BUDDHA 101 QUOTES

101 QUOTES




Is not in the sky. The Way is in the
heart.

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through
lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.

Being deeply learned and skilled, being welltrained
and using well-spoken words, this is
good luck.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Happiness comes when your work and words
are of benefit to yourself and others.

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


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the
greatest wealth, faithfulness the best
relationship.

To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish
yourself.

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.

Your work is to discover your work, and then
with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for
awakening. Treat it with care.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single
candle, and the life of the candle will not be
shortened.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it
without.


Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men
cannot live without a spiritual life.

You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of the
mind.

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

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

All know the Way, but few actually walk it.

If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle
first with yourself.

An outside enemy exists only if there is anger
inside.

A man should first direct himself in the way he
should go. Only then should he instruct others.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend
on others.

A jug fills drop by drop.

There is nothing so disobedient, as an
undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so
obedient, as a disciplined mind.

There are only two mistakes one can make
along the road to truth; not going all the way,
and not starting.


Happiness never decreases by being shared.
To keep the body in good health is a duty,
otherwise we shall not be able to keep our
mind strong and clear.

What we think, we become.

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative
thoughts.

All that we are is the result of what we have
thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil
thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or
acts with a pure thought, happiness follows
him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
The greatest prayer is patience.

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


On a long journey of human life, faith is the
best of companions; it is the best refreshment
on the journey; and it is the greatest property.

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

We are what we think. With our thoughts, we
make our world.

You will not be punished for your anger; you
will be punished by your anger.

Suppose an enemy has hurt you in his own
domain, why should you annoy yourself and
hurt your mind in your own domain?

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much
as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once
mastered, no one can help you as much. Not
even your father or your mother.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower
clearly, our whole life would change.


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

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation
leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you
forward and what hold you back, and choose
the path that leads to wisdom.

Inward calm cannot be maintained unless
physical strength is constantly and intelligently
replenished.

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


west; people create distinctions out of their
own minds and then believe them to be true.
Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only
guarantee of peace.

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to
conquer thousands in a battle.

A family is a place where minds come in
contact with one another. If these minds love
one another, the home will be as beautiful as a
flower garden. But if these minds get out of
harmony with one another it is like a storm that
plays havoc with the garden.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by
love; this is the eternal rule.

When it is impossible for anger to arise within
you, you find no outside enemies anywhere.


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.

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.

You should respect each other and refrain
from disputes; you should not, like water and
oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and
water, mingle together.

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful
deeds.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless
thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy
follows them like a shadow that never leaves
them.

Nothing is permanent.


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.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase
our good deeds.

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.

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I
would like to be something to someone.

You can search throughout the entire universe
for someone who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself, and
that person is not to be found anywhere. You
yourself, as much as anybody in the entire
universe, deserve your love and affection.

To forgive others is to be good to yourself.
of all others.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the
future, concentrate the mind on the present
moment.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A
spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the
water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is
almost unnoticed.

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


Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun,
the moon, and the truth.

You only lose what you cling to.
One thought leads to heaven, one thought
leads to hell.

Believe nothing, merely because you have
been told it. Do not believe what your teacher
tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
But whatsoever, after due examination and
analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the
good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that
doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as
your guide.

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

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.

The tongue like a sharp knife kills without
drawing blood.

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

Words have the power to both destroy and
heal. When words are both true and kind, they
can change our world.

Do not believe in anything simply because
you’ve heard it. Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken and rumored by
many. Do not believe in anything simply
because it is found written in your religious
books. Do not believe in anything merely on
the authority of your teachers and elders. Do
not believe in traditions because they have
been handed down for many generations. But
after observation and analysis, when you find
that anything agrees with reason and is
conducive to the good and benefit of one and
all, then accept it and live up to it.

The secret of health for both mind and body is
not to mourn for the past, worry about the
future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the
present moment wisely and earnestly.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen
with care, for people will hear them and be
influenced by them for good or ill.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be
diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.

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

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad
men never appreciate kindness shown them,
but wise men appreciate and are grateful.

Wise men try to express their appreciation and
gratitude by some return of kindness, not only
to their benefactor, but to everyone else.

There has to be evil so that good can prove its
purity above it.

If a man's mind becomes pure, his
surroundings will also become pure.

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.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a
thousand battles. Then the victory is yours.


Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who
loves life avoids poison.

The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size,
not in wisdom.

Be a lamp unto yourself.

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in
listening to good teachings; when one has
these feelings and appreciates them, one is
free of fear.

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is
fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a
polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the
wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the
ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by
mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and
act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you,
as a shadow clings to a form.


Our sorrows and wounds are healed only
when we touch them with compassion.

You are the source of all purity and impurity.
No one purifies another.

There is no fire like passion. No crime like
hatred. No sorrow like separation. No sickness
like hunger, and no joy like the joy of freedom.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from
the east or from the west; they originate within
one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to
guard against misfortunes from the external
world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.

It is better to do nothing, than to do what is
wrong. For whatever you do, you do to
yourself.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much
as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once
mastered, no one can help you as much. Not
even your father or your mother.

How easy it is to see your brother's faults. How
hard it is to face your own.

There is pleasure, and there is bliss. Forgo the
first to possess the second.

Easy to do are things that are bad and harmful
to oneself. But exceedingly difficult to do are
things that are good and beneficial.

One is not low because of birth nor does birth
make one holy. Deeds alone make one low,
deeds alone make one holy.

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.

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