Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
To enjoy good health to bring true happiness to one’s family to bring peace to all one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Do not dwell in the past do not dream of the future concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
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.
Without health life is not life it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
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.
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.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
However many holy words you read however many you speak what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth so virtue appears from good deeds and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
The virtues like the Muses are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.