63 Quotes By Buddha That Will Change Your Life


Buddha, the founding father of Buddhism needs no long introduction. His teachings are well known and recognized throughout the world. Here are 63 quotes from the brilliant teachings of Buddha which will change and improve your life for the better.


Buddha Quotes That Will Change Your Life


1. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

2. “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”- Buddha

3. “A jug fills drop by drop.”- Buddha

4. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”- Buddha

5. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha

6. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”- Buddha

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

8. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”- Buddha

9. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

10. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

11. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” – Buddha

12. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”- Buddha

13. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”- Buddha

14. “It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see once own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.” – Buddha

15. “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha

16. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

17. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

18. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha

19. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”- Buddha

20. “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.” – Buddha

21. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”- Buddha

22. “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.” – Buddha

23. “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – Buddha

24. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

25. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”- Buddha

26. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

27. “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”- Buddha

28. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

29. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”- Buddha

30. “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.”- Buddha

31. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”- Buddha

32. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha

33. “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” – Buddha

34. “Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.” – Buddha

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

36. “What we think, we become.”- Buddha

37. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself”- Buddha

38. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha

39. “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.” – Buddha

40. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

41. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”- Buddha

42. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

43. “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”- Buddha

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

45. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

46. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” – Buddha

47. “However many holy words you read,However many you speak,What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”- Buddha

48. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” – Buddha

49. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

50. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”- Buddha

51. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”- Buddha

52. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”- Buddha

53. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

54. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

55. “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”- Buddha

56. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”- Buddha

57. “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

58. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha

59. “The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” – Buddha

60. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

61. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”- Buddha

62. “The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.”- Buddha

63. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”- Buddha


I hope you enjoyed these 63 quotes from Buddha about life and making changes in your life for the better. Do you have any favorite quotes from Buddha that help to inspire changes in your life?


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