A few of my favorite Gautama Buddha Quotes

Reading Gautama Buddha quotes has helped me a lot in life. It reminds me of what is happiness really is, how to let go of suffering, and what life is all about. Here are a few of my favorite quotes by Buddha.

Gautama Buddha Quotes

I recently read and reread David Michie’s Buddhism for Busy People: Finding happiness in an uncertain world and The Dalai Lama’s Cat. While so much of life is a work in progress, it did help alter my attitude towards many things. I won’t claim to be a Buddhist but hope to find my Middle Way, understand and uphold the Five Precepts of Buddhism which are: do your best to not kill any living creature, do not steal, do not commit sexual misconduct, be honest, and do not consume addictive intoxicants such as alcohol or drugs to the point that makes you lose control.

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My favorite quotes by Buddha

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

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”

“Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.”

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”

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

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine”

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

“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.”

“Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

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

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”

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

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”

“You don’t have a Soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.”

“All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.”

“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

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

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.”

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

“In the end, only three things matters: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

“Don’t rush anything. When the time is right it’ll happen.”

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

“When it hurts, observe. Life is trying to teach you something.”

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“Change is never painful. Only resistance to change is painful.” 

“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.”

“The root of all suffering is attachment.”

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

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you start to filter it with positive thoughts your life will start to change.”

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

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

“Give, even if you only have a little.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“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.”

Best Buddha Quotes

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

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