Famous Buddhist Quotes and Life Lessons from Buddha

By: Stephanie Hara
Famous Buddhist Quotes and Life Lessons from Buddha

Buddhism is a religion from India that is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (who is known by other names such as Siddhartha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni, and more popularly known as simply Buddha).

According to Buddha’s Four Noble Truths (the “truth of the Noble Ones”), it is said that the goal of Buddhism is to “overcome suffering (duḥkha) caused by desire and ignorance of reality’s true nature, including impermanence (anicca) and the non-existence of the self (anattā)”.

Branches of Buddhism have a widespread following in many Asian countries. Even celebrities from all over the world follow Buddhism or consider themselves Buddhists.

To get acquainted with Buddhism, you can start by immersing yourself in the life lessons and quotes from Buddha himself for a peaceful living wherever you are, at work, at school, or even at your own home in a condo in Las Pinas.

Here Are Many of the Best and Most Inspirational Quotes of the Buddha Himself That Can Be Applied to the Various Aspects of Life:

Top Buddha Quotes on Life, Happiness, Peace, and Other Topics


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

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

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

“Give, even if you only have a little.”

“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him like a guide to hidden treasure.”

“Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness.”

“There is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across.”

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others.”

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

“We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think.”

“The mind is everything. what you think, you become.”

“Our own worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our unwise thoughts. No one can help us as much as our own compassionate thoughts.”

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

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

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

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

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

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.”

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

“You are a seeker. Delight in the mastery of your hands and your feet, of your words and your thoughts.”

“See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like fish in the puddles of a dried-up stream — and, seeing this, live with no mine, not forming attachment for states of becoming. ”

“As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. ”


“All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind. ”

“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. ”

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

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”

“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.”

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

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

“The enlightened one, intent on jhana, should find delight in the forest, should practice jhana at the foot of a tree, attaining his own satisfaction.”

“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.”

“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”

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

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

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”

“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”

“Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.”


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