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50 Quotes from Buddha

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Buddha

Buddha quotes are every where. You can’t go on Facebook for 10 seconds without stumbling upon one. So, you might be thinking…why the need for more? Because it’s Buddha. That’s why.

1. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

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

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

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

5. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

6. “A jug fills drop by drop.”

7. “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.”

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

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

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

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

12. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

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

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

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

25. “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.”

26. “He is able who thinks he is able.”

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

28. “To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

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

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

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

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

33. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

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

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

36. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”

37. “The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation.”

38. “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.”

39. “Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.”

40. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”

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

42. “The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?”

43. “Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are.”

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

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

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

47. “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”

48. “There are those who discover they can leave behind destructive reactions and become patient as the earth, unmoved by fires of anger or fear, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.”

49. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”

50. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

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