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  1. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” ― Gautama Buddha
  2. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  3. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Gautama Buddha
  4. “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha
  5. “You only lose what you cling to.” ― Gautama Buddha
  6. “Three things cannot hide for long: The Moon, the Sun and the Truth.” ― Gautama Buddha
  7. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” ― Gautama Buddha
  8. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  9. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ― Gautama Buddha
  10. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” ― Gautama Buddha
  11. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ― Gautama Buddha
  12. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” ― Gautama Buddha
  13. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” ― Gautama Buddha
  14. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  15. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” ― Gautama Buddha
  16. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  17. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” ― Gautama Buddha
  18. “It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way. ― Gautama Buddha
  19. “Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one — himself.” – Gautama Buddha
  20. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”― Gautama Buddha
  21. “Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.” ― Gautama Buddha
  22. “Words do not express thoughts very well; everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.” ― Gautama Buddha
  23. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” ― Gautama Buddha
  24. “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” ― Gautama Buddha
  25. “Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.” ― Gautama Buddha
  26. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” ― Gautama Buddha
  27. “All paths lead away from the truth. Truth is already here, so where are you going.” – Gautama Buddha
  28. “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine” ― Gautama Buddha
  29. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” ― Gautama Buddha
  30. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” ― Gautama Buddha
  31. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.” ― Gautama Buddha
  32. “As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.” ― Gautama Buddha
  33. “The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.” ― Gautama Buddha
  34. “Nothing is forever except change.” ― Gautama Buddha
  35. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” ― Gautama Buddha
  36. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ― Gautama Buddha
  37. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” ― Gautama Buddha
  38. “The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment” ― Gautama Buddha
  39. “With our thoughts we make the world.” ― Gautama Buddha
  40. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.” ― Gautama Buddha
  41. “A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” ― Gautama Buddha
  42. “True love is born from understanding.” ― Gautama Buddha
  43. “If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?” ― Gautama Buddha
  44. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  45. “Attachment leads to suffering.” ― Gautama Buddha
  46. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” ― Gautama Buddha
  47. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ― Gautama Buddha
  48. “Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ― Gautama Buddha
  49. “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” ― Gautama Buddha
  50. “Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.” ― Gautama Buddha
  51. “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.” ― Gautama Buddha
  52. “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all” ― Gautama Buddha
  53. “You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.” ― Gautama Buddha
  54. “A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness. Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s Ego, then remove “want,” that’s Desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness.” ― Gautama Buddha
  55. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” ― Gautama Buddha
  56. “What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil.” ― Gautama Buddha
  57. “She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.” ― Gautama Buddha
  58. “The greatest prayer is patience.” ― Gautama Buddha
  59. “You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.” ― Gautama Buddha
  60. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” ― Gautama Buddha
  61. “May all that have life be delivered from suffering” ― Gautama Buddha
  62. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” ― Gautama Buddha
  63. “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” ― Gautama Buddha
  64. “Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” ― Gautama Buddha
  65. “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.” ― Gautama Buddha
  66. “Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.” ― Gautama Buddha
  67. “A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” ― Gautama Buddha
  68. “Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” ― Gautama Buddha
  69. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  70. “The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.” ― Gautama Buddha
  71. “To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.” ― Gautama Buddha
  72. “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” ― Gautama Buddha
  73. “When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.” ― Gautama Buddha
  74. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.” ― Gautama Buddha
  75. “Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.” ― Gautama Buddha
  76. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ― Gautama Buddha
  77. “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” ― Gautama Buddha
  78. “If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.” ― Gautama Buddha
