It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
With our thoughts we make the world.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Born out of concern for all beings.
The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
You too shall pass away. Knowing this, how can you quarrel?
Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.
There is no fire like passion
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.
There is no fire like passion: there is no evil and hatred.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.
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