नह्यस्माभिः प्रतिग्राह्यं सखे! देयं तु सर्वदा । इति तेन वयं राजन् अनुनीता महात्मना ॥

— श्रीमद्रामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे सप्तातीतिशमस्सर्गः (१६ श्लोकम) While narrating to Bharata the episode where ShriRaama did not accept the food offered by him, illustrating how ShriRaama is a firm follower of Dharma, Guha spoke these words: “ShriRaama, who is a Mahatma, spoke in a very smooth and convincing tone, the following words to make me understand…

इमामपि हतां कुब्जां यदि जानाति राघवः । त्वां च मां च हि धर्मात्मा नाभिभाषिष्यते ध्रुवम् ॥

–श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे अष्टसप्ततितमस्सर्गः (२३ श्लोक) Once, amused by her own wits, Kubja decorated herself with ornaments and roamed around the palace with the joy of sending ShriRaama to exile. Shatrughna saw her and pulled her to Bharat demanding punishment for her. Then Bharata spoke these priceless words: “(For causing terrible grief to so many people)…

हन्याहमिमां पापां कैकेयीं दुष्टचारिणीम् । यदि मां धार्मिको रामो नासूयेन्मातृघातुकम् ॥

–श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे अष्टसप्ततितमस्सर्गः (२२ श्लोक) Once, amused by her own wits, Kubja decorated herself with ornaments and roamed around the palace with the joy of sending ShriRaama to exile. Shatrughna saw her and pulled her to Bharat demanding punishment for her. Then Bharata spoke these priceless words: “(More than Kubja,) this Kaikeyi deserves death as…

एवं पापसमाचारः सज्जनप्रतिबाधकः । पौराणामहिते युक्तः पुत्त्रो निर्वासितः पुरात् ॥

— श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे बालकाण्डे अष्टत्रिंशस्सर्गः (२१) As a result of 100 years of penance king Sagara was blessed with asamanjasa and 60000 sons. Unfortunately, asamanjasa turned out to be of cruel nature. He used to kidnap kids in the city, and push them into water. Then he used to laugh while the kids struggled to come…

dharmāt pracyutaśīlaṃ hi puruṣaṃ pāpaniścayam । tyaktvā sukhamavāpnoti hastādāśīviṣaṃ yathā ॥

śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇe yuddhakāṇḍe  saptāśītitamassargaḥ (22) On hearing harsh and insulting words like “You are a cheater who left his brother and people, and took shelter from an enemy” (and many more such incorrect allegations) from Indrajit, vibhīṣaṇa gives this dharmic reply “Like a person throws away a snake bound to his hand, he should leave a…