Collections of Buddha Famous Quotes


Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (563 BC- 483BC), an Indian philosopher and the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbinī, Nepal.

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Below are the famous and best collections of Buddha quotes on various subjects ranging from love, gratitude, happiness, health, mind, anger, parenting, self improvement and others that are motivational words of wisdom to inspire you.

“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.”
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The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
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In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
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Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
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“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is the poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relationships.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts.
It is a sword that kills.”
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“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles,because the victory is yours it cannot be taken from you angels or demons, heaven or hell”
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
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Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
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Master your words.
Master your thoughts.
Never allow your body to do harm.
Follow these three roads with purity
And you will find yourself upon the one way,
The way of wisdom.
– *Buddha* –

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
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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.
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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
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The mind is everything. What you think you become.
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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“Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others.”
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To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
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Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
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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.
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There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
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“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”
– *Buddha* –

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

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

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening.
Treat it with care.
– *Buddha* –

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* –

Until he has unconditional and unbiased love for all beings, man will not find peace
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A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
– *Buddha* –

Happiness follows sorrow, sorrow follows happiness, but when one no longer discriminates happiness and sorrow, a good deal and a bad deed, one is able to realize freedom.
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I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
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It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
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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.
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Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
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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.
– *Buddha* –

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.
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Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
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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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The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
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What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
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“Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind.”
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“You only lose what you cling to.”
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“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”
– *Buddha* –

It is you who must make the effort.
Masters only point the way.
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“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”
– *Buddha* –

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
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Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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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.
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