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
Always give way to a brahmin, a cow, the king, a blind person, one who is old, one who is carrying a load, a pregnant woman and one who is weak.
Baudhayana Dharma Sutra 2.3.30
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.
He, who, in spite of the wealth that he has neither gives it away in charity nor puts it to self-use; that wealth is not his. He is the like a fake man made of straw who protects the crop for the sake of somebody else.
All people remain under control through punishment. An upright man is rare. It is through the fear of punishment that the world gets fit for enjoyment.
It is better for knower of the Vedas to die without passing on his knowledge to anybody, rather than teach it to an undeserving person.
Think of the other's wife as your mother, and your own wife as half of your body.
Bhagavata Purana 4.16.17
Generally the mind of the ignorant inflamed with anger with reference to an object gets all the more inflamed with its mention.
One obtains objects of pleasure, another sacrifices them. Out of the two, the sacrifice of such objects is better than their gain.
That which was before is only what takes birth again. What happens before happens now and that is what will happen in the future too. It is the father who enters his son with all his powers.
Atharva Veda 11.4.20
Though one might be exceedingly strong and clever, one should be wary of an unnecessary foe. Though a doctor may be available, for no reason should one carelessly drink poison.
Panchatantra, Book III (iii)
Criticizing others leads to destruction. Criticizing oneself gives fame.
Shiva Purana: Rudrasamhita, Parvati Khanda 31.23
A deed performed unrighteously will certainly bring calamity.
Kathasaritsagara Book X, Lx (84)
The bull of dharma has forgiveness for its horns, control of the senses for its ears, the eyes of faith and the Vedas as its breath.
Shiva Purana Vidyeshvarasamhita:17.86
Like a charioteer controlling his horses, a wise man too should rein in his senses wandering in the objects of pleasure which steal away his mind.
Let your charity be in conformity with your wealth - that is the way to preserve it.
Tirukurral, Aras. Ch. 48
In humans the barber is the most cunning, in birds the crow, in four-legged creatures the jackal and amongst women the wife of the gardener.
Chanakya Neeti Darpan: 5.21
A person exceedingly angry is blind though possessed of eyes.
Worship the wife of your elder brother daily by touching her feet.
The division of day and night has been created by the sun. Night is for sleeping while daytime is meant for work.