Gautama Buddha (also known as Buddha Shakyamuni or the Buddha) was a Śramaṇa who lived in ancient India.
He is honored as a savior by most Buddhist schools and is considered the founder of the universal religion of Buddhism.
We’ve put up a selection of the finest Buddha quotes to help you live your best life.
Buddha Quotes on Love, Life, Wisdom, Peace, Happiness, and Meditation
1. “The greatest prayer is patience.” ~ (Buddha).
2. “Attachment leads to suffering.” ~ (Buddha).
3. “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).
4. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
6. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ (Buddha).
7. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” ~ (Buddha).
8. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” ~ (Buddha).
9. “Mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ~ (Buddha).
12. “But when one masters this wretched desire, which is so hard to overcome, then one’s sorrows just drop off, like a drop of water off a lotus.” ~ (Buddha).
13. “Overcoming yourself is better than overcoming a million enemies in battle.” ~ (Buddha).
14. “Our good and bad deeds follow us almost like a shadow.” ~ (Buddha).
18. “Remember that the only constant in life is change.” ~ (Buddha).
19. “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).
20. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ (Buddha).
23. “A man asked Lord Buddha “I want happiness.” Lord Buddha said – first remove “I” that’s ego. Then remove “Want” that’s desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness”.” ~ (Buddha).
24. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
25. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” ~ (Buddha).
28. “When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.” ~ (Buddha).
29. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” ~ (Buddha).
30. “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” ~ (Buddha).
31. “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.” ~ (Buddha).
32. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”~ (Buddha).
33. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ~ (Buddha).
34. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~ (Buddha).
35. “All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.” ~ (Buddha).
36. “Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.” ~ (Buddha).
37. “Make of yourself a light.” ~ (Buddha).
38. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” ~ (Buddha).
39. “The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.” ~ (Buddha).
44. “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).
45. “Craving and desire are the cause of all unhappiness. Everything sooner or later must change, so do not become attached to anything. Instead devote…” ~ (Buddha).
46. “A jug fills drop by drop.” ~ (Buddha).
52. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ (Buddha).
53. “Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful.” ~ (Buddha).
54. “Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” ~ (Buddha).
55. “If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.” ~ (Buddha).
56. “The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable.” ~ (Buddha).
57. “Happiness is a journey not a destination, work like you don’t need money, love like you never been hurt, and dance like no ones looking.” ~ (Buddha).
58. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.” ~ (Buddha).
59. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.” ~ (Buddha).
68. “With our thoughts we make the world.” ~ (Buddha).
69. “If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.” ~ (Buddha).
70. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” ~ (Buddha).
71. “Suffering is temporary, enlightenment is forever.” ~ (Buddha).
72. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” ~ (Buddha).
73. “Mindfulness of the body leads to nirvana.” ~ (Buddha).
74. “Our life is a creation of our mind.” ~ (Buddha).
82. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” ~ (Buddha).
83. “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” ~ (Buddha).
84. “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.” ~ (Buddha).
85. “Do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgments about others.” ~ (Buddha).
92. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ~ (Buddha).
93. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” ~ (Buddha).
94. “The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts. Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ (Buddha).
99. “If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.” ~ (Buddha).
100. “The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation.” ~ (Buddha).
101. “If you find someone with wisdom, good judgment, and good actions; make him a companion.” ~ (Buddha).
102. “It is better to travel well then arrive.” ~ (Buddha).
103. “It is better to do nothing Than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.” ~ (Buddha).
104. “Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.” ~ (Buddha).
111. “Wear your ego like a loose-fitting garment.” ~ (Buddha).
112. “Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.” ~ (Buddha).
113. “As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.” ~ (Buddha).
114. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ (Buddha).
115. “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.” ~ (Buddha).
116. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
122. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” ~ (Buddha).
123. “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).
124. “Live like a mighty river.” ~ (Buddha).
125. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” ~ (Buddha).
126. “Sit Rest Work. Alone with yourself, Never weary. On the edge of the forest Live joyfully, Without desire.” ~ (Buddha).
134. “Pain is the outcome of sin.” ~ (Buddha).
135. “There is a way to be purified, to overcome sorrows and grief, to release suffering, to secure the right path to realize nirvana. This is to be mindful.” ~ (Buddha).
136. “Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.” ~ (Buddha).
137. “Through effort you will cross any raging flood, through energy you will pass any sorrow.” ~ (Buddha).
138. “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” ~ (Buddha).
139. “Whoever has done harmful actions but later covers them up with good is like the moon which, freed from clouds, lights up the world.” ~ (Buddha).
144. “One moment can change a day, One day can change a life and One life can change the world.” ~ (Buddha).
145. “Turn away from mischief. Again and again, turn away. Before sorrow befalls you.” ~ (Buddha).
