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The fiercest fire is hatred.
Buddha (Quoted in The Gospel of Buddha, 1894)
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha (Quoted in The Gospel of Buddha, 1894)
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.
Buddha (Quoted in The Teachings of Buddha, 2005)
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Buddha (Dhammapada)
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha (Quoted in The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha, 1955)
Be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking no external refuge; with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma as your refuge, seeking no other refuge.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
People with opinions just go around bothering each other.
How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this world is always burning? Why do you not seek a light, ye who are surrounded by darkness?
Buddha (Dhammapada)
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
A jug fills drop by drop.
The parts and powers of man must be dissolved; work out your own salvation with diligence.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

Buddha Quote: No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves...
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Buddha (Dhammapada)
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.
If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The heedful die not.
The heedless are as if dead already.
Buddha (Dhammapada)
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.
This world is blind! There are so few Who see things as they truly are.
Buddha (Dhammapada)
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
Buddha (Dhammapada)
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
In a world become blind,
I beat the drum of the Deathless.
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Buddha Biography

Born: 563 BCE
Died: 483 BCE

Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from ancient India. He was the founder of the philosophy and religion Buddhism. He is therefore the primary figure in Buddhism.

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