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.”

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

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

” It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice. “


“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one world that brings peace.”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

“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.”

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”


“Nothing is permanent.”

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

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

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

“The tongue like a sharp knife…it kills without drawing blood.”


“Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”

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

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.”

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

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


“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.:

“One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

“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.”


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

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”

“Happiness is not having a lot, happiness is giving a lot.”

“A man is not called wise because he talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”


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

“Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

“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.”


“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.”

“It is ridiculous to think somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”

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

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”


“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

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

“True love is born from understanding.”

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

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

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”

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

“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.”

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

“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.”

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

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

“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”

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

“All wrong doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong doing remain?”

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

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

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

“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.”

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

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“The trouble is you think you have time.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.”

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

“What you think, you will become/ What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

“Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”

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

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“For soon the body is discarded, then what does it feel? A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground, then what does it know? Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much. Not even your father or your mother.