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20 of Buddha’s best quotes about life

20 of Buddha’s best quotes about life

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

2. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. The mind is everything. What you think you become.

6. 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.

7. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

8. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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

10. 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.

11. 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.


12. It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

13. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.

14. It is better to travel well than to arrive.

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

16. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.



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

18. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

19. A jug fills drop by drop.

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


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