60 Inspirational Quotes by the Buddha

60 Inspirational Quotes by the Buddha

The Buddha, also known as Siddhattha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama lived in India around the 5th to 4th Century BC and is known as the founder of the religion, Buddhism. Here at turtle quotes we have selected the top 60 Inspirational Quotes by the Buddha for your reading pleasure!

Quotes by the Buddha

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

– THe Buddha

“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.”

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“You only lose what you cling to.”

– the buddha

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

the buddha

“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.”

– the buddha
Quotes by the Buddha

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

– the buddha

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”

the buddha

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

the buddha

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

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

– the buddha

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

– the buddha

“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.”

– the buddha
Quotes by the Buddha

Life quotes by the Buddha

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

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

– the buddha

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

– The Buddha

“True love is born from understanding.”

– The buddha

“Nothing is forever except change.”

– The buddha

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

– the BUDDHA

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

– THE BUDDHA

“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”

– THE BUDDHA

“With our thoughts we make the world.”

– THE BUDDHA

“Attachment leads to suffering.”

– THE BUDDHA

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

– the buddha

“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”

– The Buddha

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

– the buddha
quotes by buddha about peace

Inspirational quotes by the Buddha

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

– the buddha

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

– the buddha

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”

– the buddha
life quotes by buddha

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky

– the buddha

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”

– the buddha

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

– the buddha

“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”

– the buddha

“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”

– the buddha

“A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

– the buddha

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”

– the buddha

“He is able who thinks he is able.”

– the buddha

Famous quotes by the Buddha

“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”

– the buddha

“Life is a river always flowing. Do not hold onto things. Work hard.”

– THE BUDDHA

“There are no chains like hate…dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.”

– THE BUDDHA

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”

– THE BUDDHA

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

– THE BUDDHA

“More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.”

– THE BUDDHA

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”

– THE BUDDHA

“It is better to travel, than to arrive”

– THE BUDDHA

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

– THE BUDDHA

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

– THE BUDDHA

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

– THE BUDDHA

“From a withered tree, a flower blooms”

– THE BUDDHA

“When you like a flower, you just pluck it.
But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”

– THE BUDDHA

“The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.”

– THE BUDDHA

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

– THE BUDDHA

Further Readings on the Buddha

If you liked our selection of Quotes by the Buddha, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of William Shakespeare or George Washington quotes!

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