Top 50 Inspirational Quotes by Gautama Buddha

Gautam Buddha :
The founder of Buddhism, was born in a princely Kshatriya family of Kapilavastu in the Nepalese Tarai to the north of the Basti district in U.P. He delivered his first sermon at the Deer Park at Sarnath near Benaras. He died at Kusinagar.

In so many competitive examinations, the quotes related  questions of great persons are being asked frequently. Having this in the mind, here the collection of 50 quotes from the quotations of Mahatma Gandhi is given below.

1. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
2. I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
3. I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
4. To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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5. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
6. Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
7. Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
8. Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
9. Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
10. 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.
11. I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.
12. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.
13. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
14. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
15. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
16. 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.
17. Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
18. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
19. It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
20. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
21. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
22. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
23. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
24. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
25. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
26. He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
27. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
28. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
29. The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
30. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
31. Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.
32. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
33. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
34. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
35. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
36. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
37. There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
38. Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
39. All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
40. Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
41. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
42. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
43. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha
44. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
45. Doubt everything. Find your own light.
46. The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
47. 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.
48. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
49. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
50. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it