  79. “People with opinions just go around bothering one another.” ― Gautama Buddha
  80. “He is able who thinks he is able.” ― Gautama Buddha
  81. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” ― Gautama Buddha
  82. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”― Gautama Buddha
  83. “Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.”― Gautama Buddha
  84. “There are no chains like hate…dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.” ― Gautama Buddha
  85. “Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.” ― Gautama Buddha
  86. “Life is a river always flowing. do not hold onto things. work hard.” ― Gautama Buddha
  87. “Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.” ― Gautama Buddha
  88. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.” ― Gautama Buddha
  89. “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.” ― Gautama Buddha
  90. “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.” ― Gautama Buddha
  91. “There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.” ― Gautama Buddha
  92. “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.” ― Gautama Buddha
  93. “To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river.” ― Gautama Buddha
  94. “More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.” ― Gautama Buddha
  95. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” ― Gautama Buddha
  96. “It is better to travel, than to arrive” ― Gautama Buddha
  97. “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” ― Gautama Buddha
  98. “Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out” ― Gautama Buddha
  99. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ― Gautama Buddha
  100. “Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.” ― Gautama Buddha
  101. “Be greatly aware of the present.” ― Gautama Buddha
  102. “How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.” ― Gautama Buddha
  103. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world” ― Gautama Buddha
  104. “All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” ― Gautama Buddha
  105. “All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.” ― Gautama Buddha
  106. “‎Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.” ― Gautama Buddha
  107. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.” ― Gautama Buddha
  108. “The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.” ― Gautama Buddha
  109. “Though one should live a hundred years without wisdom and control, yet better, indeed, is a single day’s life of one who is wise and meditative.” ― Gautama Buddha
  110. “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it.” ― Gautama Buddha
  111. “Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.” ― Gautama Buddha
  112. For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.” ― Gautama Buddha
  113. “Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.” ― Gautama Buddha
  114. “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ― Gautama Buddha
  115. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” ― Gautama Buddha
  116. “The non-doing of any evil, the performance of what’s skillful, the cleansing of one’s own mind: this is the teaching of the Awakened.” ― Gautama Buddha
  117. “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.” ― Gautama Buddha
  118. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  119. “From a withered tree, a flower blooms” ― Gautama Buddha
  120. “Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily, the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.” ― Gautama Buddha
  121. “The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be Pure.” ― Gautama Buddha
  122. “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe” ― Gautama Buddha
  123. “The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next” ― Gautama Buddha
  124. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” ― Gautama Buddha
  125. “Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit; even tiny drops of water in the end will fill a huge vessel. Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be; it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain.” ― Gautama Buddha
  126. “A jug fills drop by drop.” ― Gautama Buddha
  127. “Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.” ― Gautama Buddha
  128. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” ― Gautama Buddha
  129. “Contentment is the greatest wealth” ― Gautama Buddha
  130. “If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” ― Gautama Buddha
  131. “The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.” ― Gautama Buddha
  132. “Those who consider the inessential to be essential and see the essential as inessential Don’t reach the essential, Living in the field of wrong intention” ― Gautama Buddha
  133. “The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.” ― Gautama Buddha
  134. “Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual.” ― Gautama Buddha
  135. “As a flower that is lovely and beautiful, but is scentless, even so fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who practices it not.” ― Gautama Buddha
  136. “In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate Only love dispels hate This is the law Ancient and inexhaustible You too shall pass away Knowing this, how can you quarrel” ― Gautama Buddha
  137. “It is in a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways.” ― Gautama Buddha
  138. “Of bones the city is made, plastered with flesh and blood, where decay and death are deposited, And pride, and ingratitude.” ― Gautama Buddha
  139. “If the selflessness of phenomena is analyzed and if this analysis is cultivated, it causes the effect of attaining nirvana. through no other cause does one come to peace.” ― Gautama Buddha
  140. “Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.” ― Gautama Buddha
  141. “If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.” ― Gautama Buddha
  142. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our own mind” ― Gautama Buddha
  143. “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” ― Gautama Buddha
