Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Gautama Buddha, this article we look at Gautama Buddha’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Gautama Buddha.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Gautama Buddha
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.


Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

Gautama Buddha

 Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Gautama Buddha

 Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?

Gautama Buddha
We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?


There are two obstacles to enlightenment: 1. Thinking you know. 2 Thinking you don’t know.

Gautama Buddha
 There are two obstacles to enlightenment: 1. Thinking you know. 2 Thinking you don't know.


After enlightenment, the laundry.

Gautama Buddha
 After enlightenment, the laundry.


Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

Gautama Buddha

 Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.


Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.

Gautama Buddha
 Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.


Remember, the greatest gift to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

Gautama Buddha
 Remember, the greatest gift to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.


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

 However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little

Gautama Buddha

 Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little


Mind is everything. What we think, we become.

Gautama Buddha

 Mind is everything. What we think, we become.


To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.

Gautama Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.


All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.

Gautama Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.


To awaken, sit calmly, letting each breath clear your mind and open your heart.

Gautama Buddha

 To awaken, sit calmly, letting each breath clear your mind and open your heart.


Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.

Gautama Buddha

 Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.


The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.

Gautama Buddha
 The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.


In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Gautama Buddha
 In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.


Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

Gautama Buddha

 Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.


This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.

Gautama Buddha

 This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.


Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.

Gautama Buddha

 Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.


Mindfulness of the body leads to nirvana.

Gautama Buddha

 Mindfulness of the body leads to nirvana.


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
 Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness.  Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.


Learn to ne happy with what you have.


Gautama Buddha
 Learn to ne happy with what you have.

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