A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, wise, and fool

The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool.  The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

Contributed by: Wes

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on body, self, wisdom, listen, reason, wise, and sage

Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. an unknown sage - whose name is self. In yourt body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on advice, errors, foolishness, improvement, reflection, wise, misconduct, disregard, and repeat

When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Teaching of Buddha‎ - Page 278 by Shōyū Hanayama

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, authority, buddhism, conceit, desires, justice, pleasure, respect, solitude, thinking, fool, wise, and monk

One may desire a spurious respect and precedence among one's fellow monks, and the veneration of outsiders. "Both monks and laity should think it was my doing. They should accept my authority in all matters great or small." This is a fool's way of thinking. His self-seeking and conceit just increase. One way leads to acquisition, the other leads to nirvana. Realizing this a monk, as a disciple of the Buddha, should take no pleasure in the respect of others, but should devote himself to solitude.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 73-75

Contributed by: Zaady

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