„No one saves us but ourselves,
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path
Buddhas merely teach the way.
By ourselves is evil done,
By ourselves we pain endure,
By ourselves we cease from wrong,
By ourselves become we pure.“

—  Gautama Buddha

Origine: Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), Dhammapada, Ch. 165, as translated in The Dharma, or The Religion of Enlightenment; An Exposition of Buddhism (1896) by Paul Carus; variants for some years have included "We ourselves must walk the path but Buddhas clearly show the way", but this is not yet located in any of the original publications of Carus.

„That army of yours“

—  Gautama Buddha

Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), Sutta Nipata (Suttas falling down), Sutta 3.2. Padhana Sutta

„Behold now, Bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!“

—  Gautama Buddha

Last words, as quoted in DN 16; Mahaparinibbana Sutta 6:8
Variant translations:
Mendicants, I now impress it upon you, the parts and powers of man must be dissolved; work out your own salvation with diligence.
As quoted in Present Day Tracts on the Non-Christian Religions of the World (1887) by Sir William Muir, p. 24
Now, then, monks, I exhort you: All fabrications are subject to decay. Bring about completion by being heedful.
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!
translated by Sister Vajira & Francis Story

„I will go about, from kingdom to kingdom,
training many disciples.
They — heedful, resolute
doing my teachings —
despite your wishes, will go
where, having gone,
there's no grief.“

—  Gautama Buddha

Sn 3.2, Buddha's Purpose
Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), Sutta Nipata (Suttas falling down), Sutta 3.2. Padhana Sutta

„In a world become blind,
I beat the drum of the Deathless.“

—  Gautama Buddha

Ariyapariyesana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.026.than.html

„Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.“

—  Gautama Buddha

As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) edited by Larry Chang, p. 193

This is actually a pithy modern-day 'summary' of the "Abhaya Sutta" (AN 4.184). It appears in "Buddha’s Little Instruction Book" by Jack Kornfield (p88).

„I will not take final Nirvana until I have nuns and female disciples who are accomplished…until I have laywomen followers…who will…. teach the Dhamma“

—  Gautama Buddha

as quoted by Dr Bettany Hughes Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11785181/Feminism-started-with-the-Buddha-and-Confucius-25-centuries-ago.html

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