Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

— Gautama Buddha

Fantastic Buddhist quotations

Follow the three R's: - Respect for self.

- Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

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

The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

Every civilization: Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, all of them understood that LEARNING was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING, LEARNING was NOT to MAKE MORE MONEY; It was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING.

We suffer because we want life to be different from what it is.

We suffer because we try to make pleasurable what is painful, to make solid what is fluid, to make permanent what is always changing.

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.

Life and death are of supreme importance.

Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

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

God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don't think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.

What you think you become.

All rising to great places is by a winding stair.

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

My religion is to live and die without regret.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. What you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion.

Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others.

By whomsoever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin (holy man) who is guarded in these three.

That which you give to another will become your own sustenance;

if you light a lamp for another, your own way will be lit.

Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.

Reconciliation is to understand both sides;

to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

One moment can change a day, One day can change a life and One life can change the world

So war and peace start in the human heart.

Whether that heart is open or whether that heart closes has global implications.

I'm expressin' with my full capabilities, And now I'm livin in correctional facilities. Cause some don't agree with how I do this, I get straight and meditate like a Buddhist.

Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.

It isn't what happens to us that causes us to suffer;

it's what we say to ourselves about what happens.

Be a light unto yourself.

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear.

If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?

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

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

In horror of death, I took to the mountains - again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done.

Strong and healthy, who thinks of sickness until it strikes like lightning? Preoccupied with the world, who thinks of death, until it arrives like thunder?