Indian philosopher and the founder of Buddhism (623/563 BCE - 543/483 BCE)
Gautama Buddha was an ascetic and spiritual teacher of ancient India who lived during the 6th or 5th century BCE. He was the founder of Buddhism and is revered by Buddhists as a fully enlightened being who taught a path to Nirvana, freedom from ignorance, craving, rebirth and suffering.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
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.
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.