Great Buddha Quotes

Last updated: July 8th, 2020

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.

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

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

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.

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

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

You only lose what you cling to.

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

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

The trouble is, you think you have time.

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

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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

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

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

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

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

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

To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.

One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond. 

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

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.

Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

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

You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

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

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

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.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

“If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.

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

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