Gautama Buddha Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gautama buddha quotes, gautama buddha sayings, and gautama buddha proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.     

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Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace.     

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

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One who previously made bad karma, but who reforms and creates good karma, brightens the world like the moon appearing from behind a cloud.     

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Everything changes, nothing remains without change.     

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We begin to die from the moment we are born, for birth is the cause of death. The nature of decay is inherent in youth, the nature of sickness is inherent in health, in the midst of life we are verily in death.     

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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.     

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Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.     

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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.     

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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.     

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

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.     

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The tongue like a sharp knife ... Kills without drawing blood.     

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Life is dear to all beings, they have the right to live the same that we do.     

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Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.     

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If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.     

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

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When wishes are few, the heart is happy. When craving ends, there is peace.     

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The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.     

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You dont see its growth. But, it does by days. Doing the wicked deeds is like the hone. You dont see its damage. But, it does by days.     

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Even loss and betrayal can bring us awakening.     

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Rage is a powerful energy that with diligent practice can be transformed into fierce compassion. However much we disagree with our enemies, our task is to identify with them. They too feel justified in their point of view.     

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

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Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.     

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Since everything is a reflection of our minds,everything can be changed by our minds.     

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If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.     

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Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.     

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All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.     

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

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Ye must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.     

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