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Never wish for another to suffer

Na paro paraṃ nikubbetha
nātimaññetha katthaci na kañci,
byārosanā paṭighasaññā
nāññamaññassa dukkhamiccheyya.


Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
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Buddha

Autocontrol is the best thing

Pahūtavitto puriso
sahirañño sabhojano,
eko bhuñjati sādūni --
taṃ parābhavato mukhaṃ.

To have much wealth
and ample gold and food,
but to enjoy one's luxuries alone --
this is a cause of one's downfall. 15 more words
Buddha

The greatest welfare is face the vicissitudes of life with equanimity.

Phuṭṭhassa lokadhammehi,
cittaṃ yassa na kampati,
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ;
etaṃ maṅgalamuttamaṃ.

When faced with the vicissitudes of life,
one's mind remains unshaken,
sorrowless, stainless, secure;
this is the greatest welfare.

Sutta Nipāta 2.271
Buddha