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.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
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.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
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.
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.
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.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
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.
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.
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.