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The general message of this quote is very famous but Buddha puts his own spin to it . A wise person understands death and has come to the realization that it.

Namaste. Lover and promoter of peace, harmony and staying present, Buddha offers ancient wisdom to help you find happiness and peace of mind.

Just share the gift of enlightenment and wisdom with these 100+ Buddha-inspired quotes. Whether you need motivation yourself or hope to spread the message of love and kindness to others, these sayings are sure to brighten everyone’s day.

Your List of Top 100+ Quotes by Buddha to Share Joy

1. “Don’t dwell on the past. Don’t dream about your future. Concentrate your mind on the present moment. That is all there is.”

2. “You can search the world for someone that deserves more love and affection than yourself, but that person will never be found. You deserve love and affection just as much as anyone else in the world.”

3. “Faithfulness is the best relationship. Health is the supreme gift. Contentment is the greatest wealth.”

4. “Only you can save yourself – no one else. We each must walk our own paths.”

5. “Your mind is everything. Whatever you think, you eventually become.”

6. “Three are three things in this world that can’t stay hidden for long: the moon, the sun, and the truth.”

7. “It is your duty to keep your body in good health. Without health, it is impossible to keep a clear and strong mind.”

8. “Our thoughts shape who we are. When our minds are pure, happiness and joy follow us like a shadow.”

9. “Holding onto your anger is like holding onto a hot coal; the only person you’re hurting is yourself.”

10. “One single candle can light a thousand more, and the life of the candle is never shortened. In the same way, happiness can never be decreased by sharing it with others.”

11. “Like treasures uncovered from earth, virtue appears from the good deeds you perform. From a pure and peaceful mind, wisdom appears. To navigate through the world as a human being, we need the guidance of virtue and the light of wisdom.”

12. “You will never be punished for your anger. You will only be punished by your anger.”

13. “You can only make two mistakes when traveling on the road to truth: not starting, and not going all the way.”

14. “Better to conquer yourself than a thousand battles. Only then can the victory truly be yours. No one can take it away from you – not heaven, hell, demons or angels.”

15. “Diligence is a way of life, but to be idle is the short road to death. Only the wise are diligent. Those who are foolish are idle.”

16. “Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.”

17. “Do what needs to be done today. Who knows – death may come tomorrow.”

18. “Always give – even if all you have is a little bit.”

19. “If a wise critic points out your faults, be sure to follow him as you would a guide to a secret, hidden treasure.”

20. “If you cannot find a companion who is equal or better, then pursue a solitary course.”

21. “Do it now – not later. Otherwise, you will regret it.”

22. “Harming living beings does not earn you the title of “noble”. It is he who does not harm living beings that is considered noble.”

23. “When your mind is free of desires, it’s also free of the prison we call fear.”

24. “Happiness comes from a disciplined mind.”

25. “Cultivating good. Purifying the heart. Doing no harm. These are the teachings of the Buddha.”

26. “A man’s own mind – not the doing of his enemies – is what compels him to do evil.”

27. “Purity and impurity can only come from oneself. No one person can purify another.”

28. “In the end, there are three things that matter the most: how fully did you live? How strongly did you love? How deeply did you let go?”

29. “You can’t travel the path until you become the path.”

30. “Nothing is more disobedient than an undisciplined mind. Nothing is more obedient than a disciplined mind.”

31. “Nothing in the world can harm you more than your unguarded thoughts.”

32. “It does not matter how many holy words you read or speak; they will do you no good if you do not act upon them.”

33. “You can only find peace within. Do not seek peace without.”

34. “Lighting a lamp for someone else will also brighten your path.”

35. “Those who are silent are blamed. Those who speak too much are blamed. Those who speak in moderation are blamed. There is not a single person in this world who is not blamed.”

36. “Only goodness can conquer badness. Only generosity can conquer meanness. Only truth can conquer dishonesty.”

37. “The rivers in clefts and crevices teach us a great lesson: those in smaller channels flow noisily. But those who flow in great channels flow silently. Whatever isn’t full, makes noise. But whatever is full, remains quiet.”

