Buddha Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Buddha quotes and Buddha sayings, and Buddha proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."

"Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood. "

"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"

"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."

"With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone."

"He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana."

"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves."

"He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana."

"The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast. "

"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. "

"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."

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

"Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness."

"The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve."

"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"

"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence."

"The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground."

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

"I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world."

"A jug fills drop by drop."

"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes."

"The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain."

"What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?"

"A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart."

"Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good."

"Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom."

"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance."

"I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals."

"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows."

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

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