Buddhism is a way of life practiced by more than 300 million people from all over the world. Here are 31 popular Buddha quotes that are wonderful examples of the teachings and beliefs of Buddhism.

One of the core beliefs of Buddhism is that it teaches that the solutions to our problems are within ourselves and not outside. The Buddha asked all his followers not to take his word as true, but rather to test the teachings for themselves. ln this way, each person could decide for themselves and take responsibility for their own actions and understanding.

Please take a few minutes to read each of these wonderful quotes. 


1. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha


2. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha


3. You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. – Buddha


4. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha


5. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha


6. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your heart and soul to it. – Buddha


7. The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha


8. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha


9. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. – Buddha


10. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – Buddha


11. Doubt everything. Find your own light. – Buddha


12. Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. – Buddha


13. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha


14. It is better to travel well than to arrive. – Buddha


15. True love is born from understanding. – Buddha


16. In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? – Buddha


17. To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. – Buddha


18. There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. – Buddha


19. Pain is certain, suffering is optional. – Buddha


20. 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. – Buddha


21. To understand everything is to forgive everything. – Buddha


22. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. – Buddha


23. When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. – Buddha


24. Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop. – Buddha


25. Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. – Buddha


26. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. – Buddha


27. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – Buddha


28. I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done. – Buddha


29. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha


30. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Buddha


31. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. – Buddha


Damien Thomas

I believe that personal development is an exciting lifelong process as well as a wonderful journey of self-discovery. It is my sincere wish that I can help people to believe in themselves, believe in their dreams, and most importantly, to take action to achieve the life of their dreams.