51 Best Siddhartha Gautama Quotes

51 Best Siddhartha Gautama Quotes

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Siddhartha Guatama, more commonly known as Buddha, was a sage. His many teachings later became the foundations for the Buddhism religion. Very much is not known about Buddha but it is thought that he was born between 563 BC and 480 BC. Buddha translates into “the enlightened one”.

“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.”

“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.”

“All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

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

“Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.”

“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.”

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

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

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

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

“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.”

“Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.”

“Happiness is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.”

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

“He is able who thinks he is able.”

“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.”

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

“If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.”

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

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

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

“Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.”

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”

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

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

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

“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”

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

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

“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.”

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“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.”

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

“Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.”

“To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.”

“True love is born from understanding.”

“Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
What we think, we become.”

“Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.”

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

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

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

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”

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

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”