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Buddha Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness That Will Enlighten You


Buddha called as an Awakened one. Believed that Gautama Buddha set out the long way to find freedom of pain, distress, or hardship and educate it to overcome from this is called as Awakens or Buddha. A boy Siddhartha who has awakened himself and became Gautama Buddha. He decided that he will teach the world by his great thought and today 535 million+ people around the globe are following his thought. Read below approx. top Gautama Buddha Quotes which will describe and solve the different aspect of life. Maybe it will give the meaning of life and help you to be in light yourselfof good things toward life journey.

Here are The Best Gautama Buddha Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness That Will Give Us True Lessons for Life.

Gautama Buddha Quotes

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

“If you find someone with Wisdom, good judgment, and good actions; make him a companion.” 

— Buddha

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending.. Make peace with that and all will be well.”

— Buddha

“To be a mother is sweet, and a father. It is sweet to live arduously and to master yourself.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.” 

— Buddha Quotes

“There is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present and yields pleasure in the future.”

— Buddha

“He has the most who is most content with the least.”— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” — Buddha

“By this path the past, present and future Bodhisattvas have been saved, are being saved, and will be saved.” 

— Buddha

“Everyday is a new day! “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”— Buddha

“Satisfied covering the body with robes and feeding the belly with morsels I went with all my belongings wherever I went.” 

— Buddha

“There are these five clinging-aggregates: form, feeling, perception, impulses, and consciousness.”

 — Buddha

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

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

— Buddha

“The five skandhas are the holding mass of matter, feelings, perceptions, impulses and the holding mass of consciousness.”

— Buddha

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.”

— Buddha

“The Buddha dissuades beings from the notion of a self, and then through emptiness liberates them from samsara.” 

— Buddha

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”— Buddha

“You are like the yellow leaf. The messengers of death are at hand. You are to travel far away. What will you take with you?”

— Buddha

“Though you may read many sutras and speak about them to others, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?” 

— Buddha

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

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

— Buddha

“You can surely not assume that the real essence of form has actually been apprehended.”

— Buddha

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

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

— Buddha

“It is in the nature of things that a dispassionate person realizes the knowledge and vision of release.”

— Buddha

“Give, even if you only have a little.”— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“Follow the awakened and from among the blind the light of your wisdom will shine out, purely.”

— Buddha

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

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

“It is in the nature of things that a person whose mind is concentrated knows and sees things as they actually are.”

— Buddha

“Without faith there is no approaching; therefore faith is of much help for approaching the Dharma.” 

— Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Happiness

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

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”— Buddha

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”— Buddha

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

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly

.”— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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

“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

“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

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

— Buddha

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

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

— Buddha

Buddha Quotes on Love

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

“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

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

Love yourselfand watch today, tomorrow … always. First, establish yourself in the way, then teach — and so defeat sorrow.” — Buddha

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

“The world always finds a way to praise and a way to blame. It always has and it always will.”

— Buddha

“The bodhisattva, having stood in the perfection of meditation, does not apprehend form or any of the other skandhas.” 

— Buddha

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

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” 

— Buddha

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”— Buddha

“If you have a person, you have something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“Don’t blindly believe what others say. See for yourself what brings contentment, clarity & peace. That is the path for you to follow.”

— Buddha

“The thought does not occur to a monk that ‘I am about to attain the cessation of perception and feeling.”— Buddha

“There is the taking on of a practice that is painful in the present but yields pleasure in the future.”

— Buddha

“Go beyond this way or that way, to the farthest shore where the world dissolves and everything becomes clear.” 

— Buddha

“Believe, meditate, see. Be harmless. Be blameless. Awake to the Dharma and from all sorrow free yourself.” — Buddha

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

— Buddha

“With the purified divine eye, surpassing that of men, a Buddha sees beings as they pass hence or come to be.” 

— Buddha

“The mind released through wisdom here and now; knowing and realizing, one with the destruction of desires is a recluse.”— Buddha

“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

“If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress

.”— Buddha

“Everything arises and passes away. When you see this, you are above sorrow. This is the shining way.”— Buddha

“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

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

— Buddha

“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.”

― Gautama Buddha

“To keep the body in good health. is a duty.” 

— Buddha Quotes

“Go beyond likes and dislikes, passion and desire, sensuousness and lust, grief and fear, free yourself from attachment.”

— Gautama Buddha

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”— Gautama Buddha

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

— Gautama Buddha

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, a loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom

.”— Gautama Buddha

“It is better to do nothing than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.”— Buddha

“As dust thrown against the wind, mischief is blown back in the face of the fool who wrongs the pure and harmless.”

— Buddha

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, 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

“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

Final Words:-

Gautam Buddha is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Buddha Quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings. You have read about beautiful Quotes of Gautam Buddha. Now the time has come to improve our lives so seriously I am asking you how do feel now please write in the comment area and also tell us which Buddha Quotes Images  you like the most.

