Buddha Selected Quotes
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
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.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
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.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
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.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
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 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.
Which quote do you like the most and why?