Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni
c. 560 B.C.
c. 480 B.C.

Hindu Religious Teacher, Founder of Buddhism

Author Quotes

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

Everything is a succession of appearances whose source is the accumulation of causes and conditions.

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

Human beings tend to move in the direction of their thoughts.

If a man speaks and acts with a good mind, happiness follows him like his shadow.

If a man speaks or acts with pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.

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.

Mind is everything... We become what we think.

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred - this is the law eternal.

Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else... Since things do not differ in their essential nature, there can be no duality.

Real wealth is not gold but mind.

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

The first steps toward spiritual freedom from the worldly bonds and fetters are to control one's mind, to stop idle talk, and to be somewhat pensive.

All life is sorrowful.

The greatest prayer is patience.

Believe nothing, O Monk, merely because you have been told it. But believe what, after due examination and analysis, you find conducive to the welfare of all beings

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

You must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.

We are what we think, having become what we thought.

Whatever suffering there is in this world, all arises from desiring only myself to be happy. And whatever joy there is in this world, all arises from desiring to share my happiness with everyone.

When someone goes wrong, it is right for his real friends to move him, even by force, to do the right thing... Do not examine the limitations of others. Examine how you can change your own.

Whoever lives looking for pleasure only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his enjoyments, idle and weak, the tempter will certainly overcome him, as the wind blows down a weak tree.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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First Name
Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni
Birth Date
c. 560 B.C.
Death Date
c. 480 B.C.
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Hindu Religious Teacher, Founder of Buddhism