35 Wise and inspirational quotes from Buddha

Buddha, born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, was a teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. 

Many consider him the pioneer of psychology. Buddha lived around 2,000 BC in the area now known as Nepal.

Buddhism is a path to find mental peace and spiritual enlightenment. This is done by the individual through a process known as the eight fold path.

As you can imagine Buddha’s quotes are very popular. 

Below are Buddha’s quotes about life, love, happiness, anger, death and much more.  Enjoy.

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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
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It can not be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Buddha
Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
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Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
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

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Buddha
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
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The mind is everything. What you think you become.
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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Buddha
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
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Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
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Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful.
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Do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgements about others.
Buddha
If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life but your heart that brings blessings.
Buddha
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
Buddha
The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.
Buddha
Believe nothing because it is written in books. Believe nothing because wise men say it is so. Believe nothing because it is religious doctrine. Believe it only because you yourself know it to be true.
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One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
Buddha
Those who are truly wise will remain unmoved by feelings of happiness and suffering, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, gain and loss.They will remain calm like the eye of a hurricane.
Buddha
If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.
Buddha
Sometimes it's better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Buddha
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Buddha
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Buddha
Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.
Buddha
We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis.
Buddha
Do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgements about others.
Buddha
It is not life and wealth and power that enslave men, but the cleaving to life and wealth and power.
Buddha
If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.
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Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.
Buddha
When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.
Buddha
Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.
Buddha
The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable.
Buddha

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