All the joy the world containsHas come through wishing happiness for others.All the misery the world containsHas come through wanting pleasure for oneself.

-Shantideva
Shantideva

Passion is overcome only by him who has won through stillness of spirit the perfect vision; it comes through the contentment that is regardless of the world.

Shantideva
How much suffering and fear, and How many harmful things are in existence? If all arises from clinging to the "I", What should I do with this great demon?
Shantideva

Others are my main concern. When I notice something of mine, I steal it and give it to others.

Shantideva
That which is seen and that which is touched are of a dream-like and illusion-like nature. Because feeling arises together with the mind, it is not [ultimately] perceived.
Shantideva

May the pain of every living creature be completely cleared away. May I be the doctor and the medicine and may I be the nurse for all sick beings in the world until everyone is healed.

Shantideva
All that may be wished for, will by nature fade to nothing.
Shantideva

Take advantage of this human boat; Free yourself from sorrow's mighty stream! This vessel will be later hard to find.The time that you have now, you fool, is not for sleep!

Shantideva
The source of all happiness lies in thinking of others.
Shantideva

As long as space abides and as long as the world abides, so long may I abide, destroying the sufferings of the world.

Shantideva
Examine thus yourself from every side.Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva pathApply the remedies to keep a steady mind.