The Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali) is the earliest collection of Buddhist Writings composed orally but written down by the third century
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair."
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little."
"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?"
"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."
"If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves."
"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves."
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."
"Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life."
"Neither my life of luxury in the palace nor my life as an ascetic in the forest is the way to freedom."
"No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed."
"On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him."