Inspirational Buddist Quotations for a Peaceful Life

Buddha meaning a person who is awake. At the age of 29 Siddhart Goutam left his palace in the search of enlightenment and after 49 days of deep meditation he attended enlightenment and latterly known as Buddha He spent the rest of his life teaching people how to realize enlightenment for themselves.

Here are Buddha quotes for living a more peaceful life.

Buddha Quotes on Love

  • True love is born from understanding.
  • Love is not between beautiful a man and woman, Love is between two beautiful hearts.
  • If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
  • Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  • Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so, let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
  • Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.
  • Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Buddha Quotes on Life

  • Life is suffering.
  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
  • 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.
  • To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

Buddha Quotes on Peace

  • Peace comes from within. do not seek it without.
  • Better than a thousand hollow words. Is one word that brings peace.
  • Do not learn how to react, learn how to respond.
  • Those who are free of resentful thought surely find peace.
  • Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.

Buddha Quotes on Happiness

  • Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
  • A disciplined mind brings happiness.
  • There is no path to happiness, Happiness is a path.
  • Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
  • One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.
  • 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.
  • Learn to Let go- This is the secrete of Happiness.
  • Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Buddha Quotes on Anger

  • You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
  • Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
  • You are the first victim of your own anger.
  • Explain your anger, don’t express it and you will immediately open the door to solutions instead of arguments.
  • Conquer anger with non- anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.
  • You are the first victim of your own anger.

Buddha Quotes On Death

  • Life is uncertain. Death is certain.
  • No one can escape from death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life. They will be disappointed.
  • Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.
  • Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
  • The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.

Buddha Quotes on Karma

  • Not even death can wipe out our good deeds.
  • One who previously made bad karma, but who reforms and creates good karma, brightens the world like the moon appearing from behind a cloud.
  • How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
  • Just as one can make a lot of garlands from a heap of flowers, so man, subject to birth and death as he is, should make himself a lot of good karma.

Buddha Quotes on Relationship

  • If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Buddha Quotes on Meditation

  • Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.
  • Meditation brings wisdom, lack of meditation leaves ignorance.

Buddha Quotes on Fear

  • There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.
  • Death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
  • The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Buddha Quotes on Enlightenment/ Inspirational Quotations

  • Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.
  • Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
  • If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
  • Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
  • If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.
  • workout your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
  • Speak well of others. Not of their faults.
  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  • You only lose what you cling to.
  • It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  • To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
  • No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
  • However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
  • Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the ocean’s depth are calm.
  • It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.
  • If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

Buddha Quotes on Suffering

  • Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
  • Root of suffering is attachment.
  • Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

Buddha Quotes on Truth

  • The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  • Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun, and the Truth.
  • Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  • In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.