Quotes by Buddha


Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
– Buddha

What we think, we become.
– Buddha
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
– Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
– Buddha
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
– Buddha
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
– Buddha
Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
– Buddha
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
– 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
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
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
– Buddha
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
– Buddha
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
– Buddha
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
– Buddha
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
– Buddha
He is able who thinks he is able.
– Buddha
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
– Buddha
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
– Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
– Buddha
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