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Famous Gautama Buddha Quotes on Life, Peace, and Death

The journey of this person from Siddhartha Gautama to Gautama Buddha is pretty mesmerizing. This is the story of Siddhartha Gautama who was born and brought up in the royal family, and how he laid off the royal privileges in the search for peace. And how in the process of finding peace, he was enlightened with true knowledge of life, which he then began to spread out, and did that till the end of his life. And here we have brought these inspiring Gautam Buddha Quotes and Sayings about sufferings, meditation, life, balance, humanity, love, and everything that truly matters.

All the teachings of Buddha are now collectively known as Buddhism, which we consider a religion. Buddha was the enlightened one, who did not pretend to be God, but now is considered equivalent to god for showing the middle path of life to all and teaching the meaning of life to people. And we are lucky to have all the sayings of Buddha preserved to look up to in life. Not everyone is as brave as him to leave royalty and material behind to learn about life and its hidden meaning by meditating for 4 decades, and then tell it to people selflessly. The core of his teachings was, meditate your way through the sufferings of life.

So to learn our share about life, we have collected these amazing Gautama Buddha Quotes and Sayings, read on and be inspired to live life monk way:

Gautama Buddha Quotes

The following Buddha quotes embody the spiritual leader’s emphasis on compassion, peace, and happiness.

  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

gautam buddha quotes
Gautam buddha quotes

  • “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
  • “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
  • “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.”

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Gautam Buddha Quotes

  • To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”
  • “What we think, we become.”
  • “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
  • “Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.”

quotes of gautam buddha
quotes of Gautam buddha

  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
  • “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
  • “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
  • “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
  • “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

Inspirational Buddha Quotes
quotes of Gautam buddha

  • “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
  • “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

Buddha Quotes on Life

  • “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
  • “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

buddha quotes on life
buddha quotes on life

  • “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
  • “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

Buddha Quotes on Life
buddha quotes on life

  • “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.”
  • “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
  • “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”

buddha quotes on happiness
buddha quotes on happiness

  • “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.”

Buddha Quotes on Karma

What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. You’ve made your bed, now lie in it. These are the kinds of sayings that people associate with karma. However, the following quotes show that it has a deeper meaning.

  • Karma grows from our hearts. Karma terminates from our hearts.”
  • “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

Buddha Quotes on karma
Buddha Quotes on karma

  • “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven, or hell.”
  • “Just as one can make a lot of garlands from a heap of flowers, so man, subject to birth and death as he is, should make himself a lot of good karma.”
  • “When the action comes out of nothing it creates no karma.”

Buddha Quotes on karma
Buddha Quotes on karma

  • “A man should make himself a lot of good karma.”
  • “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
  • “To be selfish, greedy, and unwilling to help the needy gives rise to future starvation and clothlessness.”

Quotes by Buddha

  • “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
  • “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
  • “If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.”
  • “For soon the body is discarded, Then what does it feel? A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground, Then what does it know? Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother.”
  • “One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”

Buddha Quotes on Meditation
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  • “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.

Gautama Buddha Quotes on Love

  • “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha

buddha quotes on love
buddha quotes on love

  • “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
  • “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
  • “Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

buddha quotes on love
gautam buddha quotes on love

  • “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
  • Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.”
  • “With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.”
  • “You only lose what you cling to.”
  • “Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”

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buddha quotes images

  • “A jug fills drop by drop.”
  • “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
  • “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
  • “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

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buddha quotes images

  • “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
  • “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”
  • “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

Buddha Quotes On Death

Some people may face death as much as Buddha did. Put this painful subject in the perspective of these quotes and perhaps they will also help you find some peace.

  • “Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with a besotted mind like a great flood does a sleeping village.”  -Gautama Buddha
  • “Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.” -Buddha
  • “Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.”
  • “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” -Buddha
  • “No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed.”

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  • “Here will I live in the rainy season, here in the autumn and in the summer: thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death).”
  • “We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?”

Quotes of Gautama Buddha

  • “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”
  • “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

buddha inspirational quotes
buddha inspirational quotes

  • “You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.”
  • “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
  • “Wear your ego like a loose-fitting garment.”
  • “People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”
  • “Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”

mahatma buddha quotes
mahatma buddha quotes

  • “Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.”
  • “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.”
  • “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the ocean’s depth is calm.”
  • “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”
  • “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
  • “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”
  • “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.”

mahatma buddha quotes
mahatma buddha quotes

  • “The tongue like a sharp knife. Kills without drawing blood.”
  • “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
  • “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
  • “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
  • “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

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