Gautama Buddha Inspirational Quotes for Peaceful Life

Dear readers we have collected lots of inspirational saying and quotes related to Buddhism and Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism. 

Brief Introduction Of Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism and is believed to have lived and taught between sixth and fourth centuries BCE. The story of Gautama Buddha had been passed on to generations and has received many variations and additions on its journey. Buddha, or “the enlightened one”, is believed to be born in Lumbini, which is present day Nepal. 

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Although there have been accounts and stories that Gautama Buddha was an ordinary prince and lived his life as one, some biographies of Gautama Buddha, suggest that he was never seen as an ordinary man, or in that sense, a mere human. He was believed to bear the thirty-two major and eight minor signs of being a “super-human”.

Inspirational Quotes By 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?”

****“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.”

****“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon.... If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

****“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

****“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”

****“You only lose what you cling to.”

****“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”

****“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

****“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.”

****“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

****“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.”

****“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

****“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”

****“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

****“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.”

****“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

****“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

****“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

****“Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness’ — then you should enter & remain in them.

****“It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way.