38. “Others flounder through life with a sense of “mine” just like fish in the puddle of dried-up stream. Seeing and knowing this, live your life with no sense of “mine” – free of attachments.”

39. “Not even the most precious jewel in the world can compare to the one who is awakened.”

40. “May all living beings have happy minds.”

41. “If only you knew what I know about giving, you would never eat a single meal without sharing it.”

42. “You never truly lose anything in life – unless it’s something you’re clinging to.”

43. “Sorrow or happiness – whatever emotion may befall you, walk on your path unattached and untouched.”

44. “Let boundless love radiate from your being toward the entire universe – below, above and across. Radiate that love without enmity and without ill will.”

45. “Death and decay afflict our world, but only the wise do not grieve for they know the nature of this world.”

46. “When you look out for others, you look out for yourself. When you look out for yourself, you look out for others.”

47. “If the problem has a solution, why worry? Take action instead. If the problem has no solution, worrying will not do you any good.”

48. “The secret to existence is this: have no fear.”

49. “Those who live wisely have no fears – not even death.”

50. “The root of all suffering is the attachment.”

51. “Loving kindness will free your mind. Make this your basis; your vehicle. Exercise yourself in it and stabilize it to fully perfect it.”

52. “So as water does not adhere to the red lily or the lotus leaf, the sage does not adhere to the heard, seen, or sensed.”

53. “Those who cling to views and perceptions wander the earth offending people.”

54. “A single moment can change the day. A single day can change an entire life. A single life can change the entire world.”

55. “From understanding, true love is born.”

56. “You cannot cease hatred with hatred. Only love can cease hatred.”

57. “Each morning we are born again. It is what we do today that matters most.”

58. “Practice compassion to everyone – including yourself.”

59. “Pain is certain in life, but suffering is always optional.”

60. “Doubt everything, and find your own light.”

61. “Faith is your nourishment on life’s journey; virtuous deeds your shelter; wisdom your light during the day; and mindfulness your protection at night. If a man lives a life that is pure, nothing in the universe can destroy him. If he can conquer greed, he is utterly and completely free.”

62. “Live in love and joy, even among those who live in hate. Live in health and joy, even among those who are ill. Live in peace and joy, even among those who are troubled. Be still and look within. Remain free of attachment and fear. The joy of life is in living this way.”

63. “Practice compassion if you want others to be happy. Practice compassion if you want yourself to be happy.”

64. “A single word of peace is more powerful than a thousand hollow words.”

65. “There is no distinction of west and east in the sky. It is only people that create these distinctions in their own minds, and then believe that they are true.”

66. “To enjoy good health, happiness, and peace, one must control and discipline one’s own mind. If you can control your mind, you can find the path to enlightenment. All virtue and wisdom will naturally follow.”

67. “Choose your words with care. Others will hear them and will be influenced by them for better or worse.”

68. “Be quiet. Live your life purely. Work masterfully. Just like the moon, come out from behind the dark clouds and shine.”

69. “To find the Buddha, all you have to do is look within.”

70. “Do not believe things merely because you have been told them. Perform your own analysis and examination to learn the truth.”

71. “Words can heal, or they can destroy. But when words are kind and true, they can change the world.”

72. “Only those who are free from resentful thoughts can find peace.”

73. “As humans, we long to be free from misery and find true happiness. We have found that inner peace is the key to happiness. Disturbing emotions, such as fear and suspicion, and attachment and anger are the greatest obstacles in our way to happiness. Compassion and love, and a sense of responsibility are the true sources of happiness and peace.”

74. “It does not matter if you are religious; it does not matter if you believe in rebirth; there isn’t a single person in this world that doesn’t appreciate compassion and kindness.”

75. “A jug can only be filled one drop at a time.”

76. “A dog is not a great dog because he’s a good barker. As such, a man is not a good man because he’s a great talker.”

77. “Express compassion for all living beings, both poor and rich. Each of us has our own suffering. Some suffer too little while others suffer too much.”

78. “These three things renew humanity: a life of service and compassion, kind words, and a generous heart.”

