Gautama Buddha Quotes On Meditation, Love And Happiness

The Buddha  was a philosophermendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism.  He taught for around 45 years and built a large following, both monastic and lay. His teaching is based on his insight into duḥkha (typically translated as “suffering”) and the end of dukkha – the state called Nirvana.

A couple of centuries after his death he came to be known by the title Buddha, which means “Awakened One” or the “Enlightened One”.

According to Buddha there are two types of happiness. First, there is the happiness visible in this very life. The Buddha states that four things lead to this happiness: “The accomplishment of persistent effort, the accomplishment of protection, good friendship, and balanced living.”

Here are The Best Gautama Buddha Quotes on Life, Meditation, Love and Happiness That Will Give Us True Lessons for Life.

Quotes On Life

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”


“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”


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

“You only lose what you cling to.”


“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”


“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

“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.”


“The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.”


“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

Quotes On Meditation

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

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


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


“If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.”

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”


“For soon the body is discarded, Then what does it feel? A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground, Then what does it know? Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother.”

“One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”


“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”

Buddha Quotes on Peace

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”


“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. ”


“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”


“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”


“The root of suffering is attachment.”

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