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.'

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
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Buddha
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Buddha
Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness. 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
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. Buddha
The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
Thousand of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. 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
A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. Buddha
The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation. Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddha
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Buddha
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. Buddha
Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death. The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already. Buddha
Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge. Buddha
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. Buddha
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood. Buddha
An insincere and evil 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 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. Buddha
Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge. Buddha
Not about the perversities of others, not about their sins of commission or omission, but about his own misdeeds and negligences alone should a sage be worried. Buddha
The foolish and the ignorant give themselves over to negligence; whereas the wise treasure mindfulness as a precious jewel. Buddha
Truth is majestic and sweet. In the world there is no other savior but the truth. Buddha
Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head. Buddha
Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe. Buddha
Sitting alone, sleeping alone, acting alone, let the diligent one enjoy the forest, taming the self alone. Buddha