Buddhist Quotes

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Buddhism is an Asian religion based on the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha. So a Buddhist is a person whose religion is Buddhism. Let us brief you a bit about the history of Buddhism.

The birth of Buddhism was dated back in 5th century B.C.E. Siddhartha left behind his luxuries live when he observed the suffering in the world. He strives to search for the truth by analysing the Hindu scriptures and fasting. After travelling for six years, Gautama finally discovered the Buddhist Middle Way which is about a path of moderation away from the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification. Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment sitting under a peepal tree which known as the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India. After that event, Gautama was known as “The Enlightened One “which also known as the Samyaksambuddha.

Tripitaka is the holy book for Buddhism. It consists of Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka and Abhidhamman Pitaka. The Golden Age of Buddhism was during the times of Asoka Government. The official religion of Maurya Government was Buddhism. Besides that, this religion is also spread to Tibet, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and China. The Buddha’s Teaching is often summarized into the Four Noble Truths which comprises of Dukka, Samudaya, Nirodha and Marga. He also stresses on the EightFold Path.

Sooner, Buddhism was spread to every corner of the world due to its peace-loving nature. We have listed Buddhism/Buddhist quotes below. Check out the peace and balance emphasizing Buddhist quotes. Be sure to like and share your favourite quotes about Buddhism/Buddhist quotes and let us know if you have found any Buddha quotes.


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If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.

Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

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

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.

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

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.

Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.

Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.

Give, even if you only have a little.

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

Give, even if you only have a little.

A disciplined mind brings happiness.

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.

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.

Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.

True love is born from understanding.

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.

Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.

Emotion arise from Desire, hence an Illusion.

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


Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.

Attachment leads to suffering.

All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arisings. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed.

In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?

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.

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

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

Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.

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

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

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

Pain is certain, suffering is optional.

The determination to win is the better part of winning.

Daisaku Ikeda

When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow,” said Buddha.

Deepak Chopra

The path of awakening begins with a step the Buddha called right understanding.

Jack Kornfield

Hadn’t another wise man, the Buddha himself, warned about the evils of attachment?

Manil Suri

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.


Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.

Sylvia Boorstein

You necessarily have to be lost, before you’re found.

T. Scott McLeod

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge.

Thich Nhat Hanh

True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche