Buddha Quotes


On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
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.
The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Restrain your mind from greed, and you will keep your body right, your mind pure and your words faithful. Always thinking of the transiency of your life, you will be able to desist from greed and anger and will be able to avoid all evils.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The Mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
To live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred years without knowing such teaching.
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.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.
The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me.
Look within, thou art the Buddha.
'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me.' Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.
Attachment is the source of all suffering.
Thou one man conquers a thousand men, a thousand times in battle, he who conquers himself is the greatest warrior.
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.
He who never thinks of anything as mine' does not feel the lack of anything: he is never worried by a sense of loss.
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.
I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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.
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
- Buddha's last words

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