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60 Buddha quotes about life, death, peace, and love

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Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as Buddha (which means “enlightened one” or “the awakened”), is a spiritual leader and teacher during the 6th century B.C.

While the events of his life are still debated by scholars to this day, it cannot be doubted that his teachings have had a tremendous influence on a lot of people.

Personal note: Ever since moving [Update: “moved”, after 2 amazing years in India, I’m back in NYC] 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 Buddha quotes!

 

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

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

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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.” – Buddha

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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.” – Buddha

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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.” – Buddha

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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.” – Buddha

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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

 Inspirational Buddha quotes on karma, peace, and love

 

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

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Buddha quotes about loving your life

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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.” – Buddha

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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.”  – Buddha

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

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.” – Buddha

Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

 

Buddha quotes and sayings about being present and calm

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.” – Buddha

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

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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.” – Buddha

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

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

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

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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.” – Buddha

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

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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.” – Buddha

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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.” – Buddha

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

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

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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.” – Buddha

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Buddha quotes on happiness, meditation, and spirituality

 

34.) “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” – Buddha

 

35.) “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

 

36.) “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – Buddha

 

37.) “Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.” – Buddha

 

38.) “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

 

39.) “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” – Buddha

 

40.) “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Buddha

 

Buddha quotes on death

 

41.) “Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.” – Buddha

 

42.) “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

 

43.) “Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.” – Buddha

 

44.) “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha

 

45.) “Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die,” – Buddha

 

46.) “Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are.”- Buddha

 

47.) “This world is shrouded in darkness. Here, only a few can see their way free. These few birds escape from the net, and fly away to the heavens.” – Buddha

 

Buddha quotes on change

48.) “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha

 

49.) “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Buddha

 

50.) “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha

 

51.) “Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” – Buddha

 

52.) “The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it” – Buddha

 

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53.) “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” – Buddha

 

54.) “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” – Buddha

 

55.) “Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.” – Buddha

 

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

 

57.) “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

 

58.) “You can only make two mistakes when traveling on the road to truth: not starting, and not going all the way.” – Buddha

 

59.) “Better to conquer yourself than a thousand battles. Only then can the victory truly be yours. No one can take it away from you – not heaven, hell, demons or angels.” – Buddha

 

60.) “Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.” – Buddha

 

What insights did you gain from these Buddha quotes?

Buddha’s sayings are a great source of inspiration and motivation, especially to entrepreneurs, dreamers, and innovators.

It doesn’t matter where you are in life, you can surely find a quote or two that you can relate with your current situation today.

What other Buddha quotes would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below!

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