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Through violence, you may "solve" one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
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A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected
as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.
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We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
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In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.
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We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
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Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
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Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
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To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
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Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are
not caught by it.
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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
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It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From
this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will
come.
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice
compassion.
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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on
your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
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The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because
their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance,
patience and understanding.
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This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own
mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
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A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the
wise man's wisdom even if he associates with a sage.
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With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a
better world.
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All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their
own happiness or satisfaction.
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We don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the
perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
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I defeat my enemys when I make them my friends.
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You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do
what you can to stop them - for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer
from their actions.
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Our business is to be happy.
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We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity.
That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.
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The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
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Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill
feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over
children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative
feelings deep inside?
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When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
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Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it
a second time.
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Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma,
moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.
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Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.
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Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make
money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the
future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present
or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, "Oh how useless and powerless I am." It is
essential to think strongly and forcefully, "I can do it," without boasting or fretting.
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