Buddha Quotes

A philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in ancient India.

The wind cannot shake a mountain. Neither praise nor blame moves the wise man.
– Buddha

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

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

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
– Buddha

Indeed, the sage who’s fully quenched rests at ease in every way; no sense desire adheres to him whose fires have cooled, deprived of fuel. All attachments have been severed, the heart’s been led away from pain; tranquil, he rests with utmost ease. The mind has found its way to peace.
– Buddha

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.
– Buddha

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.
– Buddha

Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
– Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
– Buddha

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

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
– Buddha

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.
– Buddha

Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.
– Buddha

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

No true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance- the feeling that we have enough to share.
– Buddha

With gentleness, overcome anger. With generosity, overcome meanness. With truth. overcome delusion.
– The Buddha

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

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

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
– Buddha

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
– Buddha

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

The root of suffering is attachment.
– Buddha

Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
– Buddha

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

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

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

Conquer anger by love, evil by good; conquer the miser with liberality, and the liar with truth.
– Buddha

Doubt everything. Find your own light.
– Buddha

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
– Buddha

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

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

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
– Buddha

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

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

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

The mind is everything; what you think, you become.
– Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
– Buddha

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

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