Buddhism Quotes

You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”
Give, even if you only have a little.
“Give, even if you only have a little.”
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now.
“What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now.”
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
A disciplined mind brings happiness.
“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”
Nothing is forever except change.
“Nothing is forever except change.”
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.
“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.”
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.
“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”
If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.
“If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
True love is born from understanding.
“True love is born from understanding.”
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.
“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.”
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
People with opinions just go around bothering each other.
“People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”
Love is a gift of one's inner most soul to another so both can be whole.
“Love is a gift of one's inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”
Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won't play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.
“Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won't play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.”
Attachment leads to suffering.
“Attachment leads to suffering.”
One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.
“One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.”
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”
Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.
“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
Whoever doesn't flare up at someone who's angry wins a battle hard to win.
“Whoever doesn't flare up at someone who's angry wins a battle hard to win.”
May all beings have happy minds.
“May all beings have happy minds.”
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”
Live every act fully, as if it were your last.
“Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”
They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.
“They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.”
Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it's about befriending who we are.
“Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it's about befriending who we are.”
When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
The root of suffering is attachment.
“The root of suffering is attachment.”
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
“It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!
“If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!”
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever's not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.
“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever's not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.
“You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.”
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
“Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”