If anyone can make sense of the mystery of life, it is Buddha. He has gotten to the very essence of what it means to be alive. Here are a huge collection of spiritual Buddha quotes that we have curated for our readers.

“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.”
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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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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
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“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.”
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“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”
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“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.”
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“All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arising. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed.”
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“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”
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“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.”
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“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
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“Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one – himself. Better to conquer yourself than others.”
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“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
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“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
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“Your actions are your only belongings.”
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“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
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“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”
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“The greatest prayer is patience.”
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“Pure-limbed, white-canopied, one-wheeled, the cart roles on. See him that cometh: faultless, stream-cutter, bondless he.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“If a traveler does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.”
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“From a withered tree, a flower blooms.”
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“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.”
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“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”
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“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
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“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
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“May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“The darkest night is ignorance.”
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“When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.”
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“There are no chains like hate… Dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.”
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“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life.”
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“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
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“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
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“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”
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“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”
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“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”
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“A jug fills drop by drop.”
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“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
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“When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.”
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“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.”
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“Analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless.”
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“Attachment leads to suffering.”
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“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”
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“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.”
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“How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.”
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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”
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“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”
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“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”
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“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”
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“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”
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“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.”
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“The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure.”
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“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways.”
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“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.”
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“‎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.”
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“For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.”
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“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”
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“All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.”
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“Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out.”
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“Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.”
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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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“The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next.”
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“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”
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“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”
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“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
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“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”
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“This I tell you: decay is inherent in all conditioned things. Work out your own salvation, with diligence.”
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“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
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“Life is a river always flowing. Do not hold onto things. Work hard.”
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“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
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“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.”
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“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
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“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
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“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”
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“Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.”
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“The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.”
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“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.”
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“He is able who thinks he is able.”
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“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
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“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”
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“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
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“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”
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“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
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“Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.”
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“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”
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“The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.”
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“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
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“Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.”
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“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
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“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
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“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
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“Contentment is the greatest wealth.”
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“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.”
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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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“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
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“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”
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“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
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“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.”
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“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”
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“To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.”
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“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
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“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
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“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.”
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“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
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“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”
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“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”
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“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.”
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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“You only lose what you cling to.”
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“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
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“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.”
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“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
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“Be greatly aware of the present.”
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“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
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“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.”
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“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
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“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”
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“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”
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“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”
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