42 Brilliant Buddha Quotes on Peace, Life & Happiness

The principles of the Buddha are ones we can all live by, regardless of our beliefs.

The Buddha teaches us enlightenment, peace, to be at one with ourselves and happiness.

I’ve combined a list of 42 Buddha quotes on peace, life and happiness. Take a look below and let us know your favorite quotes in the comment section.


42 Buddha Quotes on Peace, Life & Happiness

1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

2. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

3. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

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

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

6. “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” – Buddha

7. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” – Buddha

8. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” – Buddha

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


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10. “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha


11. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.” – Buddha

12. “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” – Buddha

13. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

14. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

15. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.” – Buddha

16. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

17. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

18. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

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


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


21. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

22. “People with opinions just go around bothering one another.” – Buddha

23. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha

24. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

25. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.” – Buddha

26. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

27. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” – Buddha

28. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” – Buddha


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29. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha


30. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

31. “With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.” – Buddha

32. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

33. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

34. “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.” – Buddha

35. “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” – Buddha

36. “Give, even if you only have a little.” – Buddha

37. “Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.” – Buddha

38. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.” – Buddha

39. “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.” – Buddha

40. “One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.” – Buddha

41. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.” – Buddha

42. “The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.” – Buddha



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