"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker."

"A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless."

"All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!"


"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"

"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."

"Can there be joy and laughter When always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness Should you not seek a light?"

"Conquer anger with love, evil with good, meanness with generosity, and lies with truth."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame."

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely."

"Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law."

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."

"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."

"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"

"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done."

"If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good."

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

"If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature."

"If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way."

"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path."

"Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you."

"In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength."

"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. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

"It is better to travel well than to arrive."

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."

"Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm."

"Look within, thou art the Buddha."

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."

"Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded."

"One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world."

"Only three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

"Pain is certain, suffering is optional."

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."

"People with opinions just go around bothering one another."

"Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another."

"Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind."

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."

"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows."

"The parts and powers of man must be dissolved; work out your own salvation with diligence."

"The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live."

"The trouble is, you think you have time."

"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear."

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path."

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind."

"There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle."

"Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living."

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

"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."

"To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas."

"To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others."

"To keep the body in good health is a duty.... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

"True love is born from understanding."

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

"Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment."

"What we think, we become."

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

"You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself."

"You only lose what you cling to."

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

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