100 Best Gautam Buddha Quotes to Inspire You Everyday


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Buddha or Gautam Buddha, The founder of Buddhism was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. 

Gautama Buddha is also known as ‘The Enlightened One’. The prince experienced the realities of the outside world at an early age and left his home in quest of enlightenment. 

He meditated for 49 days and attain enlightenment under a Banyan Tree. Gautam Buddha was one of the greatest and most influential figures to ever have lived on this planet. He spent the rest of his life preaching his knowledge which forms the basics of Buddhism. 

The sayings and Gautam Buddha quotes have spread all across the globe. His life, teachings, philosophy and words guide everyone’s life. 

Lord Buddha Quotes brings you towards the enlightenment, peace and teaches you moral of life.

The following 100 Gautama Buddha quotes on Peace, Life, Meditation and Spirituality are best to Inspire you Everyday:

Buddha Quotes About Life

  • “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.”

Buddha Quotes

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

  • “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”
  • It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you

Gautam Buddha Quotes on Life

“You only lose what you cling to.”
  • “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
  • “To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.”
  • “Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”

Gautam Buddha Quotes in English

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

  • “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.”
  • “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

Inspirational Buddha Quotes

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

Buddha Quotes on Karma

Buddha Sayings

“The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.”

  • “Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”
  • “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
  • “Nothing is permanent.”
  • “A jug fills drop by drop.”

Best Quotes About Gautam Buddha

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” 

Buddha Quotes on Peace

tiny buddha quotes on change

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

  • “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
  • “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. ”
  • “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”

Real Buddha Quotes

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

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

Gautam Buddha Quotes on Happiness

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

Buddha Quotes on Love

  • “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”
  • “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
  • “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.”

Best Gautam Buddha Quotes

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

  • “True love is born from understanding.”
  • “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
  • “Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.” -Buddha
  • “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. ”

Buddha Quotes on Meditation

Lord Buddha Quotes

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

  • “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.”
  • “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”

Also read: 20 Inspirational Quotes by Lord Krishna

  • “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.”

buddha quotes on changing yourself

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

  • “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 trust

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” 

  • “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.”

Buddha Quotes on Spirituality

Buddha Quotes on Karma

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

  • “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” 
  • “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”

buddha quotes on friendship

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

  • “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 we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ”
  • “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
  • “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

buddha quotes on changing yourself

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

  • “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”

Buddha Quotes on Wisdom

  • “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
  • “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
  • “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

Gautam Buddha Teachings

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

  • “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
  • “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”
  • “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.”
  • “Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”

buddha thoughts

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

Lord Buddha Quotes on the Mind

  • “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
  • “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
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  • “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
  • “Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”

Lord Buddha Preaching

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.”

  • “Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”
  • “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
  • “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

buddhist quotes on life changes

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” 

  • “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”
  • “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. ”

daily buddhist quotes

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

  • “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
  • “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ”

buddha quotes on change

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

Inspirational Buddha Quotes

  • “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”

gautam buddha thoughts in english

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

  • “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
  • “There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
    “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.”
    “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

buddhist quotes on life

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

  • “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”
  • “If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” 
  • “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

buddha teachings on life

“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”

  • “On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”
  • Buddha Quotes on Happiness

Lord Buddha Sayings About Life

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

Buddha Quotes on Happiness

  • “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.”
  • “It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”
  • “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

Buddha Sayings About Happiness

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”

  • “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”
  • “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
  • “Happiness is not having a lot. Happiness is giving a lot.”
  • “Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

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