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30 Top Buddha Quotes

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Buddha, like many other spiritual leaders in history, has provided humanity with great wisdom that has stood the test of time.  Buddhism philosophy originated over 2,500 years ago and is currently followed by approximately 300 million people worldwide.

Buddhas’ quotes contain pure, everlasting words that ignite your heart and soul.  They have the power to resonate deep within the truths of human existence.

Below you will find some of the best Buddha quotes.  I hope that you find them as captivating as I do.

30 Top Buddha Quotes

  1. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have”-Buddha
  2. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love?  How fully did you live?  How deeply did you let go?-Buddha
  3. “No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path”-Buddha
  4. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”- Buddha
  5. “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
  6. “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”- Buddha
  7. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”- Buddha
  8. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting”- Buddha
  9. “True love is born from understanding”-Buddha
  10. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely”-Buddha
  11. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”-Buddha
  12. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger”-Buddha
  13. “You only lose what you cling to”-Buddha
  14. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”-Buddha
  15. “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without”-Buddha
  16. “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
  17. “Doubt everything.  Find your own light”-Buddha
  18. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace”-Buddha
  19. “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
  20. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life”-Buddha
  21. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill”-Buddha
  22. “We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts, we make the world”-Buddha
  23. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace”-Buddha
  24. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule”-Buddha
  25. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change”-Buddha
  26. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true”-Buddha
  27. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease”-Buddha
  28. “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
  29. “Every morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most”-Buddha
  30. “To understand everything is to forgive everything”-Buddha

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