The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
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 live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
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.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.