Buddha Quotes and Sayings

Gautama Buddha was an Indian prince born in the mid 400 BCs. He left his Palace, and family to live the life of a Hermit in the Jungles and attain Nirvana, which he did. Millions of people follow Buddhism today, and we can relate Peace with Buddhism which is rare for a religion. Dalai Lama is one of the most famous Buddhist today.

Here are some Inspirational Quotes from the teachings of Buddha:

“What we think, we become.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“However many holy words you read,However many you speak,What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them.”

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

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

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

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

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

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.”

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

“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.”

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

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.”

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

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

“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.”

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

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

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

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