The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
What we think, we become.
Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.
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.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.