To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.