The purpose of this section is to really nail down, so you believe, the basic truths about how things work. Look at the content and see if you can agree.  Consider that wise men who have thought deeply about this might be right, especially if they agree!!!


There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

This above all; to thine own self be true.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.


A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Action expresses priorities.

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

What we think, we become.

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

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Habit:  A jug fills drop by drop.

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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.

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.

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


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