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Buddha Quotes

(568-488 BC), Founder of Buddhism

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

Category: Anger

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Category: Anger

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

Category: Anger

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.

Category: Belief

Everything changes, nothing remains without change.

Category: Change

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.

Category: Character

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Category: Control

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

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.

Category: Doubt

The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.

Category: Effort

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

Category: Endurance

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.

Category: Enjoyment

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

Category: Evil

I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.

Category: Experience

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

Category: Family