275 Great Buddha Quotes on Love, Life and Happiness

Buddha Quotes: For your inspiration, we’ve gathered more than 275 of Buddha’s most inspiring sayings on topics such as love, life, happiness, peace, karma, compassion, anger, death, transformation, mindfulness, wisdom, and action. His name was Gautam Buddha, and he was born in the 5th or 6th century BC in Nepal. He was born a prince, but when he was in his early twenties, he learned some hard truths about the world and set out on a journey to learn more about himself.

The “Awakened One” is claimed to be the son of a monarch who sought to shield him from seeing the world’s plight and pain. Enlightenment ultimately came to him when he left the castle. Years of contemplation revealed to him that attachment and want are the root causes of life’s misery. You can only reach “nirvana” or “enlightenment” if your mind is kind, free of attachments, and fully focused on the present moment.

Buddhists are a product of his teachings in philosophy and ideas. Even if you don’t follow the teachings of the Buddha, you may live by his values. Wisdom from Gautama Buddha can help you have a peaceful, joyful, and prosperous life.

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#1. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

#2. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

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

#4. “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

#5. “It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.”

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Meanwhile, peace and non-violence are advocated by Buddha through his teachings. In fact, Buddhism is one of the most peaceful religious traditions in the world.

#6. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.”

#7. “When you attain victory over yourself, not even the gods can turn it into defeat.”

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

#9. “What we think, we become.”

#10. “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”

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

#12. “Health is the best gift, contentment the best wealth, trust the best kinsman, nirvana the greatest joy. Drink the nectar of the dharma in the depths of meditation, and become free from fear and sin.”

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

#14. “Nothing remains without change.”

#15. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.”

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

#17. “Leave behind confused reactions and become patient as the earth; unmoved by anger, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.”

#18. “The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.”

#19. “With mindfulness, strive on.”

#20. “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

#21. “If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.”

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

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

#24. “Life is suffering.”

#25. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”

#26. “Everything that happens to us is the result of what we ourselves have thought, said, or done. We alone are responsible for our lives.”

#27. “Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”

#28. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth.”

#29. “It is better to do nothing, than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.”

#30. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”

#31. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

#32. “Give, even if you only have a little.”

#33. “Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”

#34. “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”

#35. “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

#36. “I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.”

#37. “Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”

#38. “Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”

#39. “May all beings have happy minds.”

#40. “Delight in heedfulness! Guard your thoughts well!”

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

#42. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”

#43. “In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.”

#44. “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.”

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

#46. “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.”

#47. “One is not called a noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

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

#49. “All conditioned things are impermanent—when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”

#50. “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

#51. “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”

#52. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

#53. “To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

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

#55. “They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”

#56. “Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”

#57. “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”

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

#59. “The one in whom no longer exists the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.”

#60. “The root of suffering is attachment.”

#61. “Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”

#62. “As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”

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

#64. “All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”

#65. “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”

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

#67. “Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”

#68. “Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”

#69. “He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check the snake’s venom that so quickly spreads — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”

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

#71. “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”

#72. “We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis…”

#73. “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

#74. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit.”

#75. “The one in whom no longer exists the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?”

#76. “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

#77. “Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”

#78. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

#79. “Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”

#80. “Whatever living beings there may be — feeble or strong, long, stout, or of medium size, short, small, large, those seen or those unseen, those dwelling far or near, those who are born as well as those yet to be born — may all beings have happy minds.”

#81. “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.”

#82. “Let him not deceive another nor despise anyone anywhere. In anger or ill will let him not wish another ill.”

#83. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draw it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”

#84. “If you meditate earnestly, pure in mind and kind in deeds, leading a disciplined life in harmony with the dharma, you will grow in glory. If you meditate earnestly, through spiritual disciplines you can make an island for yourself that no flood can overwhelm.”

#85. “Good people keep on walking whatever happens. They do not speak vain words and are the same in good fortune and bad. If one desires neither children nor wealth nor power nor success by unfair means, know such a one to be good, wise, and virtuous.”

#86. “One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield. Be victorious over yourself and not over others.”

#87. “Your own self is your master; who else could be? With yourself well controlled, you gain a master very hard to find.”

#88. “Not by rituals and resolutions, nor by much learning, nor by celibacy, nor even by meditation can you find the supreme, immortal joy of nirvana until you extinguish yourself-will.”

#89. “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.”

#90. “Don’t run after pleasure and neglect the practice of meditation. If you forget the goal of life and get caught in the pleasures of the world, you will come to envy those who put meditation first.”

#91. “Conquer anger through gentleness, unkindness through kindness, greed through generosity, and falsehood by truth.”

#92. “Train your eyes and ears; train your nose and tongue. The senses are good friends when they are trained. Train your body in deeds, train your tongue in words, train your mind in thoughts. This training will take you beyond sorrow.”

#93. “Like someone pointing to treasure is the wise person who sees your faults and points them out. Associate with such a sage.”

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

#95. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit.”

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

#97. “I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.”

#98. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

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

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

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

#102. “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

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

#104. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

#105. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

#106. “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”

#107. “Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.”

#108. “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.”

#109. “May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”

#110. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” -Buddha

#111. “The enlightened one, intent on jhana, should find delight in the forest, should practice jhana at the foot of a tree, attaining his own satisfaction.”

#112. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

#113. “Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”

#114. “To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

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

#116. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

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

#118. “Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering.”

#119. “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.”

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

#121. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.” “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

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

#123. “She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”

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

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

#126. “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”

#127. “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.”

#128. “Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”

#129. “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.”

#130. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha

#131. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

#132. “Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die.”

