You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Your worst enemies won't harm you as much your own unguarded thoughts.
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
You only lose what you cling to.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.
Fools wait for a lucky day but every day is a lucky day for an industrious man.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
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.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
With our thoughts we make the world.
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.
What we think, we become.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
To keep the body in good health is a duty.
.. otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.