Buddha Quotes On Life, Peace and Happiness

Reading Buddha quotes can help you remember what life is all about, which is why I decided to compile this collection of teachings to inspire you to glory.

Buddha was a spiritual teacher in Nepal during the 6th century B.c. He is respected by Buddhists as an enlightened person who provided a route to escape from ignorance, desire, reincarnation, and misery.

Here are 116 quotes by Buddha, and I hope they provide you with knowledge, inspiration, and happiness.

116 Buddha Quotes

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  1. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
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2. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

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

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

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5. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

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

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7. “The root of suffering is attachment.”

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

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

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

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

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12. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

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13. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha

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

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15. “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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16. “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”

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

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

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19. “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.”

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20. “Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

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

22. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Buddha quote on health

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

24. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

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

26. “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.”

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

28. “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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. “As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all. ”

36. “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.”

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

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

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

40. “Attachment leads to suffering.”

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41. “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.”

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

43. “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 your own common sense.”

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

45. “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”

46. “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” – Buddha

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47. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”

48. “If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”

49. “True love is born from understanding.”

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

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

52. “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.”

53. “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”

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

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

57. “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.” – Buddha quote on Happiness.

58. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”

59. “Nothing is forever except change.”

60. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”

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61. “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”

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

63. “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.”

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64. “One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.”

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

66. “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.”

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

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

69. “If we destroy something around us we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.”

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

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

72. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

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

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

75. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”

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

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

78. “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”

79. “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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80. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

81. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

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

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

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

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85. “The trouble is, you think you have time.”

86. “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

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

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

89. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

90. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

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

92. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”

93. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”

94. “Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.”

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

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

97. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

98. “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

99. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

100. “Not even death can wipe out our good deeds.”

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

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

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

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

105. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”

106. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”

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

108. “Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.”

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

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108. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”

109. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

110. “The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.”

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

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

113. “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” 

114. “Meditate. Do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

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

116. “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.”

My two favorite Buddha quotes are, “A disciplined mind brings happiness.” and “The root of suffering is attachment.”

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