79. “It is your purpose to discover your work, and then, with all of your being, give yourself to that work.”

80. “Every person is the cause of his or her own disease or health.”

81. “Doubt is the most dreadful of habits. It is doubt that pushes people apart and poisons friendships. It is a thorn in one’s side that hurts and irritates; it is the sharp blade of a sword that can kill.”

82. “Each day, let us awake and be thankful. If we did not learn a lot, we learned a little bit. If we did not learn a little, at least we did not fall ill. If we did fall ill, at least we did not die. We all have something to be thankful for.”

83. “A fool who knows he’s a fool is all the wiser.”

84. “When digging a well, there will be no sign of water until you finally reach it. There will only be dirt and rocks to move out of the way. Once you have removed enough, the pure water will soon flow. So is the mind.”

85. “It is always better to travel well than to simply arrive.”

86. “Nothing in this world is permanent. Everything can and will change. Being will always be becoming.”

87. “Ideas that are developed into action are far more important than ideas that remain as ideas.”

88. “Do not depend on others to work out your own salvation.”

89. “Evil is necessary to prove that good is the purest of all.”

90. “Everything in this universe appears and disappears because of the harmony of conditions and causes. No one thing exists entirely alone. Everything in this world is in relation to everything else.”

91. “Ambition is a lot like love; it is impatient of rivals and delays.”

92. “Only those who experience the unity of life can see themselves in all living things and all living things in himself.”

93. “The moment we give into anger, we stop striving for the truth and start striving for ourselves.”

94. “If we could clearly see the miracle of a flower, we could change our entire life.”

95. “Only seek sanctuary in yourself; not in others.”

96. “Always be who you are as you walk, travel and eat. Otherwise, you will wind up missing out on most of your life.”

97. “The past is gone. The future has yet to arrive. The present moment is the only moment for which you can live.”

98. “Focus your heart on doing good. Continue doing good over and over again, and you will find yourself filled with an abundance of joy.”

99. “Our thoughts shape the world.”

100. “If we do not look after others when they are in need of help, who will look after us when we are in need of help?”

101. “A solid rock is unshaken by the wind. As such, a wise man is unshaken by neither blame nor praise.”

102. “Happiness arises when your words and work come together to benefit others.”

103. “Those who never strive to work toward the truth have failed to see the purpose of living.”

104. “You may throw thorns my way. As they fall in my silence, they will blossom into flowers.”

105. “Patience is the absolute greatest prayer.”

106. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, so must we shed our past.”

107. “Here’s the trouble: You think you have time.”

108. “Wear your ego ever so loosely on your sleeve.”

109. “Once you realize how perfectly imperfect everything is, you will tilt your head towards the sky and laugh.”

110. “What you are now is what you have been. What you will be in the future is what you do now.”

111. “You will not find the way in the sky. You will only find the way inside of your heart.”

112. “Before speaking, always ask yourself: is this true? If so, it is necessary? Is it kind?”

We hope these 100+ Buddha-inspired quotes have given you the wisdom you seek.

David Gorkonel

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old buddhist quotes, buddhist sayings, and buddhist proverbs, collected over the years.

100+ Best Buddha Quotes Full of Ancient Wisdom

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Gautama Buddha’s wise words can be used to live a calm, happy, and successful life. The Random Vibez gets you 110+ Best Buddha Quotes to be enlightened you change your life positively. We have Buddha Quotes about Love, Life, Change, Karma, Peace, Happiness, Mindfulness and More.

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  1. “You only lose what you cling to.”

  2. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

  3. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

  4. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

  5. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

  6. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

  7. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

  8. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

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Lord Buddha Quotes on Meditation and Peace

  1. “The root of suffering is attachment.”

