Ethiopian Proverb: Cactus is bitter only to him who tastes of it.

Thich Nhat Hanh ~ Touching The Earth

Japanese Buddhist Proverb: The mouth is the front-gate of all misfortune.

Japanese Buddhist Proverb: Jigoku Gokuraku wa kokoro ni ari. Hell and Heaven are in the hearts of men.

The Buddha of long ago said in verse: Refrain from all evil whatsoever, Uphold and practice all that is good, And thereby you purify your own intentions: This is what all Buddhas teach.

Japanese Buddhist Proverb ~ Karu-toki no Jizô-gao; nasu-toki no Emma-gao. Borrowing-time, the face of Jizô; repaying-time, the face of Emma.