Thich Nhat Hanh Sayings and Quotes

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


Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.     

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My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.     

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To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.     

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People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Water flows from high in the mountains, Water runs deep in the Earth, Miraculously, water comes to us, And sustains all life.     

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Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible.     

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Real peace is not in power, money, or weapons, but in deep inner peace.     

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.     

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Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.     

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I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.     

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If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.     

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Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.     

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We need to be aware of the suffering, but retain our clarity, calmness and strength so we can help transform the situation.     

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Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive - that you can touch the miracle of being alive - then that is a kind of enlightenment.     

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There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.     

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We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.     

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If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.     

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To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.     

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We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.     

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Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible.     

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Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.     

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People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.     

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The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.     

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We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.     

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Every morning, when we walk up, we have twenty-four brand new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy and happiness to ourselves and others.     

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