Think of desire as fire-a little will warm, too much will burn.
One simply cannot be first in everything.
We must learn not to spoil those things we have with our overwhelming desire for those things we dont have.
Consider life as a sequence of cause and effect, and never rely upon luck.
Do not waste an entire life in the pursuit of a few golden moments.
An armed individual is invariably tempted to try his strength.
Time is yours for the taking. Take your peaceful share of time.
Our ears hear and our eyes see. What then does our mind do?
We must not throw away precious time by lusting after things.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.
Only a fool will burn his bed to catch a flea.
Get a reputation as an early riser and you can stay in bed until noon.
It is never wise to allow your goat to become your gardner.
Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
Give neither counsel nor salt until you are asked for it.
A throne is only a decorated bench.
A hungry person in an angry person.
A friends eye is a good mirror.
Luck seeks its person.
Your life is yours for the living-meet life peacefully with a smile.
A peaceful life will never last if spent only in peaceful contemplation of the past.
Be full of life. Full of energy. Full of vivid aspiration.
There can be no peace while our every waking thought is preoccupied with the belief that we must live a profitable life.
Sometimes the answers are in the tones of waterfalls.
Peace is its own echo.
Thosee who have lived a peaceful life have little fear of death and can meet it calmly.
Gaining experience is rarely a peaceful experience.
One does not create a new life simply by trying to forget the old life. A peaceful life takes new spirit, new values.
Mankind is not naturally a peaceful soul-we spend our lives driven to possess things and then worry about losing them once we have them.
Most will go through life not knowing the limits of their abilities.
Ask, what am I running away from? What am I shutting my eyes to?
What is my beauty, my pain, my evil, my strength, my joy?
The majority of mankind is passive. We simply lie down and let things happen to us.
Accept life for what it actually is, a challenge.
For some the achievement of a single days work will last for eternity.
Fight only for what is right and fair, and give help to those who need it.
Recognize that there is no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties.
Above all, trust yourself.
We must not build our emotional life on the weakness of others.
We must ask ourself if we are the kind of self that we will be happy to live with all our life.
Interest your heart in everything and your life will be filled with adventures.
If we fear what lies in the path, we will never move foward.
Much of life is spent fearing what was never there in the first place.
We cannot lead a peaceful life until we learn to bear lifes ills rather than allow ourselves to be overcome by them.
Adversity is the frost of life-impressive in its moment and gone with a little warmth.
Let go of the cliff, die completely, and then come back to life-after that you cannot ever be deceived.
If everyone is born a king, why do so many opt to die in exile?
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in ones own sunshine.
Many a life is wasted by being too sensitive.
A little bit of worry each day adds up to years over a lifetime.
This life is for you.
A peaceful life is ours when we find work that we love to do.
Many a life is spent just earning a living.
The secret of a peaceful life is not just doing what you like, but to like what it is that you are doing.
Each day treat everything as though you are seeing it for the very first time.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
A moment spent trying to do too many things is a moment lost.
Plan to be no less than you are capable of being.
We dont have to be the best, only to do our best.
There is enough tragedy in the world-why intentionally bring more into your own life?
The happiness we pass to others is happiness we gain.
We gain strength from the temptation that we resist.
Do the right deed, and do it for the right reason.
Live with intent..
We must learn who we are and the things we can do.
We must learn to accept that we cannot always do those things that we would like to do.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Sometimes at the crossroads of a decision it is helpful to know that others have traveled this way before.
A long way through th journey of life we start to learn the limits of our abilities.
We can show what we are capable of through our work.
Never start what you do not understand.
Never leave undone that which you can do.
Why is it that we wish to do what we see others doing, even if we would not do it well ourselves?
If you think you can do something, then do it with all your heart. Belief is the key.
Never tell a child that something is impossible, for that child might surprise you.
Those with good fortune do not necessarily have good sense.
You may go through your entire life feeling imcompetent but you cannot live by incompetence alone.
When we learn to tackle problems with what is within our power to do, then we stand a chance of success.
Mankind has the ability to elevate his life by his endeavors.
God isnt interested in our ability, only our availability.
They are able because they thing they are able.
Abilities are something we all have in common.
The things that makes us different from others is how we use our abilities.
When you arrive at a peaceful life nothing can draw you back.
Too much zeal spoils everything.
Our freedom to pick and choose is laced with difficulty.
The ultimate path is without difficulty.
Strength of belief is to be admired only if those displaying it can also show the grounds of their belief.
Dont allow your exuberance to block out the light needed for your journey. Knowledge is the light-exuberance without knowledge is a journey in darkness.
We should view youth as a quality we all have, not treat it as something that circumstance has taken from us.
Some people would prefer to be wrong for a lifetime than quiet for a moment.
Curiously, those who cannot endure being in the wrong are most fre quently the ones who are.
