30 Best Original Buddha Quotes about Life

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Buddha Quote no. 1 :

“What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. Whatever quality is present you clearly see right there, right there.”

Buddha Quote no. 2 :

“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 (changed version)

Buddha Quote no. 3 :

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

Buddha Quote no. 4 :

If anything is to be done, let one do it with sustained vigor

Buddha Quote no. 5 :

“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 Quote no. 6 :

“If you truly love yourself, you shouldn’t hurt others.”

Buddha Quote no. 7 :

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”

Buddha Quote no. 8 :

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – not a direct quote from Gautama Buddha

Buddha Quote no. 9 :

“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”

Buddha Quote no. 10 :

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.” 

Quote no. 11 :

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

Quote no. 12 :

“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to a hidden treasure”

Quote no. 13 :

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

Quote no. 14 :

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

Quote no. 15 :

“Some do not understand that we must die. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels”

Quote no. 16 :

“You yourself must strive. the buddhas only point the way”

Quote no. 17 :

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”

Quote no. 18 :

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha (shorter version)

Quote no. 19 :

“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?”

Quote no. 20 :

“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.” – Buddhaghosa (paraphrase)

Quote no. 21 :

Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.

Quote no. 22 :

“Whatever is not yours … your letting go of it will be for your longterm happiness & benefit.”

Quote no. 23 :

“Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”

Quote no. 24 :

“Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”

Quote no. 25 :

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry, conquer the wicked by goodness, conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

Quote no. 26 :

“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”

Quote no. 27 :

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

Quote no. 28 :

“Give, even if you only have a little.”

Quote no. 29 :

“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”

Quote no. 30 :

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

Quote no. 31 :

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”

Quote no. 32 :

“All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”


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