Nhat Hanh Sayings and Quotes

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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Nhat Hanh
Your presence is a miracle. Nhat Hanh
We all need a place that is safe and wholesome enough for us to return for refuge. In Buddhism, that refuge is mindfulness. Nhat Hanh
Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path. Nhat Hanh
The heart of the matter is always our oneness with divine spirit, our union with all life. Nhat Hanh
Words can travel thousands of miles. May my words create mutual understanding and love. May they be as beautiful as gems, as lovely as flowers. Nhat Hanh
Shallow understanding accompanies poor compassion; great understanding goes with great compassion Nhat Hanh
To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. If you are firmly grounded in the present moment, the past can be an object of inquiry, the object of your mindfulness and concentration. You can attain many insights by looking into the past. But you are still grounded in the present moment. Nhat Hanh
They criticize the silent ones. They criticize the talkative ones. They criticize the moderate ones. There is no one in the world who escapes criticism. Nhat Hanh
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. Nhat Hanh
You are like fireworks. You go out into your children, your friends, your society, and the whole world. Nhat Hanh
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Nhat Hanh
Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation. Nhat Hanh
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Nhat Hanh
My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand. Nhat Hanh
Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. Nhat Hanh