Far better to suffer wrong than do it.
Which is preferable? To accept that we will be sometimes cheated or to go through an entire lifetime not trusting at all?
Those who have some belief appears to cross over from this life more peacefully than those with no belief at all.
It is ludicrous to go through life in search of peace believing that we are only able to find it in death.
Find your stillness in the peace of wild things.
Do not tax your life with forethoughts of grief.
Find peace in the presence of still water.
Often patience achieves far more than force.
Its not just you-everyone feels down occasionally.
Feeling discouraged is perfectly normal.
Even sadness can be a friend sometimes.
Each and every human being has passing moods of dissatisfaction with life. It is the human condition.
At times of loss, grief is the best release.
Anxiety and panic disrupt the lives of many.
Recognize the symptoms of your anxiety and get to know the root causes.
Certain fearful thoughts may quickly trigger anxiety or panic.
An unpeaceful life is filled with reminders of anxious times.
Take action today and begin to experience the peace and hope that life has to offer you.
Any time is a wonderful time to begin anything at all.
We are all striving for a peaceful life but some of us work three times as hard and try to buy it with our sweat and blood.
Some of us are so determined to live that were ready to die for it.
We will never know who our true friends are until we call out in times of adversity.
Those that hold us down stay down themselves.
Never let evil see evil. Therein destruction lies.
We must learn to find the peace that lies in each dark and tragic moment.
Everything can change in a moment.
Surround yourself with positive influences, whether in the form of people, inspirational music, or writings.
There are no bad ships, only bad captains.
When a person grows up surrounded by ridicule, they learn to be shy.
When work is a pleasure, life is joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Try not to make impossible demands on others, or yourself.
Tackle boredom by finding new ways to do everyday things.
Put some money in a box each time you do something that you would rather not do. When the box is full, treat yourself!
Are you expecting to please everyone?
When disaster strikes, ask yourself, "am I overreacting?"
Why do we feel that we must prevail in every situation?
Adopt moderate views and see stress as something that can be coped with, then it can never overwhelm you.
We are all too quick to put down others. Lets change all that- try to note one positive thing about each of the people you come into contact daily.
For one to win, another must lose.
Never lose your senses of perspective. It is your most valuable weapon in the fight against stress.
When a person grows up surrounded by encouragement, they learn confidence.
Stress breeds stress; it is a vicious circle.
Do not betray the trust of those who have faith in you.
Know in your mind that all things change.
When a person grows up surrounded by praise, they learn to appreciate.
Always speak the truth and be charitable in speaking to others.
Do not kill the hopes or dreams of others- or yourself.
When a person grows up surrounded by fairness, they learn justice.
Do not steal time.
Do not lie, especially to yourself.
Avoid alcohol and drugs, the peace they bring is false.
Try to choose an occupation that promotes peace or uplifts humanity, rather than those which increase confusion within humanity.
Dwell upon distinction and you will find it impossible to live in peace and harmoney.
When a person grows up surrouned by security, they learn to have faith.
Confusion often manifests itself in hatred; it cannot be overcome by more hatred.
Those who keep the physical pleasures in perspective will live in peace and harmony.
Those who are truthful in their encounters with others will live in peace and harmony.
Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
As rain penetrates an improperly shingled roof, so passion overwhelmes a confused mind..
If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.
The mouth invents what the eye cannot see.
It is not good to be always alone, even in paradise.
No amount of sugar can sweeten a bitter heart.
Do not put yourself in the way of temptation.
None of us are happy with our looks, so we do something about them.
Perhaps more of us should be less happy with our minds.
LIVE- if only to satisfy your curiosity.
Thosee who are capable of oppressing the weak are not capable of living a peaceful life.
A shriveled leaf can tell you the history of the universe.
When a person grows up surrounded by approval, they learn to like themselves.
We are worthy of all when we have given up all.
Every moment is a challenge to our equanimity.
Life is like a movie, the screen is blank- we must project upon it.
Give up lust and hate; only then will you arrive.
Our reflection in the mirror only looks at us because we look at it.
We can choose whether to be another brick in the wall or a window.
That which you grasp is that which you are.
Cut yourself off from selfishness, doubt, lust, and hatred.
Do not meditate on the pleasures of the senses.
Those who meditate are on the path to harmony and a peaceful life.
Enjoy the company of others who live peaceful lives.
Self-examination will help achieve peace and harmony in life.
Guard against destructive thoughts and negativity.
Peace is fragile.
Calm your mind an center yourself in the oneness of infinity.
We are our own masters and protectors and must discipline ourselves accordingly.
Cut off the stream of craving.
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
All earthly manisfestations of infinity, including ourselves, will disintegrate back into infinity.
Those who live peaceful lives are beacons of light, and serve as inspirations to us all.
Too many are motivated by the desire to harm others in order to satisfy their own ambitions.
