Buddha quotes

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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.”

— 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.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— 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.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

— Buddha

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

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

— 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.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha
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