15 Quotes by Buddha that’ll make you think

Quotes-by-BuddhaPersonal philosophy matters.

How we view the world matters too.

And how we view ourselves impacts our lives and our ability to achieve success.

In developing our personal philosophy we must consider our own experiences, as well as what we want from life.

Above all, we must harness what we’ve learned from life so far.

Then we must listen to what others have to say too and learn from their experiences.

Today’s quotes by Buddha illustrate his teaching and his philosophy and there is much to be gained by reflecting on what he had to say.

Buddha was wise indeed and what he had to say can guide us to a better way of living.

So here are 15 quotes by Buddha which will enlighten you and guide you through the toughest of times. 

Quotes by Buddha:

  1. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha
  2. Doubt everything. Find your own light. ~Buddha
  3. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Buddha
  4. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha
  5. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha
  6. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. ~Buddha
  7. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~Buddha
  8. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~Buddha
  9. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~Buddha
  10. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. ~Buddha
  11. Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha
  12. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. ~Buddha
  13. 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. ~Buddha
  14. 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. ~Buddha
  15. Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming. ~Buddha

Further Reading:

Finally, were you inspired by these quotes by Buddha? If so, did they whet your appetite to read more about the teachings of Buddha? Perhaps you would like to have your own reference book to thumb through in your quieter moments? Now that’s always a good idea, wouldn’t you agree?

There are many excellent books on the subject.

One you might consider is Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield.

Have your own reference text on your desk because it’s always useful to have a book readily available when you’re in need of a little inspiration. And we all need a little inspiration occasionally.

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