100+ Buddha Quotes

Gautam Buddha
Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha, the religious leader, cannot be described in words. He was a spiritual teacher. a meditator and a philosopher. He founded the Buddhism religion in the world. He was born in Lumbini, Nepal and his full name was Siddhartha Gautama. His sayings encapsulates an ocean of wisdom. Here is a collection of some of the best Gautam Buddha Quotes.

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Quote # 1] Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Quote # 2] The Way is not in the sky. The Way is in the heart.
Quote # 3] Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Quote # 4] Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Quote # 5] You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind.
Quote # 6] Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Quote # 7] Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well-spoken words, this is good luck.
Buddha Quote # 8] Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Buddha Quote # 9] All know the Way, but few actually walk it.
Buddha Quote # 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.
Quote # 11] He is able who thinks he is able.
Quote # 12] Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
Quote # 13] It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Buddha Quote # 14] No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Quote # 15] Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
Quote # 16] Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha Quote # 17] Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Quote # 18] Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
Buddha Quote # 19] To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
Quote # 20] If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle first with yourself.


Gautam Buddha Sayings
Gautam Buddha Sayings

Gautam Buddha Quotes – A jug fills drop by drop.


Buddha Quote # 21] All that we are is the result of what w have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Buddha Quote # 22] A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
Quote # 23] Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Quote # 24] On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.
Quote # 25] There is nothing so disobedient, as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient, as a disciplined mind.
Quote # 26] 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 Quote # 27] There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Quote # 28] You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
Quote # 29] Suppose an enemy has hurt you in his own domain, why should you annoy yourself and hurt your mind in your own domain?
Quote # 30] Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much. Not even your father or your mother.
Buddha Quote # 31] An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
Quote # 32] The greatest prayer is patience.
Quote # 33] Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Quote # 34] A jug fills drop by drop.
Quote # 35] We are what we think. With our thoughts, we make our world.
Quote # 36] Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Quote # 37] To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Quote # 38] Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Buddha Quote # 39] What we think, we become.
Buddha Quote # 40] If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.


Gautam Buddha Saying
Gautam Buddha Saying

Gautam Buddha Quotes – Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

Quote # 41] Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Quote # 42] Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Quote # 43] Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.
Quote # 44] Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
Quote # 45] 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 Quote # 46] Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
Buddha Quote # 47] To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
Quote # 48] Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Quote # 49] Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Quote # 50] I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

Gautam Buddha Quotes – Nothing is permanent.

Buddha Quote # 51] 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.
Gautam Buddha Quote # 52] 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.
Quote # 53] You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.

Gautam Buddha Quote # 54] However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them.
Quote # 55] We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
Buddha Quote # 56] Nothing is permanent.
Gautam Buddha Quote # 57] 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.
Quote # 58] Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Quote # 59] Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Quote # 60] When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere.

Gautam Buddha Quotes – To forgive others is to be good to yourself.

Buddha Quote # 61] You only lose what you cling to.
Quote # 62] Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha Quote # 63] There is pleasure, and there is bliss. Forgo the first to possess the second.
Buddha Quote # 64] Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Quote # 65] Be a lamp unto yourself.
Buddha Quote # 66] Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.
Buddha Quote # 67] To forgive others is to be good to yourself.
Quote # 68] The conquest of oneself is better than the conquest of all others.
Quote # 69] One thought leads to heaven, one thought leads to hell.
Quote # 70] Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Buddha Quotes – Be a lamp unto yourself.

Quote # 71] Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Quote # 72] 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.
Gautam Buddha Quote # 73] The tongue like a sharp knife kills without drawing blood.
Buddha Quote # 74] An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Quote # 75] Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Buddha Quote # 76] The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.
Buddha Quote # 77] 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 an earnestly.
Quote # 78] Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
Gautam Buddha Quote # 79] 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.
Quote # 80] Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Buddha Quotes – If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.

Quote # 81] He is able who thinks he is able.
Quote # 82] There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Quote # 83] If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.
Quote # 84] 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 Quote # 85] It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours.
Quote # 86] Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Buddha Quote # 87] The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.
Quote # 88] Be a lamp unto yourself.
Quote # 89] When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Buddha Quote # 90]. Easy to do are things that are bad and harmful to oneself. But exceedingly difficult to do are things that are good and beneficial.

Buddha Quotes –You only lose what you cling to.

Buddha Quote # 91] Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Buddha Quote # 92] You are the source of all purity and impurity. No one purifies another.
Quote # 93] There is no fire like passion. No crime like hatred. No sorrow like separation. No sickness like hunger, and no joy like the joy of freedom.
Buddha Quote # 94] He is able who thinks he is able.
Quote # 95] It is better to do nothing, than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.
Buddha Quote # 96] Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much. Not even your father or your mother.
Quote # 97] How easy it is to see your brother’s faults. How hard it is to face your own.
Quote # 98] You only lose what you cling to.
Buddha Quote # 99] One is not low because of birth nor does birth make one holy. Deeds alone make one low, deeds alone make one holy.

Buddha Quotes – How easy it is to see your brother’s faults. How hard it is to face your own.

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