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125 Buddha Quotes | Love | Life | Inspiration | Peace

Quotes by Gautam Buddha

1.Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.

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

3.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.

4.However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

5.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.

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

7.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.

8.Doubt everything. Find your own light.

9.Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.

10.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.

11.You only lose what you cling to.

12.If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

13.There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.

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

15.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.

16.Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

17.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.

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

19.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.

20.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.

21.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

29.Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

30.Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing 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.

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

32.As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.

33.Nothing is forever except change.

34.True love is born from understanding.

35.Purity or impurity depends on oneself,
No one can purify another.

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

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

38.With our thoughts we make the world.

39.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.

40.The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

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

42.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.

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

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

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.

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

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

48.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.

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

50.Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.

51.The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.

52.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.

53.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.

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

55.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

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

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

58.The greatest prayer is patience.

59.May all that have life be delivered from suffering

60.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.

61.To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.

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

63.The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.

64.If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

65.You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.

66.Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

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

68.Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.

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

70.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.

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

72.What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now.

73.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.

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

75.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.

76.He is able who thinks he is able.

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

78.If a traveller 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.

79.People with opinions just go around bothering one another.

80.In separateness lies the world's greatest misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.

81.Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.

82.Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.

83.There are no chains like hate...dwelling on your brother's faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.

84.life is a river always flowing. do not hold onto things. work hard.

85.Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.

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

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

88.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.

89.There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

90.There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.

91.It is better to travel, than to arrive.

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

93.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.

94.Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.

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

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

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

98.Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.

99.‎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.

100.Be greatly aware of the present.

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

102.Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.

103.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.

104.All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.

105.How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.

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

107.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.

108.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.

109.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 axe-man who destroys it.

110.The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.

111.The mind is everything. What you think, you become.

112.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.

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

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

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

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

117.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.

118.The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be Pure.

119.When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.

120.Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.

121.The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.

122.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.

123.Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.

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

125.Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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