Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
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.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
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.
Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
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.
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
A jug fills drop by drop.
A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.