Buddha quotes

What we think, we become.

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

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

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

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

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.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

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

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.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

A jug fills drop by drop.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

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.

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.

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

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.