All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
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.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
What you think you 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.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
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 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.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.