We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
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.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
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.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
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.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
He is able who thinks he is able.