Well-known Buddha Quotations

Well-known Buddha QuotationsBuddha Quotes on Inspiration

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

2. “The only real failing in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

3. “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”

4. “However many holy words you read.. However many you speak.. What good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

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

6. “He is able who thinks he is able.”

7. “The whole secret of lifestyle 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.”

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

9. “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.”

10. “In the end this matter most: How well did you love? How full did you love?”

Buddha Quotes on ‘The Truth’

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

2. “Life is suffering.”

3. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

4. “All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and scenarios. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

5. “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 Quotes on Anger

1. “Holding on to anger is like learning a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

2. “In a debate the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

3. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

 Buddha Quotes on Love and Empathy

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

2. “He who activities the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and looks on everything with an neutral eye.”

3. “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

4. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and sympathy are the things which renew mankind.”

Buddha Quotes on Peace

1. “Do not overrate what you have obtained, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

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

3. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

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

5. “Chaos is natural in all increased things. Strive on with persistence.”


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