The root of suffering is attachment.
The tongue is like a sharp knife… it Kills without drawing blood.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Never see what has been done; Always see what remains to be done.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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.
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.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.
If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.
Faith without work is death.
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Empty yourself! Open up! After all, the usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
No one can hurt you unless you allow him to.
Not “what” to think but “how” to think.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.
If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.’
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.