Desires and expectations are the sources of disappointment. Don't cling to them. Do your work, walk your way.
Do not speak - unless it improves on silence.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
Student says, "I am very discouraged. What should I do?"
Master says, "encourage others."
Happiness is a simple thing: you are happy when you are not trying to be happy
Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy. To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
You can't push the river. You can't make the tree grow faster than it is going to grow. You can't make the sun rise quicker than it is going to rise. Things simply happen when they are ready to happen. We very often don't know, actually we never know, what will happen. At any given moment, our life can change course completely -- take a detour, make a complete U-turn, and we don't know one moment before we know.