146. “Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise man, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. He leaves the dark way For the way of light.” ~ (Buddha).
147. “I manifested in a dreamlike way to dreamlike beings and gave a dreamlike Dharma, but in reality I never taught and never actually came.” ~ (Buddha).
148. “Our problems are not solved by physical force, by hatred, by warOur problems are solved by loving kindness by gentleness, by joy.” ~ (Buddha).
149. “For those who are ready the door to the deathless state is open. If you have ears give up the conditions that bind you and enter in.” ~ (Buddha).
150. “Thus all things are subject to death, sorrow and suffering. I became aware that I too was of the same nature, the nature of beginning and end. What if I searched for that which underlies all creation, that which is nirvana, the perfect freedom from unconditioned existence?” ~ (Buddha).
158. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.” ~ (Buddha).
159. “Live in Joy, In love, Even among those who hate. Live in joy, In health, Even among the afflicted. Live in joy, In peace, Even among the troubled. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of living in the way.” ~ (Buddha).
160. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ (Buddha).
161. “Sometimes it’s better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~ (Buddha).
162. “When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known.” ~ (Buddha).
163. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~ (Buddha).
170. “You are your own master, you make your own future. Therefore discipline yourself as a horse-dealer trains a thoroughbred.” ~ (Buddha).
171. “Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” ~ (Buddha).
172. “Life is a river always flowing. do not hold onto things. work hard.” ~ (Buddha).
173. “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~ (Buddha).
174. “Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.” ~ (Buddha).
182. “May everyone be happy and safe, and may their hearts be filled with joy.” ~ (Buddha).
183. “Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.” ~ (Buddha).
184. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If people speak or act with evil thoughts, pain follows them. If people speak or act with pure thoughts, happiness follows them, like a shadow that never leaves them.” ~ (Buddha).
185. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world – above, below, and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” ~ (Buddha).
186. “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” ~ (Buddha).
192. “Do not speak – unless it improves on silence.” ~ (Buddha).
193. “No matter what path you choose, really walk it.” ~ (Buddha).
194. “Believe nothing because it is written in books. Believe nothing because wise men say it is so. Believe nothing because it is religious doctrine. Believe it only because you yourself know it to be true.” ~ (Buddha).
195. “Love yourself and be awake- Today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way, Then teach others, And so defeat sorrow. To straighten the crooked You must first do a harder thing- Straighten yourself. You are your only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, And discover your master.” ~ (Buddha).
196. “This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.” ~ (Buddha).
197. “If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.” ~ (Buddha).
198. “Your suffering is my suffering and your happiness is my happiness.” ~ (Buddha).
199. “Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” ~ (Buddha).
200. “After enlightenment, the laundry.” ~ (Buddha).
201. “For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.” ~ (Buddha).
202. “All beings tremble before violence. All love life. All fear death. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?” ~ (Buddha).
203. “Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think.” ~ (Buddha).
204. “Develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Rest in a mind like vast sky.” ~ (Buddha).
205. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
206. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” ~ (Buddha).
213. “One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.” ~ (Buddha).
214. “The mind contains all possibilities.” ~ (Buddha).
215. “If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.” ~ (Buddha).
216. “When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” ~ (Buddha).
221. “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” ~ (Buddha).
222. “Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.” ~ (Buddha).
223. “Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion.” ~ (Buddha).
224. “One who is wise and disciplined, always kind and intelligent, humble and free from pride. One like this will be praised.” ~ (Buddha).
225. “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 No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ (Buddha).
226. “Teach you? I cannot teach you. Go; experience for yourself.” ~ (Buddha).
227. “When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one’s sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.” ~ (Buddha).
228. “Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world: As star at dawn, a bubble in a stream A flash of lightning in a summer cloud A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.” ~ (Buddha).
229. “A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.” ~ (Buddha).
230. “Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.” ~ (Buddha).
231. “Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with an impure mind, you speak or act, then suffering follows you as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draft animal. If with a pure mind, you speak or act, then happiness follows you as a shadow that never departs.” ~ (Buddha).
232. “Never tell a lie. Anyone who can tell you the slightest of lies is also capable of any evil.” ~ (Buddha).
237. “Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.” ~ (Buddha).
238. “This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging.” ~ (Buddha).
239. “Victory breeds hatred; the defeated live in pain. The peaceful live happily, giving up victory and defeat.” ~ (Buddha).
240. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.” ~ (Buddha).
245. “Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~ (Buddha).
246. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
247. “Conquer the angry man by love.” ~ (Buddha).
248. “Love yourself and watch – Today, tomorrow, always. To straighten the crooked You must first do a harder thing – Straighten yourself.” ~ (Buddha).
253. “Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.” ~ (Buddha).
254. “If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present.” ~ (Buddha).
