16 Buddha Quotes That Inspire

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A Selection of profound Sayings of the Buddha for Reflection

A Selection of profound Sayings of the Buddha for Reflection

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  • 1. 1
  • 2. 2 “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
  • 3. 3 “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
  • 4. 4 “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.”
  • 5. 5 “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
  • 6. 6 “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
  • 7. 7 “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
  • 8. 8 “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
  • 9. 9 “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.”
  • 10. 10 “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”
  • 11. 11 “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.”
  • 12. 12 “As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all. ”
  • 13. 13 “A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
  • 14. 14 “Conquer anger by love, evil by good; conquer the miser with liberality, and the liar with truth.”
  • 15. 15 “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”
  • 16. 16 “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
  • 17. 17 “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ”
  • 18. 18 The End May Words Of Freedom, Wisdom And Compassion Inspire Us To Strive For Enlightenment With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin