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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Buddha
 
  All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of him who draws the carriage.  1
  Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus with thy hand!  2
  Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love; this is an old rule.  3
  If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.  4
  If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.  5
  If there be one righteous person, the rain falls for his sake.  6
  Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, It will not benefit me. Even by the falling of waterdrops a water-pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even if he gather it little by little.  7
  Like a beautiful flower full of color, but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly.  8
  Pain is the outcome of sin.  9
  Temperance is a tree which has for a root very little contentment, and for fruit, calm and peace.  10
  Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.  11
  Who ever lives looking for pleasure only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his enjoyments, idle and weak, the tempter will certainly overcome him, as the wind blows down a weak tree.  12
 
 
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