Good works are links that form a chain of love.
God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.
One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.
Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.
We do not smile because something good has happened; rather something good happens because we smile.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If thou live according to nature, thou wilt never be poor; if according to the opinions of the world, thou wilt never be rich.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
Man is influenced by the faith of his friends. Therefore, be careful of whom you associate with.
Shakespeare was absolutely right - all the world's a stage and you are on it! It means we all have many roles to play. That means never identify with your role, or you will get very stuck and very stressed. You are not what you do. Your job, position, vocation are just roles. Play the role, never think you are the role - this is the art of making life creative and fun. All great actors dislike being typecast and seen to be good for one particular type of character or role. There is no role you cannot play, if you really want to play it. Which is the same as saying there is nothing you cannot do, if you really want to do it, nothing you cannot be, if you really want to be it. You can even be a Queen or King. You may not have a throne or a court of advisors, but you can create and express all the qualities and behaviours of a 'royal' character - dignity, respect, humility, caring...and many more. Be a 'royal', sit on your inner throne with dignity and self respect, and you will see many other royal qualities emerge through your character. And then...you will feel royal.
IKE The world is what you think it is - be aware KALA There are no limits - be free MAKIA Energy flows where attention goes - be focused MANAWA Now is the moment of power - be here ALOHA To love is to be happy with - be happy MANA All power comes from within - be confident PONO Effectiveness is the measure of truth - be positive
If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.
When we talk about gaining the perfect wisdom of Buddha, we should not think that we need to create qualities in ourselves that are not there already and acquire them from somewhere outside of us. Rather, we should see perfect Buddha wisdom as a potential that is being realized.
If youre walking down the right path and youre willing to keep walking, eventually youll make progress.
If you speak badly of others, the negative energy that you put out into the universe, will return to you. The same is true of positive energy.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.