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Quotes by Buddha


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.

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He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.

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Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

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Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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

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With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

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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.

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

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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.

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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

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

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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.

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

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To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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What we think, we become.

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

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The mind is everything. What you think you become.

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

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

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

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

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

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