255. “If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.” ~ (Buddha).
256. “When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.” ~ (Buddha).
257. “Overcome your uncertainties and free yourself from dwelling on sorrow. When you delight in existence, you will awaken, and become a guide to those in need, revealing the path to many.” ~ (Buddha).
262. “Be greatly aware of the present.” ~ (Buddha).
263. “How does one practice mindfulness? Sit in meditation. Be aware of only your breath.” ~ (Buddha).
264. “I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.” ~ (Buddha).
265. “Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.” ~ (Buddha).
266. “Know well what holds you back, and what moves you forward.” ~ (Buddha).
267. “Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out.” ~ (Buddha).
268. “Be the witness of your thoughts.” ~ (Buddha).
273. “As a single drop of water fills a bucket, so do small deeds of evil; as a single drop of water fills a bucket, so do small deeds of good.” ~ (Buddha).
274. “Conquer anger by love, evil by good; Conquer the miser with liberality, and the liar with truth.” ~ (Buddha).
275. “But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.” ~ (Buddha).
276. “Wisdom makes light the darkness of ignorance.” ~ (Buddha).
277. “We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience.” ~ (Buddha).
278. “Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.” ~ (Buddha).
279. “An unreflective mind is a poor roof. Passion, like the rain, floods the house. But if the roof is strong, there is shelter. Whoever follows impure thoughts Suffers in this world and the next. In both worlds he suffers And how greatly.” ~ (Buddha).
284. “And so, with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings.” ~ (Buddha).
285. “How deeply did you learn to let go?” ~ (Buddha).
286. “Live joyfully, without desire.” ~ (Buddha).
287. “The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.” ~ (Buddha).
288. “Seeker, empty the boat, lighten the load, be free of craving and judgment and hatred, and feel the joy of the way.” ~ (Buddha).
289. “When one feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, he will not do.” ~ (Buddha).
296. “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).
297. “To meditate is to listen with a receptive heart.” ~ (Buddha).
298. “The wise have mastered body, word, and mind. They are the true masters.” ~ (Buddha).
299. “All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.” ~ (Buddha).
300. “Harm no other beings. They are just your brothers and sisters.” ~ (Buddha).
306. “Better is to speak unpleasant truth than to tell lies.” ~ (Buddha).
307. “As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” ~ (Buddha).
308. “This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.” ~ (Buddha).
315. “Master your words. Master your thoughts. Never allow your body to do harm. Follow these three roads with purity And you will find yourself upon the one way, The way of wisdom.” ~ (Buddha).
316. “Don’t indulge in careless behavior. Don’t be the friend of sensual pleasures. He who meditates attentively attains abundant joy.” ~ (Buddha).
317. “If we destroy something around us we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.” ~ (Buddha).
318. “If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life but your heart that brings blessings.” ~ (Buddha).
319. “Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.” ~ (Buddha).
320. “Happiness never decreased by being shared.” ~ (Buddha).
321. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” ~ (Buddha).
322. “Not even death can wipe out our good deeds.” ~ (Buddha).
323. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” ~ (Buddha).
324. “The less you have, the less you have to worry about.” ~ (Buddha).
325. “Be your own lamps. Be your own shelters. Hang on to the truth as a lamp. Hang on to the truth as a refuge.” ~ (Buddha).
326. “Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others.” ~ (Buddha).
327. “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way drag yourself out of your sloth.” ~ (Buddha).
328. “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.” ~ (Buddha).
329. “Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.” ~ (Buddha).
330. “When we free ourselves of desire, we will know serenity and freedom.” ~ (Buddha).
331. “The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.” ~ (Buddha).
338. “If one man kills a hundred men, and another man masters himself, the second man is the much greater warrior.” ~ (Buddha).
339. “Though he should conquer a thousand men in the battlefield a thousand times, yet he, indeed, who would conquer himself is the noblest victor.” ~ (Buddha).
340. “Few are those among men who have crossed over to the other shore, while the rest of mankind runs along the bank. However, those who follow the principles of the well-taught Truth will cross over to the other shore, out of the dominion of Death, hard though it is to escape.” ~ (Buddha).
341. “Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit; even tiny drops of water in the end will fill a huge vessel. Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain.” ~ (Buddha).
342. “Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.” ~ (Buddha).
348. “How wonderful, how miraculous, all beings, but all beings, are fully endowed with the wisdom and power of the Tathagat. But, sadly, human beings, due to sticky attachments, are not aware of it.” ~ (Buddha).
349. “If you don’t see God in the next person you meet, look no further.” ~ (Buddha).
350. “I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa.” ~ (Buddha).
354. “The good renounce everything. The pure don’t babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper.” ~ (Buddha).
355. “One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.” ~ (Buddha).
