The following is a list of inspiring Buddha quotes on happiness, love, change and even death. The spiritual leader’s focus on peace, enlightenment and compassion are inspiring and thought provoking:
Buddha Quotes on Happiness
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
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.
If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
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.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
May all beings have happy minds.
One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.
To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
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.
Those who consider the unessential to be essential, and see the essential as unessential, don’t reach the essential, living in the field of wrong intention.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Buddha Quotes on Love
When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.
Buddha Quotes on Change
Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
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.
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.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
Buddha Quotes on Death
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.
Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.
Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are.