Better than a thousand hollow words,
Is one word that brings peace.
However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act upon them.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
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.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.