Buddha Sayings and Quotes

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


A good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip.     

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What we think, we become.     

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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.     

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.     

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It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.     

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He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all being in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.     

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

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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.     

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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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Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us all be thankful.     

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Each good morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.     

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If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.     

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There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting.     

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With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.     

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And so, with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings.     

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.     

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

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.     

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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.     

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You should respect each other and refrain from disputes you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together     

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Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.     

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Giving the best to others are giving the best to us. The value of life is not based on how long we live. But, how much can we contribute to others in our society.     

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Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.     

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

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

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In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.     

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Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.     

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Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.     

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our work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.     

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

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