Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non being is the greatest joy.
Travel only with thy equals or thy betters if there are none, travel alone.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Do not speak harshly to any one those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful blows for blows will touch thee.
One's own self conquered is better than all other people.
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule.
Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but has no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not
When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
The traveler has reached the end of the journey! In the freedom of the infinite he is free from all sorrows, the fetters that bound him are thrown away, and the burning fever of life is no more.
He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins
Those who have high thoughts are ever striving; they are not happy to remain in the same place. Like swans that leave their lake and rise into the air, they leave their home and fly for a higher home.
In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.
As in this body, there are for the embodied one childhood, youth, old age, even so is there the taking on of another body.
He who knows that this body is like froth, and has learnt that it is as unsubstantial as a mirage, will break the flower-pointed arrow of illusion, and never see the king of death.