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Buddhist Quotes

May these motivational Buddhist quotes inspire you.

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The 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.
- The Buddha


 

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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.
- The Buddha

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

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

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

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

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

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

A jug fills drop by drop.
- The Buddha

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

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.
- The Buddha

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The 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.
- The Buddha

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

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The 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.
- The Buddha

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self,
and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
- The Buddha

Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger,
regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue.
Let go of the need for approval.
- Lama Surya Das

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
- The Buddha

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The 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?
- The Buddha

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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