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  1. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection


  2. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


  3. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.


  4. Your worst enemies won't harm you as much your own unguarded thoughts.




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


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


  7. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.


  8. Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

    • happiness

  9. Fools wait for a lucky day but every day is a lucky day for an industrious man.


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


  11. Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.


  12. The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us.


  13. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.


  14. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.


  15. 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.


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


  17. Everything changes, nothing remains without change.


  18. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.


  19. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

    • thought

  20. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.


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


  22. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

    • inspirational

  23. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.


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


  25. With our thoughts we make the world.

    • inspirational

  26. A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.


  27. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.


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

    • evil

  29. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

    • anger

  30. Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.




Buddha image quotes

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  1. Picture quote by Buddha about choice

    You only lose what you cling to.


  2. Picture quote by Buddha about happiness

    Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.


  3. Picture quote by Buddha about reality

    All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.


  4. Picture quote by Buddha about yourself

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


  5. Picture quote by Buddha about suffer

    Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.


  6. Picture quote by Buddha about doctor

    The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.


  7. Picture quote by Buddha about maturity

    Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.


  8. Picture quote by Buddha about mind

    The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear.


  9. Picture quote by Buddha about love

    If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.


  10. Picture quote by Buddha about wisdom

    He has the most, who is content with the least.


  11. Picture quote by Buddha about life

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


  12. Picture quote by Buddha about feelings

    Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.


  13. Picture quote by Buddha about compassion

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


  14. Picture quote by Buddha about change

    When words are both true and kind they can change the world.


  15. Picture quote by Buddha about attachment

    The root of suffering is attachment.


  16. Picture quote by Buddha about relationship

    If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.


  17. Picture quote by Buddha about inner

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


  18. Picture quote by Buddha about life

    In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how greatly you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.


  19. Picture quote by Buddha about compassion

    If you compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.


  20. Picture quote by Buddha about time

    The trouble is, you think you have time.


  21. Picture quote by Buddha about happiness

    Happiness is not having a lot. Happiness is giving a lot.


  22. Picture quote by Buddha about concentrate

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


  23. Picture quote by Buddha about motivational

    No matter how hard is the past, you can always begin again.


  24. Picture quote by Buddha about love

    If you truly love yourself, you could never hurt another


  25. Picture quote by Buddha about discover

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


  26. Picture quote by Buddha about mind

    Rule your mind or it will rule you.


  27. Picture quote by Buddha about live

    By your own efforts waken yourself, watch yourself and live joyfully.


  28. Picture quote by Buddha about mind

    The mind is everything. What you think you become.


  29. Picture quote by Buddha about truth

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


  30. Picture quote by Buddha about happiness

    Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.


  31. Picture quote by Buddha about born

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


  32. Picture quote by Buddha about mind

    Rule your mind or it will rule you.


  33. Picture quote by Buddha about experience

    Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.


  34. Picture quote by Buddha about yourself

    All that we are is the result of what we have thought.


  35. Picture quote by Buddha about thoughts

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


  36. Picture quote by Buddha about soul

    You don't have a soul, You are a soul, You have a body


  37. Picture quote by Buddha about self

    You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


  38. Picture quote by Buddha about ability

    He is able who thinks he is able


  39. Picture quote by Buddha about time

    The problem is you think you have time.


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What are the best mind quotes by Buddha?


    All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.

    • thought

    Your worst enemies won't harm you as much your own unguarded thoughts.

    • thoughts

    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

    • thinking

    To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.


    As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.


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


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


    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 mind is everything. What you think you become.

    • mind

    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.


    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.


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


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What are the best life quotes by Buddha?


    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

    • inspirational

    Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.

    • death

    The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.


    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.

    • death

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


    This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.


    On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

    • life

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

    • appears

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What are the best wisdom quotes by Buddha?


    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

    • inspirational

    Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.

    • wisdom

    As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

    • wisdom

    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    • parenting

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

    • appears

    I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

    • wisdom

    Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.

    • wisdom

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What are the best inspirational quotes by Buddha?


    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

    • inspirational

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

    • inspirational

    With our thoughts we make the world.

    • inspirational

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

    • inspirational

    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.

    • inspirational

    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.

    • inspirational

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What are the best people quotes by Buddha?


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


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


    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.

    • death

    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.


    What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?


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Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.


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

  • care

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.


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.




What we think, we become.

  • become

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

  • inspirational

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


You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.


Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.

  • love

It is better to travel well than to arrive.


Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.

  • wisdom

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

  • keep

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


The whole secret of existence 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.


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.


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


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

  • hate

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.


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.

  • anger

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

  • happiness

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

  • wisdom

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.

  • thought

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.


I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.


Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.


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.

  • thought

The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.


The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.


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

  • envies

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

  • mind

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

  • mind

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

  • loves

You only lose what you cling to.


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

  • become

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.

  • death

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.

  • anger

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.


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

  • religion

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

  • best

'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.


As the Fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

  • thought

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.


What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

  • man

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

  • parenting

I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.

  • truth

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

  • wisdom

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.

  • inspirational

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

  • fear

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.

  • fear

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.

  • friends

Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.


Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.

  • thought

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

  • truth

Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.


On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

  • life

I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.


Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

  • appears

They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma.


Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.


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.

  • inspirational

He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.


Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.

  • wisdom

A jug fills drop by drop.


This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.

  • life

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.


Live every act fully, as if it were your last.


A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.


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


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

  • arises

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.

  • true

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

  • friends

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.


Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal.

  • hate

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.


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.


He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.

  • man

The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.

  • truth

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


The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.


Do not believe in anything simply because you have 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.

  • belief

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.


Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.


The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.


Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.

  • alone

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