30 Of The Best Buddha Quotes on Changing Yourself & Change In Life

Changing ourselves for the better is not always easy. Sometimes our thoughts and beliefs can be at odds with changes that we want to make, causing resistance and reactive actions and habits.

A great way to get our beliefs and thoughts on board with what we truly want is through the teachings of Buddha.

Who was Buddha?

Gautama Buddha (or simply ‘Buddha’) is regarded as the founder of Buddhism.

The Buddha, meaning ‘Enlightened One’, taught (amongst other things) that we are able to train our minds through practices such as mindfulness.

Buddhists are followers of Buddha. They believe that he was an enlightened being who helped them to understand the purpose of life on earth, how to live a happy and fulfilling life, and how to end suffering.

Buddha Quotes on Changing Yourself

Buddha Quotes on Changing Yourself

Buddha believed that change is inevitable and that it is the only constant in life. He taught that we should not resist change, but flow with it.

When we are open to change, we are open to new possibilities. We can let go of our attachments and fears. We can live more fully in the present moment.

The following wise, straight forward and sincere quotes from Buddha are all about change throughout life, taking a considered approach and being aware of the power of our thoughts. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do:


The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Buddha


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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha


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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Buddha


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A jug fills drop by drop. Buddha


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


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


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Buddha Quotes on Change


Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. Buddha


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


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Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life. Buddha


One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond. Buddha


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha


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. Buddha


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


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



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Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha



We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha



If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. Buddha



To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha



It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha



Meditation brings wisdom, lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back and choose the path that leads to wisdom. Buddha



All wrongdoing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? Buddha



I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. Buddha



Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. Buddha



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. Buddha



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


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


Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha


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


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


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