Buddha Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Buddha quotes, Buddha sayings, and Buddha proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You become what you think about. Buddha
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, 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
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
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha
You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together. Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty - otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
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
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha
To have much learning, to be skillful in handicraft, well-trained in discipline, and to be of good speech -- this is the greatest blessing. Buddha
You can only lose what you cling to. Buddha
No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Buddha
If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path. Buddha
Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted. Buddha
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
An insincere 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. Buddha
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Buddha
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. Buddha