Buddha on Vigilance

Well now, bhikkhus, my counsel is: experience is disappointing; through vigilance you succeed.

~ Buddha

Buddha on Ambition

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Truth

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Suffering

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Envy

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Action

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Gossip

“The tongue like a sharp knife … kills without drawing blood.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Malice

“Better than a hundred years of mischief, is one day of contemplation.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Ambition

“Do not ask for family or power or wealth, either for yourself or another. Can a wise person wish to rise unjustly?”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Words

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on praise and Blame

“The wind cannot shake a mountain. Neither praise nor blame moves the wise man.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Self-Mastery

“You are your only master. Who else could it be? Discipline yourself and discover your master.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Honesty

“Like a lovely flower, bright and fragrant, are the fine and truthful words of one who means what they say.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Virtue

“Speak the truth. Give what you can. Never be angry. These three steps will lead you into the presence of the gods.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Health

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Virtue

“Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Straying Thoughts

“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Finding Peace

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Work

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Anger

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Malice

“As dust thrown against the wind, mischief is blown back in the face of the fool who wrongs the pure and harmless.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Peace

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Being Saved

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Patience

“One who is able to practice patience can be called a great person who has strength.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Evil

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Thoughts

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Self-Mastery

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Being Industrious

“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.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Wisdom

“The fool who knows he is a fool is that much wiser.”

~ Buddha