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.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
He who loves people has woes he who loves no one has no woes.
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.
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.
Of all the worldly passions lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
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.
To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
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.
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.
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think.