Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
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.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
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.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.