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Buddhist Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging Buddhist quotes and sayings.

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 Buddha

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Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

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.
- The Buddha

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

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.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

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

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

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

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

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

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- The Buddha

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

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

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger,
regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue.
Let go of the need for approval.
- Lama Surya Das

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

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.
- The Buddha

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Work out your own salvation.
Do not depend on others.
- The Buddha

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- The Buddha

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

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

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self,
and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
- The Buddha

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

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

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

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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