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They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma.

He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all.
Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. . . .Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.
As a remedy against all ills; poverty, sickness, and melancholy only one thing is absolutely necessary; a liking for work.
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
Alas, human vices, however horrible one might imagine them to be, contain the proof (were it only in their infinite expansion) of man's longing for the infinite; but it is a longing that often takes the wrong route. It is my belief that the reason behind all culpable excesses lies in this depravation of the sense of the infinite.
Is it to be thought unreasonable that the people, in atonement for wrongs of a century, demand the vengeance of a single day?
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.
It's not sissy to show your feeling.
I think the biggest disease this world suffers fromis people feeling unloved.
I love to hold people's hands when I visit hospitals, even though they are shocked because they haven't experienced anything like it before, but to me it is a normal thing to do.
Yes, I do touch. I believe that everyone needs that
The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
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.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Return to the root and you will find the meaning.
The perfect way is without difficulty, for it avoids picking and choosing. Only when you stop liking and disliking will all be clearly understood. Be not concerned with right or wrong, for the conflict between right and wrong is the sickness of the mind.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.
The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.
Understanding brings control.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.
The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.
A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
We are all alike, on the inside.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
He does not care for flowers. Calls them rubbish, and cannot tell one from another, and thinks it is superior to feel like that.
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
I love fools experiments. I am always making them.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
Morality is contraband in war.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

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