Sidarta Gautama , better known as Buddha Gautama (563 BC-483 BC), was a sage in whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He was born in the now defunct Sakia republic in the foothills of the Himalayas. He taught mainly in northwestern India. Here you can find a fantastic compilation of Buddha quotes to inspire and motivate you.
He is the central figure of Buddhism and his stories, discourses and monastic rules are Buddhist beliefs that were summarized and memorized by his followers.
Buddha Quotes about Life and Happiness:
Conquer the angry by not getting angry; conquer the bad guys with kindness; conquer the stingy with generosity, and the liar to tell the truth.
The tongue is like a sharp knife … it kills without the blood sprouting.
What you are is what you have been. What you will be is what you do from now on.
Just as a snake changes skin, we must throw our past over and over again.
Kindness must become the natural way of life, not the exception.
There is nothing more terrible than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks pleasant relationships. It is a thorn that irritates and damages; It is a sword that kills.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Nothing is forever except change.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose, and give all your heart and soul to it.
The greatest prayer is patience.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the way.
Do not believe anything, no matter where you read it, or who said it, it does not matter if I said it, unless you agree with your own reason and common sense.
A moment can change a day, a day can change a life and a life can change the world.
He will not be punished for your anger; your anger will punish you.
When you throw thorns at me, falling in my silence they become flowers.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy, that draws him to evil paths.
The pain is true, suffering is optional.
The secret of health for the mind and body is not to stop crying for the past, nor worry about the future, but to live the present moment with prudence and serenity.
There are only two mistakes that are made in the way of the truth: Do not start, and do not get to the end.
True love is born of understanding.
Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
Attachment leads to suffering.
Those who are free from resentful thoughts will surely find peace.
Most problems, given enough time and space, eventually wear out.
If you have a solution, why are you crying? If it has no solution, why are you crying?
Health is the greatest gift, the satisfaction of the greatest wealth, the fidelity of the best relationship.
A jug is filled drop by drop.
Nothing can harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
The one who thinks he is capable is capable.
If we do not change direction, we can end where we started.
Better than a thousand empty words, a word that brings peace.
Remembering an evil is like carrying a burden in the mind.
Put your heart in doing good. If you do it again and again, and it fills you with joy.
If we are not able to take care of others when they need help, who will take care of us?
You only lose what you cling to.
Any word must be chosen with care by the people who will listen to it and be influenced for good or for bad.
Do not overestimate what you have received, nor envy others, the one who envies does not have peace. Death is not feared, if it has been lived wisely.
Hate does not end with hate, it ends with love, it is the eternal rule.
Holding a grudge is like holding a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else; it is one that burns.
Peace comes from within, do not look for it outside.
Just as a solid rock is immovable by the wind, the wise are unshakable by praise or blame.
To teach others, first you have to do something very hard: you have to straighten yourself out.
The mind is everything. Whatever you think, in that you become.
The road is not in heaven; the Way is in the heart.
I have never met anyone so ignorant that I could not learn something.
Everything we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with intent, pain follows. If he does it with pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
Do not live in the past, do not imagine the future, concentrate the mind in the present moment.
There is not enough darkness in the whole world to extinguish the light of a small candle.
I do not believe in a destiny for men independent of how they act; I believe that destiny will reach them unless they act.
In any battle they lose victors and losers.
Become aware where you are; otherwise you will lose your life.
It is the mind of a man, not his friends or enemies, that leads him through the ways of evil.
There are three things that can not be hidden for long: The sun, the moon and the truth.
Every human being is the author of their own health or illness.
To have good health, find true happiness in the family and bring peace to all, man must first control his own mind. If he succeeds, he will have attained enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will come naturally to him.
Do not hurt others with what causes you pain.
They shape our thoughts. Those with minds free of selfish thoughts produce joy when they speak or act. Happiness follows them like a shadow.
A madman is known for his actions, a wise man too.
We are what we think, everything we are is raised with our thoughts. With them, we create the world.
Thousands of candles can be lit from only one, and the life of that candle will not be shortened. Happiness will never diminish because it is shared.
In what we think we become.
When one is liberated from the taste for the bad, when one is calm and finds pleasure in good teachings, when one has these feelings and appreciates oneself, then one becomes free from fear.
Nobody will punish you for your anger, your anger will punish you.
You deserve your affection and affection.
All the wrong acts come from the mind. If the mind changes, how could those acts remain?
To live a detached life, one should not feel ownership of anything in the midst of abundance.
The past is gone, the future is not here yet. There is only one moment that you live, and it is the present moment.
Just as a candle does not shine without fire, man can not exist without a spiritual life.
Reflection is the path to immortality; the lack of reflection, the road to death.