Top 100 quotes by Buddha
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha.
Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is known as Buddhism.
Table of Contents
- 1 - Buddha Quotes on Meditation
- 2 - Buddha Quotes on Peace
- 3 - Buddha Quotes on Love
Buddha Quotes on Meditation
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
Buddha Quotes on Life
“A single moment can change the day. A single day can change an entire life. Single life can change the entire world.”
“Faith is your nourishment on life’s journey; virtuous deeds your shelter; wisdom your light during the day; and mindfulness your protection at night. If a man lives a life that is pure, nothing in the universe can destroy him. If he can conquer greed, he is utterly and completely free.”
“Be quiet. Live your life purely. Work masterfully. Just like the moon, come out from behind the dark clouds and shine.”
“If we could clearly see the miracle of a flower, we could change our entire life.”
“Pain is certain in life, but suffering is always optional.”
“You never truly lose anything in life – unless it’s something you’re clinging to.”
“Only those who experience the unity of life can see themselves in all living things and all living things in himself.”
“Diligence is a way of life, but to be idle is the short road to death. Only the wise are diligent. Those who are foolish are idle.”
“One single candle can light a thousand more, and the life of the candle is never shortened. In the same way, happiness can never be decreased by sharing it with others.”
“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.”
“Always be who you are as you walk, travel and eat. Otherwise, you will wind up missing out on most of your life.
“Others flounder through life with a sense of “mine” just like fish in the puddle of a dried-up stream. Seeing and knowing this, live your life with no sense of “mine” – free of attachments.”
“These three things renew humanity: a life of service and compassion, kind words, and a generous heart.”
Buddha Quotes on Peace
“You can only find peace within. Do not seek peace without.”
Faithfulness is the best relationship
Giving is another way of Living
Give, even if you only have a little.
You will be punished for your anger
“You will never be punished for your anger. You will only be punished by your anger.”
Live wisely with no fear
“Those who live wisely have no fears – not even death.”
Become your own path
“You can’t travel the path until you become the path.”
Sage does not adhere
Peace than minding your own business
“Nothing will bring you greater peace than minding your own business.”
Peace comes from within.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Buddha Quotes on Love
“Let boundless love radiate from your being toward the entire universe – below, above and across. Radiate that love without enmity and without ill will.”
“Live in love and joy, even among those who live in hate. Live in health and joy, even among those who are ill. Live in peace and joy, even among those who are troubled. Be still and look within. Remain free of attachment and fear. The joy of life is in living this way.”
“You cannot cease hatred with hatred. Only love can cease hatred.”
“As humans, we long to be free from misery and find true happiness. We have found that inner peace is the key to happiness. Disturbing emotions, such as fear and suspicion, and attachment and anger are the greatest obstacles in our way to happiness. Compassion and love, and a sense of responsibility are the true sources of happiness and peace.”
“Ambition is a lot like love; it is impatient of rivals and delays.”
“You can search the world for someone that deserves more love and affection than yourself, but that person will never be found. You deserve love and affection just as much as anyone else in the world.”
“In the end, there are three things that matter the most: how fully did you live? How strongly did you love? How deeply did you let go?”
“From understanding, true love is born.”
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
“We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis…”
Love the whole world as a mother
“Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”
Love a flower, you water it daily
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”