Buddha Quotes




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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Be kind to all creatures; this is the true religion.”

– 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 demon, heaven or hell.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Buddha was asked ‘What have you gained from meditation?’ He replied, ‘Nothing! However. Buddha said; let me tell you what I lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, Fear of old age and death.”

– Buddha

 

 

“All that we are is the result of all that we have thought.”

– Buddha

 

 

“In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet, some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.”

– Buddha

 

 

“No matter how hard the past you can always begin again.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“If I know I will die tomorrow, I can still learn something tonight.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The darkest night is ignorance.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming.”

– Buddha

 

 

“You only lose what you cling to.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“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

 

 

“You yourself must strive. The Buddha’s only point the way.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Be patient everything comes to you at the right moment.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– 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

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so, the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Neither fire nor the wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Time does not heal everything but acceptance will heal everything.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The price of freedom is simply choosing to be, liberation is in the mind.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Yet the teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. At the end of the day, a way is a freedom.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– 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

 

 

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“I don’t remember saying that.”

– Buddha

 

 

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“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

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Matter your senses. What you taste and smell, what you see what you hear. In all things be a master. Of what you do and say and think be free.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The mind is the source or happiness and unhappiness.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“To be free from suffering free yourself from attachments.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world above below and across unhindered without ill will without enmity.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.”

– Buddha

 

 

“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

 

 

“My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing, we are the same, we are one.”

– Buddha

 

 

“What we think, we become.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Another word for life is change. Two words for suffering are resisting change.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“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

 

 

“If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Just a candle cannot burn without fire; men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The fool who asks question is wiser than the wise man who does not answer them.”

– Buddha

 

 

“See the false as false, the true as true, look in your heart. Follow your nature.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Unity can only be manifested by the binary, unity itself and the ideas of unity are already two.”

– Buddha

 

 

“As water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the scene, the heard, or the sensed.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Be someone you want to be around.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Now I have found you, the creator. Your structure is dismantled. The mind has stopped creating. The delusion is destroyed.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Doubt everything, find your own light.”

– Buddha

 

 

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

– Buddha

 

 

“When a man knows the solitude of silence, and finds the joy of quietness, he becomes free from fear and finds the joy of the dharma.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The 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

 

 

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fare that falls on them unless they act.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Let none find fault with others. Let none see the omissions and commission of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”

– Buddha

 

 

“The wise man delights in the truth and follows the law of the awakened.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Do not overrate what you have received nor envy others he who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Speak well of others, not of their faults.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Can there be joy and laughter when always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness should you not seek a light.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Impermanent are all compounded things. When one perceives this with true insight, then one becomes detached from suffering; this is the path of purification.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Were there a mountain all made of gold, doubled that would not be enough to satisfy a single man: know this and live accordingly.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.”

– Buddha

 

 

“It is your mind that creates this world.”

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“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

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

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

– Buddha

 

 

“You are far from the end of your journey. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. See how you love.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Let go of anger. Let go of pride. When you are bound by nothing you go beyond sorrow.”

– Buddha

 

 

“Understand that the body is merely the foam of a wave, the shadow of a shadow.”

– Buddha

 

 

“A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.”

– Buddha

 

 

“If someone hates me but I still love them then I have understood and I have achieved true result from my practice.”

– Buddha

 

 

“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




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