You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. ~ Shira Tehrani.
Wherever countries we may live, whatever word we may use to call ourselves, we all shall remember and cherish our common cultural heritage made of sub-cultures and of diverse dialects and the fragments of our history that we have kept in memory. ~ Kao-Ly Yang, Hmong doctor of Anthropology.
If people are not benevolent, what merit do good manners have? ~Confucius.
Where there is suffering, there is peace and bliss, by letting go and experiencing it for numberless suffering sentient beings. Always think of how others are kind and precious. Treat them as you would like to be treated. With this practice, the beautiful lotus heart blossoms and the happiness sun-shines delightfully in life. ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Develop the quiet, even state of mind, When praised by some,condemned by others, Free the mind from hate and pride And gently go way in peace. ~ The Buddha.
Mind is the forerunner of all actions. All deeds are led by mind, created by mind. If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, Happiness follows, as surely as one's shadow. ~ Ven. Sangye Khadro