  144. “Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate. Live in joy, in health, even among the afflicted. Live in joy, in peace, even among the troubled. Look within, be still. Free from fear and attachment, know the sweet joy of the way.” ― Gautama Buddha
  145. “Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no world lings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith” ― Gautama Buddha
  146. “Those which are produced from causes are not produced. they do not have an inherent nature of production. those which depend on causes are said to be empty; those who know emptiness are aware.” ― Gautama Buddha
  147. “Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.” ― Gautama Buddha
  148. “All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arising’s. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed.” ― Gautama Buddha
  149. “How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people.” ― Gautama Buddha
  150. “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” ― Gautama Buddha
  151. “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.” ― Gautama Buddha
  152. “Analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless.” ― Gautama Buddha
  153. “Those which arise dependently are free of inherent existence.” ― Gautama Buddha
  154. “Opinion, O disciples, is a disease; opinion is a tumor; opinion is a sore. He who has overcome all opinion, O disciples, is called a saint, one who knows.” ― Gautama Buddha
  155. “When you like a flower, you just pluck it but when you love a flower, you water it daily.” ― Gautama Buddha
  156. “Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” ― Gautama Buddha
  157. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ― Gautama Buddha
  158. “Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children.” ― Gautama Buddha
  159. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ― Gautama Buddha
  160. “The darkest night is ignorance.” ― Gautama Buddha
  161. “This I tell you: decay is inherent in all conditioned things. Work out your own salvation, with diligence.” ― Gautama Buddha
  162. “Greater than all the joys of heaven and earth, Greater still than dominion. Over all the worlds, Is the joy of reaching the stream?” ― Gautama Buddha
  163. “To life in the consciousness of the inevitability of suffering, of becoming enfeebled, of old age and of death, is impossible — we must free ourselves from life, from all possible life.” ― Gautama Buddha
  164. “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” ― Gautama Buddha
  165. “He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.” ― Gautama Buddha
  166. “Don’t give yourself to negligence, Don’t devote yourself to sensual pleasure, Vigilant and absorbed in meditation
  167. One attains abundant happiness.” ― Gautama Buddha
  168. “Emotion arise from Desire, hence an Illusion.” ― Gautama Buddha
  169. “The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be slaked. Desire is unquenchable or it ends in tears, even in heaven.” ― Gautama Buddha
  170. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself” ― Gautama Buddha
  171. “Ambition is like love, impatient of both delays and rivals” ― Gautama Buddha
  172. “Delightful are forests where the public does not delight. There the passion-free delight, not seeking sensual pleasure.” ― Gautama Buddha
  173. “Oneself, indeed, is one’s own protector. One does, indeed [make] one’s own destiny. Therefore, control yourself as a merchant does a fine horse.” ― Gautama Buddha
  174. “Love yourself and watch — today, tomorrow, and always.” ― Gautama Buddha
  175. “Though all one’s life a fool associates with a wise person, one no more comprehends the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavor of the soup.” ― Gautama Buddha
  176. “This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world: Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream; Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream. So is all conditioned existence to be seen.” ― Gautama Buddha
  177. “Your worst enemy cannot hurt you as much as your own thoughts, when you haven’t mastered them.” ― Gautama Buddha
  178. “We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.” ― Gautama Buddha
  179. “It’s your road…and yours alone… Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. No matter what path you choose, really walk it.” ― Gautama Buddha
  180. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” ― Gautama Buddha
  181. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ― Gautama Buddha
  182. “Many do not realize that we here must die for those who realize this quarrels end.” ― Gautama Buddha
  183. “Fearless, free of craving, and without blemish, having reached the goal and destroyed the arrows of becoming One is in one’s final body.” ― Gautama Buddha
  184. “When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ― Gautama Buddha
  185. “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.” ― Gautama Buddha
  186. “The less you have, the less you have to worry about.” ― Gautama Buddha
  187. “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.” ― Gautama Buddha
  188. “You don’t gather the beauty of a flower by plucking her petals.” ― Gautama Buddha
  189. “He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” ― Gautama Buddha
  190. “Virtuous people always let go. They don’t prattle about pleasures and desires. Touched by happiness and then by suffering, the sage shows no sign of being elated or depressed.” ― Gautama Buddha
  191. “The moment you see how important it is to love yourself, you will stop making others suffer.” ― Gautama Buddha
  192. “Those who do not know satisfaction, even when living in a heavenly palace, are still not satisfied. Those who do not know satisfaction, even if rich, are poor. People who know satisfaction, even if poor, are rich.” ― Gautama Buddha
  193. “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.” ― Gautama Buddha
  194. “Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.” – Gautama Buddha
  195. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” – Buddha
  196. “Do not learn how to react, learn how to respond.” – Buddha
  197. “Relax nothing is in control.” – Gautama Buddha

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