356. “Hate is only conquered by love.” ~ (Buddha).
357. “To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.” ~ (Buddha).
364. “As you travel through life, offer good wishes to each being you meet.” ~ (Buddha).
365. “Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do.” ~ (Buddha).
366. “One is not low because of birth nor does birth make one holy. Deeds alone make one low, deeds alone make one holy.” ~ (Buddha).
367. “Wherever there is light, there is shadow; wherever there is length, there is shortness; wherever there is white, there is black. Just like these, as the self-nature of things can not exist alone, they are called non-substantial.” ~ (Buddha).
368. “Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourself. Heed fast to the truth as a lamp.” ~ (Buddha).
369. “Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.” ~ (Buddha).
370. “As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its color or fragrance, so let the sage dwell on earth.” ~ (Buddha).
378. “I will purify my bodily actions through repeated reflection. I will purify my verbal actions through repeated reflection. I will purify my mental actions through repeated reflection. That’s how you should train yourself.” ~ (Buddha).
379. “If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” ~ (Buddha).
380. “In protecting oneself, others are protected; In protecting others, oneself is protected.” ~ (Buddha).
381. “Beings are owners of their actions, heirs of their actions; they originate from their actions, are bound to their actions, have their actions as their refuge. It is action that distinguishes beings as inferior and superior.” ~ (Buddha).
382. “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).
383. “To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” ~ (Buddha).
384. “Let us live most happily, free from hatred in the midst of the hateful; Let us remain free from hatred in the midst of people who hate.” ~ (Buddha).
385. “Conquer a liar with truth.” ~ (Buddha).
386. “The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.” ~ (Buddha).
387. “If the traveler can find A virtuous and wise companion Let him go with him joyfully And overcome the dangers of the way. But if you cannot find Friend or master to go with you, Travel on alone.” ~ (Buddha).
391. “Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are.” ~ (Buddha).
392. “He who walks in the company of fools suffers much. Company with fools, as with an enemy, is always painful. Company with the wise is pleasure, like meeting with kinfolk.” ~ (Buddha).
393. “Joyful is the accumulation of good work.” ~ (Buddha).
394. “A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.” ~ (Buddha).
395. “O men! you can take life easily but, remember, none of you can give life! So, have mercy, have compassion! And, never forget, that compassion makes the world noble and beautiful.” ~ (Buddha).
402. “Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is pleasant.” ~ (Buddha).
403. “Seeking but not finding the house builder I traveled through life after life. How painful is repeated birth! House-builders, you have now been seen. You will not build the house again.” ~ (Buddha).
404. “Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it…” ~ (Buddha).
405. “Wonder of wonders! Intrinsically all living beings are Buddhas, endowed with wisdom and virtue, but because men’s minds have become inverted through delusive thinking they fail to perceive this.” ~ (Buddha).
409. “Abstain from all sinful, unwholesome actions, perform only pious wholesome ones, purify the mind; this is the teaching of enlightened ones.” ~ (Buddha).
410. “Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.” ~ (Buddha).
411. “Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.” ~ (Buddha).
412. “Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be ye a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp; hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves.” ~ (Buddha).
413. “Let no person think lightly of good, saying in his or her heart, “it will not benefit me.” As by the falling of rain drops a jar of water is filled, so the wise person becomes full of good, even though he or she collects it little by little.” ~ (Buddha).
414. “O seeker! Rely on nothing until you want nothing.” ~ (Buddha).
420. “Wakefulness is the way to life. The fool sleeps As if he were already dead, But the master is awake And he lives forever.” ~ (Buddha).
421. “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.” ~ (Buddha).
422. “Do not seek perfection in a changing world. Instead, perfect your love.” ~ (Buddha).
423. “If you can keep as silent as a broken gong, then you have attained, when you know no anger.” ~ (Buddha).
424. “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.” ~ (Buddha).
425. “As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.” ~ (Buddha).
426. “If there be one righteous person, the rain falls for his sake.” ~ (Buddha).
430. “I am always at the beginning.” ~ (Buddha).
431. “Let your mind become clear like a still forest pool.” ~ (Buddha).
432. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
433. “Better than chanting a thousand words in a dead language is one soothing word spoken in the vernacular.” ~ (Buddha).
434. “Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village.” ~ (Buddha).
440. “You are all the Buddha.” ~ (Buddha).
441. “Observe the life by cause and consequence. Explore the life by wisdom. Treat the life by equality. Complete the life by love.” ~ (Buddha).
442. “With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.” ~ (Buddha).
445. “To know and not to use is not yet to know!” ~ (Buddha).
446. “I teach about suffering and the way to end it.” ~ (Gautam Buddha).
450. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” ~ (Buddha).
451. “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.” ~ (Buddha).
I hope these Buddha quotations were motivating and inspiring for you.
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