Wisdom From Insight


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A Selection of meaningful quotes for reflection to grow in compassion and wisdom

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Wisdom From Insight

  1. 1. Wisdom From insight
  2. 2. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” Buddha
  3. 3. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha 
  4. 4. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?” Buddha “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” Buddha
  5. 5. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Buddha “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” Buddha
  6. 6. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” Buddha
  7. 7. “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” Confucious “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucious
  8. 8. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucious “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucious
  9. 9. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucious “The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.” Confucious
  10. 10. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” Confucious “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” Confucious
  11. 11. “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” Confucious “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” Confucious
  12. 12. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu
  13. 13. “To see things in the seed, that is genius.” Lao Tzu “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu
  14. 14. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lao Tzu “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu
  15. 15. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” Dalai Lama “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” Dalai Lama
  16. 16. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama
  17. 17. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” Dalai Lama
  18. 18. The End Upon Wise Words Reflect Mindfully This Will Help You Live More Peacefully With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin