An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
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.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Born out of concern for all beings.
Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.
Watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.
Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.
The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay does not travel far. But the fragrance of virtue rises to the heavens.
Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise man, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. He leaves the dark way For the way of light.
With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.
With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
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.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
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