Buddha Quotes

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Gautama Buddha a.k.a. Siddhārtha Gautama but better known as The Buddha, kind of like The Dude, was a wise Indian ascetic on whose teachings the religion of Buddhism was founded. His followers refer to him as an enlightened teacher.

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“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.”

“A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

“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.”

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.”

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”

“Attachment leads to suffering.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”

“He is able who thinks he is able.”

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

“If someone offers you a gift, and you do not accept that gift, to whom does the gift belong?”

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“All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.”


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“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.”

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

“Nothing is forever except change.”

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“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”

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“The warrior does not need a crowd; they need a tribe.”

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