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563 BC-483 BC. Siddhārtha Gautama. Spiritual teacher from ancient India and the historical founder of Buddhism.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

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We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

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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.

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The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

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