  2. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

  3. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

  4. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

  5. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

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Quotes about Anger By Gautamma Buddha

  1. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

  2. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

  3. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
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108 Buddha Quotes on Meditation, Spirituality, and Happiness

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In the sixth century BC, about 2600 years ago, a prince called Siddhartha Gautama was born. As the young Prince grew up, he began to realize that his sheltered life as a prince could not protect him from suffering. Similarly, he started to understand that is privileged life could not provide the lasting happiness he was seeking. As a result, the young Prince decided to leave his family and his protected life in the palace. His manifold encounters with the world outside the palace began to teach him important lessons about life. Gradually, he began to gain important insights into the nature of suffering. As he became more adept at meditation, he eventually was able to enter a state of mind free from distractions. In this state of deep meditation, he found the lasting happiness he was seeking for. To share with you the valuable and wise lessons of the Buddha, we’ve created the following collection of enlightening Buddha quotes and Buddha sayings.

Throughout the course of his life, Gautama Buddha taught that all our struggles in life originate from the same source. According to him, our frustration, anger, anxiety, sadness, and depression all stem from the same root. According to Buddha, all these issues originate from being heavily attached to something. Consequently, by addressing the root source, helpful changes can be affected.

“The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it”
Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama taught that being excessively attached to something leads to suffering. When we’re too tightly attached to the outcome of a certain action, we may get frustrated when things come differently. When we’re too attached to our possessions, we may anxiously fear that we could lose all of it one day. The same holds true for a variety of other areas of life. In short, when we’re heavily attached to something, some form of discomfort or suffering may arise in our lives.

The following Buddha quotes will show you what Siddhartha Gautama’s teachings were all about.

Therefore, by learning to reduce our attachment to things that don’t really matter, we can gain a great level of freedom in life. Let’s have a look at what else Siddhartha Gautama had to say about life, death, anger, and nonattachment.

180 Enlightening Buddha Quotes and Buddha Sayings

Throughout the course of his life, Siddhartha Gautama cautioned his followers to always question his lessons and teachings. Instead of taking his words by blind faith, he encouraged them to confirm his teachings through experience.

Here are these wise Buddha quotes:

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“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Buddha

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“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Buddha

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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Buddha

 

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“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
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“Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one – himself. Better to conquer yourself than others.”
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“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
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“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”
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“The greatest prayer is patience.”
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“Pure-limbed, white-canopied, one-wheeled, the cart roles on. See him that cometh: faultless, stream-cutter, bondless he.”
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“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
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“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
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“May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”
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“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life.”
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“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
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“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
Buddha

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“When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.”
Buddha

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“To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river.”
Buddha

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“Analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless.”
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“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”
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“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”
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“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”
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“‎Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.”
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“For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.”
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“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”
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“If the selflessness of phenomena is analyzed and if this analysis is cultivated, it causes the effect of attaining nirvana. Through no other cause does one come to peace.”
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“How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people.”
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“Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.”
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“This I tell you: decay is inherent in all conditioned things. Work out your own salvation, with diligence.”
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“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
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“Life is a river always flowing. Do not hold onto things. Work hard.”
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“The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.”
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“Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”
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“He is able who thinks he is able.”
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“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”
Buddha

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“Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.”
Buddha

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“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
Buddha

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“Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.”
Buddha

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“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
Buddha

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“Contentment is the greatest wealth.”
Buddha

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“Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual.”
Buddha

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“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
Buddha

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“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
Buddha

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“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”
Buddha

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“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”
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“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”
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“He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.”
Buddha

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“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
Buddha

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“Be greatly aware of the present.”
Buddha

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“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
Buddha

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“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
Buddha

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“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
Buddha

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“What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil.”
Buddha

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“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
Buddha

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“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”
Buddha

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“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
Buddha

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“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
Buddha

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“As a flower that is lovely and beautiful, but is scentless, even so, fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who practices it not.”
Buddha

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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.”
Buddha

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“Those which are produced from causes are not produced. They do not have an inherent nature of production. Those which depend on causes are said to be empty; those who know emptiness are aware.”
Buddha

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“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
Buddha

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“To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.”
Buddha

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“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
Buddha

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“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
Buddha

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“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”
Buddha

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“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
Buddha

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“Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness’ – then you should enter and remain in them.”
Buddha

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“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”
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“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”
Buddha

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“The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.”
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“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
Buddha

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“Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning? The eye is burning, visible forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning; also whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact as its condition, that too is burning. Burning with what? Burning with the fire of greed, with the fire of hate, with the fire of delusion, with birth, aging, and death, with sorrow, with lamentation, with pain, grief, and despair it is burning.”
Buddha

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“Meditate, Ānanda, do not delay, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.”
Buddha

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“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
Buddha

74.

