Buddha Quotes to Awaken and Enlighten our conscience

Buddha Quotes

Buddha Quotes are the wise teachings of Gautam Buddha.

In this modern era, people are getting confused due to numerous demands of complex modern life and deviating from the path of ‘dharma’. Lord Buddha’s quotes and teachings are extremely important for mankind in this crucial period.

Here we will go through a selected set of quotes that can show us the right way.

Buddha Quotes with Images HD | Teachings of Lord Buddha about life

Selected Quotes of Buddha are listed in the following sections for your reference and inspiration.

Buddha Quotes About Thoughts, mind, and Beliefs

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

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


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.

# Buddha quotes to conquer yourself
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.

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# Buddha quotes on mindfulness & to be in the present
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


“If you take care of each moment, you will take care of all time.” — Buddha #Quotes

“Give up all hope for results and be in the moment.” — Buddha #Quotes
“That which is time, is timeless, is found now.” — Buddha #Quotes

“No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin today.” — Buddha #Quotes

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

Buddha Quotes about Health


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


Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.

Buddha Quotes about anger and use of words


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.

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


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


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

Buddha’s Quotes about action, service, and spirituality


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


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


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


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


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.

Buddha’s sayings about friendship and doubt


# Quotes about doubt and its negative aspects
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.

# Buddha quotes about evil friend
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 Quotes about Love


# Buddha quotes about love
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.“— Buddha #Quotes


“Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. Only here and now can we truly love.” — Buddha #Quotes
“Do not seek perfection in a changing world. Instead, perfect your love.” — Buddha #Quotes
“Joy and openness come from our own contented heart.” — Buddha #Quotes
“The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” – Buddha #quotes
“Weigh the true advantages of forgiveness and resentment to the heart. Then choose.” — Buddha #Quotes


He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.


A jug fills drop by drop.


It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Buddha quotes about peace


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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

#love peace quotes by Buddha
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

#Self Love quotes by Buddha
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

“There is the path of fear and the path of love. Which will you follow?” – Buddha #Quotes
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Quotes on Life by Buddha


“Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength.” — Buddha #Quotes
“In all circumstances, try to cultivate virtue.” — Buddha #Quotes
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“The greatest word in any language is nobility.” — Buddha #Quotes
“We do not possess our home, our children, or even our own body. They are only given to us for a short while to treat with care and respect.” — Buddha #Quotes
“For a man who understandeth thoroughly the teachings which he hath received, it is the same whether he meets with good fortune or with bad fortune.” — Buddha #Quotes #life
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“The trouble is that you think you have time.” — Buddha #Quotes
“Whatever we cultivate in time of ease, we gather as strength for time of change.” — Buddha #Quotes
“When you walk, just walk; when you eat, just eat.” — Buddha #Quotes

Buddha Quotes – inspirational and motivational life quotes

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with
compassion.” — “Begin each day with the idea of being able to generate
compassion and understanding the whole day through.” — Buddha

“As you travel through life, offer good wishes to each being you meet.” — Buddha

“One who is not happy with nothing, will not be happy with anything.” — “Learn to
let go. That is the key to happiness.” — “Simplicity brings more happiness than
complexity.” — “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and
go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.” —
Buddha

“Always have the support of a joyful mind in all situations.” — Buddha

“Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, ‘It will not come nigh me.’ By
the falling of waterdrops a pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even
if he gather it little by little.” — Buddha

“Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?” – Buddha

“Purity and impurity belong to oneself; no one can purify another.” — Buddha

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the
greatest relationship.” — Buddha

“Do not expect truth to prevail in all situations.” — “Foolish to think that truth is in
untruth, equally foolish that untruth is in truth — truth is always truth,
untruth always untruth.” — “If you can’t find the truth right where you are,
where else do you think you will find it?” Buddha

“In wisdom be a lamp, a light unto yourself.” — “We do not need more knowledge
but more wisdom. Wisdom comes from our own attention.” — “Even death is
not to be feared by he who has lived wisely.” — Buddha

