If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
Doing good to others is not a duty, it is a joy, for it increases our own health and happiness.
He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers.
The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.