All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
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.
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