Precept Quotes

Quotes tagged as "precept" (showing 1-5 of 5)
R.J. Palacio
“MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:

WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.”
R. J. Palacio, Wonder

Samuel Smiles
“It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.”
Samuel Smiles

Thich Nhat Hanh
“No one can practice the precepts perfectly, including the Buddha... Boiled vegetables contain dead bacteria. We cannot practice the First Precept or any of the precepts perfectly. But because of the real danger in our society--alcoholism has destroyed so many families and has brought about much unhappiness--we have to do something. We have to live in a way that will eradicate that kind of damage. That is why even if you can be very healthy with one glass of wine every week, I still urge you with all my strength to abandon that glass of wine (76).”
Thich Nhat Hanh, For a Future to Be Possible: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life

R.J. Palacio
“Sometimes it's good to start over”
R.J. Palacio