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”
Buddha

75.

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become”
Buddha

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“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
Buddha

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“To life in the consciousness of the inevitability of suffering, of becoming enfeebled, of old age and of death, is impossible – we must free ourselves from life, from all possible life.”
Buddha

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“Monks, even if bandits were to savagely sever you, limb by limb, with a double-handled saw, even then, whoever of you harbors ill will at heart would not be upholding my Teaching. Monks, even in such a situation you should train yourselves thus: ‘Neither shall our minds be affected by this, nor for this matter shall we give vent to evil words, but we shall remain full of concern and pity, with a mind of love, and we shall not give in to hatred. On the contrary, we shall live projecting thoughts of universal love to those very persons, making them as well as the whole world the object of our thoughts of universal love – thoughts that have grown great, exalted and measureless. We shall dwell radiating these thoughts which are void of hostility and ill will.’ It is in this way, monks, that you should train yourselves.”
Buddha

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“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
Buddha

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“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
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“The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next”
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“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”
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“All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.”
Buddha

84.

“Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out.”
Buddha

85.

“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.”
Buddha

86.

“Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe”
Buddha

87.

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”
Buddha

88.

“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.”
Buddha

89.

“The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure.”
Buddha

90.

“Attachment leads to suffering.”
Buddha

91.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”
Buddha

92.

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our own mind.”
Buddha

93.

“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”
Buddha

94.

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”
Buddha

95.

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”
Buddha

96.

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
Buddha

97.

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment”
Buddha

98.

“The darkest night is ignorance.”
Buddha

99.

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”
Buddha

100.

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.”
Buddha

101.

“If a traveler does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.”
Buddha

102.

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
Buddha

103.

“Your actions are your only belongings.”
Buddha

104.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Buddha

105.

“Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions, one goes to the presence of the gods.”
Buddha

106.

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”
Buddha

107.

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”
Buddha

108.

“If a person has faith, Bharadvaja, he preserves truth when he says: ‘My faith is thus’; but he does not yet come to the conclusion: ‘Only this is true, anything else is wrong.’ In this way, Bharadvaja, there is the preservation of truth; in this way he preserves truth; in this way, we describe the preservation of truth. But as yet there is no discovery of truth.”
Buddha

109.

“Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no worldlings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith”
Buddha

110.

“All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arisings. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed.”
Buddha

111.

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”
Buddha

112.

“It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way.”
Buddha

113.

“You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.”
Buddha

114.

“From a withered tree, a flower blooms.”
Buddha

115.

“Opinion, O disciples, is a disease; opinion is a tumor; opinion is a sore. He who has overcome all opinion, O disciples, is called a saint, one who knows.”
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116.

“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”
Buddha

117.

“When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.”
Buddha

118.

“There are no chains like hate… Dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.”
Buddha

119.

“A jug fills drop by drop.”
Buddha

120.

“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axeman who destroys it.”
Buddha

121.

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
Buddha

122.

“How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.”
Buddha

123.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”
Buddha

124.

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways.”
Buddha

125.

“A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him. Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!”
Buddha

126.

“Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.”
Buddha

127.

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”
Buddha

128.

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
Buddha

129.

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine”
Buddha

130.

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
Buddha

131.

“Words do not express thoughts very well; everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”
Buddha

132.

“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”
Buddha

133.

“Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.”
Buddha

134.

“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”
Buddha

135.

“Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.”
Buddha

136.

“Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.”
Buddha

137.

“Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.”
Buddha

138.

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”
Buddha

139.

“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”
Buddha

140.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Buddha

141.

“Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.”
Buddha

142.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon… If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
Buddha

143.

