Inspiring quotes from the Buddha

Updated: Jan 22

  1. There is no path to happiness: Happiness is the path.

  2. If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.

  3. The trouble is you think you have time.

  4. Relax nothing is in control.

  5. Everything that has a beginning has an ending, make peace with that and all will be well.

  6. The root of suffering is attachment.

  7. All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

  8. What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create.

  9. Nothing can harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

  10. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

  11. In the end only three things matter, how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

  12. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present.

  13. No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may, we ourselves must walk the path.

  14. Happiness or sorrow, whatever happens walk on.

  15. No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.

  16. Each morning we are born again, its what we do today that matters most.

  17. Be patient, everything comes at the right time.

  18. Don't rush anything, when the time is right it will happen.

  19. It is better to respond than react.

  20. Your work is to discover your world then give yourself to it with all your heart.

  21. The whole secret to existence is to have no fear.

  22. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

  23. Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, a trusted friend the best family and a liberated mind the greatest bliss.

  24. You only lose what you cling to.

  25. Buddha was asked what he had gained from meditation, he replied that he had gained nothing but lost fear, anxiety, depression, insecurity and fear of old age and death.

  26. Thought becomes word becomes deed becomes habit which hardens into character.

  27. Love comes from concern for all beings.

  28. Tragedy can cause us to lose hope and destroy ourselves or it can build us stronger.

  29. On the journey of human life faith is the best companion.

  30. A man who masters himself is better than the master of a thousand men.

  31. All unhappiness comes from not facing reality as it is.

  32. Those who are free of resentful thoughts find peace.

  33. When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

  34. It is during our darkest moments that we need to seek the light.

  35. Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

  36. Still the mind and the soul will speak.

  37. To understand everything is to forgive everything.

  38. Be kind to all creatures.

  39. If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.

  40. He who does not understand your silence probably will not understand your words.

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