Buddha quotes for Life, Mind, Health, and Motivation

Siddhartha Gautam, also known as Buddha ‘The enlightened (or awakened) one’ was the spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism. Gautam was born in the royal family of Lumbini (Nepal) in the fifth century BC. We have excerpted Gautama Buddha’s quotes from his sermons and teachings. A collection of Gautam Buddha quotes and sayings on life, karma, happiness, death, religion, forgiveness, meditation, peace, mind, truth, spirituality, love, wisdom, and more.  Buddha was a teacher and prince who shares his enlightened experience with the world.

“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.”

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

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”

“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 quotes

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

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

Buddha quotes

“True love is born from understanding.”

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

“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”

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

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

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”

“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”

Buddha quotes

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

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”

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

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

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“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”

“The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.”

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

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