35 Famous Buddha Quotes

Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow. At the age of 35, Gautama left the palace walls where he had grown up and ventured into the real world to walk his own spiritual path. Buddhism is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Famous Buddha Quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings. Here are 35 Famous Buddha Quotes.

35 Famous Buddha Quotes:

“If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle first with yourself.” –Buddha

“An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.” -Buddha

“A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.” -Buddha

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

“A jug fills drop by drop.” -Buddha

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

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

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

“What we think, we become.” -Buddha

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.” -Buddha

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

“If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.” -Buddha

“If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” -Buddha

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“The greatest prayer is patience.” -Buddha

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

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

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance.” -Buddha

“Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha

“Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” -Buddha

“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

“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.” -Buddha

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.” -Buddha

“When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” -Buddha

“We are what we think. With our thoughts, we make our world. You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” -Buddha

“Suppose an enemy has hurt you in his own domain, why should you annoy yourself and hurt your mind in your own domain? Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.” -Buddha

“But once mastered, no one can help you as much.” -Buddha

“Not even your father or your mother. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. -Buddha

“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. Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.” -Buddha

“Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” –Buddha

“I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“Do not believe in anything simply because you’ve heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” -Buddha

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

“To forgive others is to be good to yourself.” -Buddha

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