"Therefore having thought about this well, I should try to put these precepts into practice just as they have been explained. If the doctor's instructions are ignored, How will a patient in need of cure be healed by his medicines?"
"If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding."
"I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives."
"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."
"To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness."
"By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart."
"Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice."
"My words are simple to follow and easy to understand. Yet no one can put them into practice or understand them."
"Buddhas don't practice nonsense."
"Practice love on animals first; they react better and more sensitively."