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Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love



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Here is our latest collection of Buddha Quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

Inspirational Buddha Quotes Love, Life Peace and Death

Personal note: Ever since moving to India to live and teach,  quotes from Buddha have taken on a whole new meaning. Having the privilege to travel through India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar have allowed me to witness these powerful words in action.

I hope you enjoy our latest collection of uplifting GautamaBuddha quotes!

1.) “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
― Buddha

2.) “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – The Buddha


3.) “Let us rise up and be thankful. For if we didn’t learn a lot 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.” – The Buddha


4.) “Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. ”  – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

5.) “To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” – The Buddha


6.) “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.” – The Buddha


7.) “Those who consider the unessential to be essential
And see the essential as unessential Don’t reach the essential,
Living in the field of wrong intention”  – The Buddha

Gautama Buddha quotes on love and life

8.) “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


9.) “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.” – Buddha


10.) To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

11.) “What we think, we become.” – The Buddha


12.) “Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.” – Gautama Buddha


13.) “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”  – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

14.) “Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.” – The Buddha


15.) “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

16.) “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – The Buddha

Lord Buddha quotes about loving your life

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

17.) “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”  – The Buddha


18.) “When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”  – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

19.) “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – The Buddha


20.) “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.” – The Buddha


21.) “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – The Buddha


22.) “Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.”- The Buddha


23.) “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.” – The Buddha


24.) “Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.” – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

Quotes by Buddha about being present and calm


25.) “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – The Buddha


26.) “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”  – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love


27.) “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.” – The Buddha


28.) “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

Gautama Buddha quotes on love and light

29.) “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.” – The Buddha

30.) “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.” – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love


31.) “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – The Buddha


32.) “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha


33.) “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – The Buddha

Buddha Quotes About Life, Death, Peace and Love

Which Buddha quotes were your favorite? What other quotes by Buddha would you add to the list?

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