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” — Buddha

“The mind contains all possibilities.” — Buddha

“If a man speaks or acts with pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.” — “All that we are is the result of what we have thought:
it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.” — “Our own
worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our unwise thoughts. No man can help
us as much as our own compassionate thoughts.” — Buddha

“Constantly maintain alertness of consciousness in walking, in sitting, in eating, and
in sleeping.” — Buddha

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it — even if I said it —
unless your own reason and your own common sense agree.” — Buddha

“Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.” — Buddha

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

“Take time everyday to sit quietly and listen.” — Buddha

“All great teachings have the single purpose of controlling the ego to create a better
world.” — “A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then
should he instruct others.” — Buddha

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that, and all
will be well.” — Buddha

“Although a cloth be washed a hundred time, how can it be rendered clean and pure
if it be washed in water which is dirty?” Buddha

“The greatest prayer is patience.” — Buddha

“Avoid these two extremes . . . which two? On the one hand, low, vulgar, ignoble,
and useless indulgence in passion and luxury; and on the other, painful, ignoble
and useless practice of self-torture and mortification. Take the Middle Path for it leads to insight and peace, wisdom and enlightenment, and to Nirvana.” —
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” — Buddha

“I taught you not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly.” — Buddha

“Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true.” —
Buddha

“Desire blinds us, like the pickpocket who sees only the saint’s pockets.” — “Not
getting what you desire and getting what you desire can both be
disappointing.” — Buddha

“Endure all difficulty.” — “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is
to the man who endures that the final victory comes.” — Buddha

“Be grateful to all men for the teachings they give, be it in understanding or in
tolerance.” — Buddha

“Do not expect thanks.” — “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot
today, 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

“Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment. But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.” —
Buddha

“Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world.” — Buddha

“The charitable man is loved by all; his friendship is prized highly; in death his heart is at rest and full of joy, for he suffers not from repentance; he receives the
opening flower of his reward and the fruit that ripens from it.” — Buddha

“The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us.” — “Giving brings
happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the
intention to be generous, we experience joy in the actual act of giving
something, and we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have
given.” — Buddha

“The smallest amount of merit dedicated to the good of others is more precious than
any amount of merit devoted to one’s own good.” — “Help men but don’t get in
the way of men being able to help themselves.” — Buddha

“Blessings come from care, troubles from carelessness.” — “If you do not care for
each other, who will care for you?” Buddha

“There is no joy like peace.” — “The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn
to make our own life peaceful.” — “Only by nonviolence is excellence
achieved.” — Buddha

“Learn to respond, not react.” — “Observe proper action at all times, even at the risk
of your own life.” — Buddha

“The smallest good deed done unselfishly is more precious than innumerable good deeds done selfishly.” — “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” — Buddha

“Do not draw attention to yourself as you perform good works.” — “Do not make someone else do the work that you should be doing.” — Buddha

“In business, reinvest a portion of all you make, keep a portion for your use, and save a portion for those in need.” — Buddha

“A man that cleaves to wealth had better cast it away than allow his heart to be poisoned by it; but a man who does not cleave to wealth, and possessing riches,
uses them rightly, will be a blessing unto his fellow humans.” — Buddha

“Do not work to make money for money’s sake.” — Buddha

“Do not be attached to the judgments of others, for your interpretation in the end will be the most important.” — Buddha

“At the bottom of things, most people want to be understood and appreciated.” —Buddha

“In a man’s family, respect and listening are the source of harmony.” — Buddha

“Seek friends who have beliefs and habits like thine own and in whom thou canst place thy trust.” — “If you have a friend sober, pure, and wise, let nothing hold
you back — find delight and instruction in his company.” — Buddha

“Holy is the forest. Holy is that place where the senses are at peace.” — Buddha

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry
about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment
wisely and earnestly.” — Buddha

“An upright posture and a few relaxed breaths can make a great difference.” —Buddha

“We are not independent but interdependent.” — “Fear is always an anticipation of what has not yet come. Our fear and separation are great, but the truth of our
connection is greater still.” — Buddha

“Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength.” — Buddha

“There is the path of fear and the path of love. Which will you follow?” Buddha


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