sense organs. By controlling them he gains all siddhis.
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
Accompanied by Parvati, Shiva lives in the minds of the pure.
Shiva Purana Mahatmya 4.10
There can be no lotus without a stalk, no merchant without deceit, no goldsmith who is not a cheat, no village assembly without conflict and no prostitute without greed.
Mrichchakatika, Act IV.
Our servants are but our shadows; our daughter deserving of our supreme compassion. Therefore, even though they may much criticize or assail you, bear it all without getting angry at all.