I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
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.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
A jug fills drop by drop.
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
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.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.