#133. “Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.”

#134. “True love is born from understanding.”

#135. “There is no fire like lust and no crime like hatred. There is no ill like the aggregates of existence and no peace higher than the peace of Nirvana.”

#136. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”

#137. “Shame on him who strikes a holy man, and more shame on him who gives way to anger.”

#138. “Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

#139. “Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”

#140. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

#141. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.”

#142. “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.”

#143. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”

#144. “An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.”

#145. “Nothing is forever except change.” – Buddha

#146. “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

#147. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

#148. “Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”

#149. “To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is good luck.”

#150. “You only lose what you cling to.”

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

#152. “Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”

#153. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

#154. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

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

#156. “He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”

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

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

#159. “The mind is everything. What do you think you will become.”

#160. Looking deeply at life as it is at this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.

#161. Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.

#162. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.”

#163. “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.”

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

#165. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

#166. “Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.”

#167. “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

#168. “It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.”

#169. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.”

#170. “When you attain victory over yourself, not even the gods can turn it into defeat.”

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

#172. “What we think, we become.”

#173. “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”

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

#175. “Health is the best gift, contentment the best wealth, trust the best kinsman, nirvana the greatest joy. Drink the nectar of the dharma in the depths of meditation, and become free from fear and sin.”

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

#177. “Nothing remains without change.”

#178. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.”

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

#180. “Leave behind confused reactions and become patient as the earth; unmoved by anger, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.”

#181. “The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.”

#182. “With mindfulness, strive on.”

#183. “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

#184. “If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.”

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

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

#187. “Life is suffering.”

#188. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”

#189. “Everything that happens to us is the result of what we ourselves have thought, said, or done. We alone are responsible for our lives.”

#190. “Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”

#191. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth.”

#192. “It is better to do nothing, than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.”

#193. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

#194. “Give, even if you only have a little.”

#195. “Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”

#196. “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”

#197. “I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.”

#198. “Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”

#199. “Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”

#200. “May all beings have happy minds.”

#201. “Delight in heedfulness! Guard your thoughts well!”

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

#203. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”

#204. “In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.”

#205. “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.”

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

#207. “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.”

#208. “One is not called a noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

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

#210. “All conditioned things are impermanent—when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”

#211. “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

#212. “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”

#213. “To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

#214. “They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”

#215. “Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”

#216. “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”

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

#218. “The one in whom no longer exists the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.”

#219. “The root of suffering is attachment.”

#220. “Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”

#221. “As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”

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

#223. “All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”

#224. “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”

#225. “Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”

#226. “Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”

#227. “He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check the snake’s venom that so quickly spreads — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”

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

#229. “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”

#230. “We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis…”

#231. “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

#232. “The one in whom no longer exists the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?”

#233. “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

#234. “Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”

#235. “Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”

#236. “Whatever living beings there may be — feeble or strong, long, stout, or of medium size, short, small, large, those seen or those unseen, those dwelling far or near, those who are born as well as those yet to be born — may all beings have happy minds.”

#237. “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.”

#238. “Let him not deceive another nor despise anyone anywhere. In anger or ill will let him not wish another ill.”

#239. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draw it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”

#240. “If you meditate earnestly, pure in mind and kind in deeds, leading a disciplined life in harmony with the dharma, you will grow in glory. If you meditate earnestly, through spiritual disciplines you can make an island for yourself that no flood can overwhelm.”

#241. “Good people keep on walking no matter what happens. They do not speak vain words and are the same in good fortune and bad. If one desires neither children nor wealth nor power nor success by unfair means, know such a one to be good, wise, and virtuous.”

#242. “One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield. Be victorious over yourself and not over others.”

#243. “Your own self is your master; who else could be? With yourself well controlled, you gain a master very hard to find.”

#244. “Not by rituals and resolutions, nor by much learning, nor by celibacy, nor even by meditation can you find the supreme, immortal joy of nirvana until you extinguish yourself-will.”

#245. “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.”

#246. “Don’t run after pleasure and neglect the practice of meditation. If you forget the goal of life and get caught in the pleasures of the world, you will come to envy those who put meditation first.”

#247. “Conquer anger through gentleness, unkindness through kindness, greed through generosity, and falsehood by truth.”

#248. “Train your eyes and ears; train your nose and tongue. The senses are good friends when they are trained. Train your body in deeds, train your tongue in words, train your mind in thoughts. This training will take you beyond sorrow.”

#249. “Like someone pointing to treasure is the wise person who sees your faults and points them out. Associate with such a sage.”

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

#251. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit.”

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

#253. “I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.”

#254. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

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

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

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

#258. “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

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

#260. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

#261. “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.”

#262. “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”

#263. “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.”

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

#265. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

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

#267. “Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”

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

#269. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”

#270. “One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”

#271. “Love is a gift of one’s innermost soul to another so both can be whole.”

#272. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

#273. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

#274. “Peace is the highest bliss.”

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

#276. “Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that ‘I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind’. What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind?”

#277. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”

#278. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

Buddha laid the groundwork for Buddhism through his teachings. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was one of the most significant spiritual teachers of all time. He lectured extensively about peace, life, love, happiness, and death. What Buddha taught may be seen in his name alone, which means “one who is awakened” in Pali.

Buddhism is a discipline of spiritual growth that employs things like meditation to help you become more conscious, loving, and knowledgeable. The ultimate objective of Buddhism is to attain enlightenment. It’s hard to argue with Buddha’s own example of this.

Consequently, people are drawn to the teachings of Buddha, which have spawned a slew of “Buddha-inspired” statements. Quotations from Buddha and quotes inspired by Buddha are included in this list.

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