“So too, friend, purification of virtue is for the sake of reaching purification of mind; purification of mind is for the sake of reaching purification of view; purification of view is for the sake of reaching purification by overcoming doubt; purification by overcoming doubt is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision of what is the path and what is not the path; purification by knowledge and vision of what is the path and what is not the path is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision of the way; purification by knowledge and vision of the way is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision; purification by knowledge and vision is for the sake of reaching final Nibbana [Nirvana] without clinging. It is for the sake of final Nibbana without clinging that the holy life is lived under the Blessed One.”
Buddha

144.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
Buddha

145.

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
Buddha

146.

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
Buddha

147.

“Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit; even tiny drops of water, in the end, will fill a huge vessel. Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain.”
Buddha

148.

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.”
Buddha

149.

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
Buddha

150.

“You only lose what you cling to.”
Buddha

151.

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
Buddha

152.

“Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.”
Buddha

153.

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
Buddha

154.

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”
Buddha

155.

“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”
Buddha

156.

“Those which arise dependently are free of inherent existence.”
Buddha

157.

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”
Buddha

158.

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
Buddha

159.

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”
Buddha

160.

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.”
Buddha

161.

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”
Buddha

162.

“The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.”
Buddha

163.

“With our thoughts we make the world.”
Buddha

164.

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”
Buddha

165.

“More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.”
Buddha

166.

“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”
Buddha

167.

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”
Buddha

168.

“True love is born from understanding.”
Buddha

169.

“Yes, Kālāmas, it is proper that you have doubt, that you have perplexity, for a doubt has arisen in a matter which is doubtful. Now, look you Kālāmas, do not be led by reports, or traditions, or hearsay. Be not led by the authority of religious texts, not by the delight in speculative opinions, nor by seeming possibilities, nor by the idea: ‘this is our teacher’. But, O Kalamas, when you know for yourself that certain things are unwholesome, and wrong, and bad, then give them up… And when you know for yourself that certain things are wholesome and good, then accept them and follow them.”
Buddha

170.

“The tongue [is]like a sharp knife… [It] kills without drawing blood.”
Buddha

171.

“Though one should live a hundred years without wisdom and control, yet better, indeed, is a single day’s life of one who is wise and meditative.”
Buddha

172.

“Nothing is forever except change.”
Buddha

173.

“Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”
Buddha

174.

“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.”
Buddha

175.

“If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”
Buddha

176.

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
Buddha

178.

“It is better to travel, than to arrive.”
Buddha

179.

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
Buddha

180.

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”
Buddha

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Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow.

At the age of 35, Gautama left the palace walls where he had grown up and ventured into the real world to walk his own spiritual path. Sitting under a Bodhi tree until he became enlightened, ‘Buddha’ attracted a following and dedicated the rest of his life teaching the path of enlightenment and awakening to them.

Buddhism is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Buddha quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings.

Here are 70 of The Best and Highly Shared Buddha Quotes to enlighten your mind and soul.

 

The Top 70 Buddhist Quotes:

1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

2. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

4. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha

5. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

6. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

7. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

8. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

9. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha

10. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

11. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Buddha

12. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

13. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

14. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

15. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

16. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

17. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

19. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha

20. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

 

 

21. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

22. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.” – Buddha

23. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

24. “You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

25. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

26. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

27. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

28. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha

29. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha

30. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

31. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” – Buddha

32. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha

33. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

34. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

35. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Buddha

36. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

37. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” – Buddha

38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

39. “True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha

40. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

 

 

41. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

42. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

43. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

44. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

45. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.” – Buddha

46. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha

47. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha

48. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha

49. “Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

50. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha

51. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

52. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

53. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” – Buddha

54. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha

55. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha

56. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

57. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

58. “The darkest night is ignorance” – Buddha

59. “I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha

60. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha

61. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha

62. “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.” – Buddha

63. “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” – Buddha

64. “It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults.” – Buddha

65. “If you don’t tend to one another, who then will tend to you?” – Buddha

66. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” –Buddha

67. “That deed is not well done, if one has to repent for having done it, and if, with a tearful face, one has to weep as a result of that deed.” – Buddha

68. “Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”- Buddha

69. “Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”- Buddha

70. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world…” – Buddha

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