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List T – Gautama Buddha – Quotes


  1. 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.

  2. The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.

  3. The mind is everything. What you think you become.

  4. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

  5. The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

  6. The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

  7. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

  8. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

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