buddha quotes

Siddhartha Gautama or Gautama Buddha was born about 2,600 years ago in Lumbini near the border of Nepal and India. He was born a prince, but as he grown up, he inclined towards the spirituality. In search of spirituality, he went into deep meditation, where he realized the nature of mind. He was titled with Buddha.

Siddhartha was a monk , mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. According to Buddhist tradition, he obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first sermon in Sarnath, and died in Kushinagar.

Buddha always encouraged his students to question and confirm his teachings through their own experiences. His teachings are still influential and inspirational to the world.

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief....
Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief. Whoever has renounced both the victories and defeats lives in happiness.
- Buddha
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
- Buddha
Nothing is permanent.
Nothing is permanent.
- Buddha
If the problem can be solved, why worry
If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.
- Buddha
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.
- Buddha
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
- Buddha
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- Buddha
A jug fills drop by drop.
A jug fills drop by drop.
- Buddha
However many holy words you read...
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
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
- Buddha
He who walks in the eightfold noble path...
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
- Buddha
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- Buddha
The root of suffering is attachment.
The root of suffering is attachment.
- Buddha
The tongue is like a sharp knife
The tongue is like a sharp knifeā€¦ it Kills without drawing blood.
- Buddha
The trouble is, you think you have time.
The trouble is, you think you have time.
- Buddha
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
- Buddha
you will be punished by your anger
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
- Buddha
Never see what has been done Always see what remains to be done.
Never see what has been done; Always see what remains to be done.
- Buddha
We are shaped by our thoughts
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, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire...
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
- Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
- Buddha
We ourselves must walk the path
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
- Buddha
What we think, we become.
What we think, we become.
- Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- Buddha
Happiness never decreases by being shared
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
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
- Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- Buddha