 

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100+ Clever Buddha Quotes Really Worth To Read

wise words from buddha

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”
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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.”
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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.”
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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
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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.”
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“When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.”
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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.”
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“Analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless.”
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19.

“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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23.

“For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.”
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24.

“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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27.

“Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.”
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28.

“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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32.

“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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33.

“He is able who thinks he is able.”
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34.

“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

35.

“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.”
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36.

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
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37.

“Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.”
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38.

“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
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39.

“Contentment is the greatest wealth.”
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40.

“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.”
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41.

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
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42.

“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

43.

“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”
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44.

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”
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45.

“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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46.

“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.”
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47.

“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
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48.

“Be greatly aware of the present.”
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49.

“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.”
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50.

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
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51.

“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.”
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52.

“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.”
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53.

“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
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54.

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”
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55.

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
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56.

“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.”
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57.

“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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60.

“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.”
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61.

“To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.”
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62.

“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
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63.

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
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64.

“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.”
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65.

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
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66.

“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.”
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67.

“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”
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68.

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”
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69.

“The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.”
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70.

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
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71.

“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.”
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72.

“Meditate, Ānanda, do not delay, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.”
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73.

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
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74.

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”
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75.

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become”
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76.

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
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77.

“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.”
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78.

“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.”
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79.

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
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80.

“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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81.

“The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next”
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82.

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”
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83.

“All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.”
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84.

“Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out.”
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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.”
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86.

“Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe”
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87.

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”
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88.

“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.”
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89.

“The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure.”
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“Attachment leads to suffering.”
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91.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”
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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.”
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93.

“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”
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“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”
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“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”
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“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.”
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“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”
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98.

“The darkest night is ignorance.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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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.”
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102.

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
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103.

“Your actions are your only belongings.”
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104.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
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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.”
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106.

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”
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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.”
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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.”
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“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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I hope you enjoyed this collection of Buddha quotes.

Stay victorious!

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150 Buddha Quotes That Will Make You Wiser (Fast)

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The principles of the Buddha are ones we can all live by, regardless of our beliefs.

The Buddha teaches us enlightenment, peace, to be at one with ourselves and happiness.

I’ve combined a list of 42 Buddha quotes on peace, life and happiness. Take a look below and let us know your favorite quotes in the comment section.

 

42 Buddha Quotes on Peace, Life & Happiness

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

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

3. “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

4. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – 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. “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” – Buddha

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

8. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” – Buddha

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

 

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

 

11. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.” – Buddha

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

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

14. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

15. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.” – Buddha

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

17. “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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

23. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

30. “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

31. “With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.” – Buddha

32. “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

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

34. “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

35. “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” – Buddha

36. “Give, even if you only have a little.” – Buddha

37. “Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.” – Buddha

38. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.” – Buddha

39. “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.” – Buddha

40. “One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.” – Buddha

41. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.” – Buddha

42. “The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.” – Buddha

 

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Buddha Quotes and Sayings

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If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.

I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out his top 100.

And you can filter through the list below to find the topics that most interest you.

But first, a brief introduction about the great man named Gautama Buddha.

Who Was Gautama Buddha?

Buddha was a spiritual teacher who lived in India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BC.

His philosophy ended up creating the religion Buddhism, and tends to counter much of what we’re taught in the West.

After many years spent in deep meditation, he realized that attachment and desiring lead to unhappiness.

He believed that enlightenment, or “Nirvana“, was achieved when one’s mind is compassionate, free of attachment and focused on the present moment.

He spent his entire life teaching others how to free themselves from suffering and live a life of compassion, fearlessness and joy.

So without further ado, here are the most inspiring 50 quotes from Gautama Buddha:

On Living In The Present Moment

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

On Achieving Enlightenment 

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

“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.”

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

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”

“Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think.”

“The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.”

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

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

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

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On Love

“True love is born from understanding.”

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

“Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”

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

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”

On Your Mind

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

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

“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 speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”

On Anger

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

“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.”

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

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

On Compassion

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

“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.”

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

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgement but rain your kindness equally on all.”

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

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

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”

“Give, even if you only have a little.”

“Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind?”

“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving kindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”

On Your Words

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

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

“The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.”

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

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

“Like a fine flower, beautiful to look at but without scent, fine words are fruitless in a man who does not act in accordance with them.”

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

On Doubt

“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.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

On Your Ideas

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

“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.”

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

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”

“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.”

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

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On Suffering

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

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

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

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On Your Self

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

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

“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.”

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

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

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

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

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

“Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.”

“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

“You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.”

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

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

“I am the miracle.”

On Gratitude

“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.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

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On Fear

“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

On Meditation

“Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

On Death

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

“Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”

“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.”

On Happiness

“One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.”

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

“A man asked Gautama Buddha, ‘I want happiness.’ Buddha said, ‘First remove I, that’s Ego, then remove want, that’s Desire. See now you are left with only Happiness.’ ”

“To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.”

On Changing the World

“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”

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On Friends and Relationships

“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.”

“Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”

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

On Being Noble

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

“Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.”

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