Buddha Quotes

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.

Live every act fully, as if it were your last.

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.

If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.

Born out of concern for all beings.

If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.

What we think, we become.

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.

Attachment leads to suffering.

Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind?

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

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

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

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

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.

Like a fine flower, beautiful to look at but without scent, fine words are fruitless in a man who does not act in accordance with them.

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

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

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

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

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think.

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.

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

Give, even if you only have a little.

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