Thich Nhat Hanh Sayings and Quotes

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

You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace. Thich Nhat Hanh
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free. Thich Nhat Hanh
The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy. Thich Nhat Hanh
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Thich Nhat Hanh
Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering. Thich Nhat Hanh
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness is to keep our consciousness alive to present reality. Thich Nhat Hanh
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. Thich Nhat Hanh
If we are free from attachment, we can easily recognize ourselves in other people, in different forms of manifestation, and then we don't have to suffer. Thich Nhat Hanh
Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Thich Nhat Hanh
If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh
Anger is like a flame blazing up and consuming our self-control, making us think, say, and do things that we will probably regret later. Thich Nhat Hanh
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Thich Nhat Hanh
Smile, breathe, and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
Poison cannot penetrate the hand that is free of wounds. Thich Nhat Hanh
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones. Thich Nhat Hanh
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now. Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh
The leaf and his body were one. Neither possessed a separate permanent self. Neither could exist independently from the rest of the universe. Thich Nhat Hanh
In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change. Thich Nhat Hanh
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Thich Nhat Hanh
If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. Thich Nhat Hanh
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. Thich Nhat Hanh