Lord Buddha Quotes
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Some famous Lord Buddha Quotes:

  • All that we are is the result of what we 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.

  • All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

  • The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
  • 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.

  • Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  • Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

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

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

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Famous Lord Buddha Quotes


  • Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

  • Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

  • Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

Lord Buddha Quotes

  • In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

  • 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.

  • It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

  • 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.

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

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

  • There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
  • To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Lord Buddha Quotes

  • 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.

  • You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

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

  • 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.

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Lord Buddha Quotes


  • Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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

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

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

  • Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Lord Buddha Quotes

  • 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.

  • 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.

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More Famous and Enlightening Quotes

  • Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
    Lao-Tze (Enlightenment Quotes)

  • Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
    Lord Krishna (Meditation Quotes)

  • A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
    Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Quotes)

  • If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
    Mother Teresa (Mother Teresa Quotes)

  • When you allow God to speak through you and smile upon the earth through you (because you are an unconditional giver, a purposeful being) prosperity will be your reward.
    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (God Quotes)


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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Siddhartha Gautama
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563-483 B.C.


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