A peaceful life will not be gained by hurting others through words, thoughts or deeds.
Violence is always a negative force.
What is the value of finely tailored clothing if the soul is ragged?
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Being born into a noble family, or possessing wealth, or holding a respected title, does not guarantee a peaceful life.
Throw off the chains of confusion.
Tell yourself that you are not one who is confused in fear.
Tell yourself that you are not one who is confused in attatchments.
We are all part of the infinite.
Shrug away the inherent human tendency to be confused.
Remain innocent but endure.
Remain centered and you will be able to bear any punishment, abuse or blame that is laid upon you.
Remain disciplined in body, mind, and speech.
Remain dutiful even when tempted by anger or passion.
Do not cling to tranient pleasure.
Anxiety is a burden-cast it aside.
Be aware of past and future lives, but do not dwell on them.
The shallow-rooted treeis threatened by even the gentlest breeze.
Strive to live in harmony with the enviroment and society.
All god wants of man is a peaceful heart.
A little of what you like does you good-indulge yourself.
You'll never see the good if you cannot endure the bad.
It is no use cultivating a calm and dignified exterior if inwardly you are confused.
Difficult situations are not disasters.
There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked. Isaiah 48:22
The big thieves hang the little ones. It is not healthy to go through life believing that it is safer to be feared than loved.
Slow down- you cannot shoe a running horse.
Smile. Why not? Try it in at least one encounter a day and gradually build on it. Watch the results in yourself and others.
Beware-truth can make enemies.
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
If you have nothing, what do you fear losing?
Sometimes the greatest moments can arrive on a donkey.
Avoid giving needless offense.
We are only willing to live if we are willing to learn.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Do not allow the acts of others to frighten you and their acts will fail.
You can pull the teeth from the wolf but its inclinations will remain.
If you can find as much pleasure in losing as you do in winning, every moment will be filled with possibilities.
Heaven offers you a soul. Earth offers you a grave.
Learn what it is you love.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as you would with your own.
Show me what you love, and Ill show you what you are.
Only seek the respect of those that you respect.
A theif believes that everybody steals.
Look not where yo fell, but where you slipped.
It is better to exist unknown to the law.
A poor beauty will find more lovers than husbands.
Its not a miracle, I just decided to do it.
All things are a manifestation of our thoughts.
Moment to moment, it is difficult to be a human being.
Words can be the most damaging weapon- guard your tounge.
Never take what is not given.
The mud of one country is the medicine of another.
Never stand in a place of danger trusting only in miracles.
If a man is great, even his dog will wear a proud look.
Once you are dead, you are made for life. Jimi Hendrix
Always have a dream.
If an idea is good, it doesnt need any help from words.
We dont necessarily have to agree with everything we say.
Which is better, dying for a cause you believe in or living for it?
Speak from the heart. Its risky. Its unrehearsed. Its spontaneous. But its honest.
Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.
Call something impossible and someone will spend a lifetime trying to do it.
Learn your limits.
Our eagerness to gain praise is like a ring in the nose of a bull and leads us away from peaceful living.
Trying to discover why one doesnt have a peaceful life is like staying awake to see if you snore.
Mix leisure with work. Take breaks and get away when you can.
Ruin and remedy are often confused.
Set your own goals.
Expect some frustrations, failures and sorrow.
Learn to relax; by doing so you will be taking control of your life.
Take time to learn about nature, it can teach us so many things about life.
Decide to seek a peaceful life and you are halfway there.
Life is not just a series of tasks to get done.
Life is not just about accomplishments.
Looking busy and appearing to be important will not ulitimately make you happy.
Relax, its okay to feel happy.
We are all too busy trying to impress each other intellectually.
The path to a peaceful life is so simple to travel, yet many choose not to understand it.
Dont dwell on time, it is a race you can never win.
The secret of enjoying life is learning to live in the moment.
Dont think yourself into an early grave.
Relax, this is your now.
While you plan for tomorrow and fret about yesterday, dont forget to live today.
You alone are responsible for the quality of peace in your life.
Possession wont help you to achieve a peaceful life.
We are never more alone than when surrounded by a crowd.
The only way to reduce stress is to learn to manage it.
If life was a book, it would make no sense at all.
Why should we place more concern on how we look to other people than the way we like to look to ourselves.
I have lost friend, some by death, others by sheer inability to cross the street.
Set your heart on what it is you know to be important.
Sleep is sweet to the laboring man.
Its not just you that has to change. If a red wall at home distresses you, paint it a more peaceful color.
Use relaxation techniques to help reduce tension.
Let your stimulants come from within you.
Try always to bring out the best in yourself and in others.
Make time for yourself.
Give loving encouragement to yourself.
Learn that you are the best friend you will ever have.
The mistakes of the past are our torches for the present.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Sometimes being alone is the best company you can have.