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

Work out your own salvation with diligence.

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.

The greatest prayer is patience.

The others know not that in this quarrel we perish; those of them who realize it, have their quarrels calmed thereby.

The Truth is not Arbitrary or a Matter of Opinion, but can be Investigated,and Those who Earnestly Search for the Truth will Find It. The Truth is?Hidden to the Blind, but he who has the Mental Eye Sees the Truth.

There are friendships to one who lives in society; thus our present grief arises from having friendships; observing the evils resulting from friendship, let one walk alone like a rhinoceros.

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.

They lead the trained (horses or elephants) to an assembly. The king mounts the trained animal. Best among men are the trained who endure abuse.

Those indeed are conquerors who, as I have now, have conquered the intoxications (the mental intoxications arising from ignorance, sensuality, or craving after future life). Evil dispositions have ceased in me; therefore it is I that am conqueror!

Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself.

To eat meat is just a habit after we were born. In fact, we are not born to eat meat.

To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.

The hunger of passions is the greatest disease.

The parts and powers of man must be dissolved; work out your own salvation with diligence.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

There are having flowers in Spring, breezes in Summer, moon in Autumn, snows in Winter. If there is nothing worrying over you, it will be the best seasons at all times.

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.

Those which are produced from causes are not produced. They do not have an inherent nature of production. Those which depend on causes are said to be empty; those who know emptiness are aware.

Though one should live a hundred years without wisdom and control, yet better, indeed, is a single day’s life of one who is wise and meditative.

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.

The fool laughs at generosity. The miser cannot enter heaven. But the master finds joy in giving and happiness is his reward.

The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom.

The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment

The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next.

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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