The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
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.
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.