There is no doubt that the Buddha was a wise man. His quotes are still relevant today and can provide us with guidance and wisdom in our lives. Here are some of the most popular Buddha quotes that can help you on your journey through life:

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth.” – Buddha

 “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” – Buddha

 “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” – Buddha

“Faith and prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible.” – Buddha

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”– Buddha

 “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

 “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” – Buddha

 “Be truthful; do not yield to anger. Give freely, even if you have but little. The gods will bless you.” – Buddha

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

 “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

 “It seems that although we thought ourselves permanent, we are not. Although we thought ourselves settled, we are not. Although we thought we would last forever, we will not.” – 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

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” – Buddha

 “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.” – Buddha

 “As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.” – Buddha

“Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.” – Buddha

 “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.” – Buddha

 “The root of suffering is attachment.” – Buddha

 “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” – Buddha

“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?” – Buddha

“Live with no sense of ‘mine,’ not forming attachment to experiences.” – Buddha

“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.” – Buddha

 “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.” – Buddha

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.” – Buddha

“Nothing is forever except change.” – Buddha

“The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.” – Buddha

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Buddha

“Meditate. Do not delay, lest you later regret it.” – Buddha

“Life is so very hard. How can we be anything but kind?” – Buddha

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

“I am the miracle.” – Buddha

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.” – Buddha

“The tongue like a sharp knife. It kills without drawing blood.” – Buddha

“Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.” – Buddha

“Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well-spoken words: this is good luck.” – Buddha

“Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.” – Buddha

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” – Buddha

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

“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

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

“Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?” – Buddha

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.” – Buddha

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

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

“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.” – Buddha

“True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha

“Give, even if you only have a little.” – Buddha

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

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” – Buddha

“The root of suffering is attachment.” – Buddha

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

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” – Buddha

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

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha

“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.” – Buddha

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. ” – Buddha

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” – Buddha

“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.” – Buddha

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha

“There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering.” – Buddha

“A kind man who makes good use of wealth is rightly said to possess a great treasure but the miser who hoards up his riches will have no profit.” – Buddha

 “Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck.” – Buddha

“Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck.” – Buddha

 “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” – Buddha

 “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha

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

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

 “Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.” – Buddha

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

 “The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it” – Buddha

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Buddha

 “Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are.” –  Buddha

“Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.” – Buddha

 “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Buddha

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

 “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

 “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” – Buddha

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

 “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – Buddha

 “Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha

“Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” – Buddha

 “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

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

“To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” – Buddha

 “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” – Buddha

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

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” – Buddha

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

“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

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

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

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

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

 

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