Buddha Quotes On Life, Peace and Happiness

I chose to put together this collection of Buddha teachings to Inspire You to Glory because I believe that reading Buddha quotes can help you remember what life is all about.

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.

Buddha’s teachings are considered the foundation of Buddhism, and he is regarded as its founder.

Here are 70 quotes by Buddha, and I hope they provide you with knowledge, inspiration, and happiness.

70 Buddha Quotes

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

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

Quote by Buddha on doing right

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

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?”

Buddha quote quotes on taking action

5. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

Buddha quote on discipline

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

7. “The root of suffering is attachment.”

Budha quotes: on suffering

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

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

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

Buddha Quotes On Life

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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.”

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

Famous Buddha Quotes

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.”

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. ”

Buddha Quotes To Live By

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.”

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

40. “Attachment leads to suffering.”

Buddha Quotes That Will change your life for the better

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

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.”

More Buddha Quotes

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.”

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.”

Thought-Provoking Buddha Quotes On Life

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.”

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.”

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

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

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