Famous Quotes By Buddha


  1. 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.
  2. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  3. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  4. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
  5. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
  6. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love this is the eternal rule.
  7. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  8. 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.
  9. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
  10. 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.
  11. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
  12. It is better to travel well than to arrive.
  13. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
  14. 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.
  15. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  16. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  17. The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
  18. 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.
  19. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting.
  20. There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
  21. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
  22. 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.
  23. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  24. 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.
  25. To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
  26. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
  27. Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
  28. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
  29. 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.
  30. Without health life is not life it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
  31. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
  32. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
  33. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

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