"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
[Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC), Hindu Prince, founder of Buddhism
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 -- jaani, melbourne      
That man was extremely intelligent...
 -- Anonymous     
    Is there a source? We could put anything up here and claim, "Buddha said that!"
     -- Bill, Allentown     
     -- Mduduzi Nkonyane, Mafikeng      
    I think a quick search in google can confirm that Buddha most likely said this. It does matter to give credit to whoever said this (whether it was the Buddha or not), but you should not just believe anything just because it is spoken by a great mind, but because it is true!
     -- Philip Lu     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Well said philip! Luv this quote, I live by it!
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