Quotations by Buddha

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

Buddha

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

Buddha

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Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.

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

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

Buddha

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A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

Buddha

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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.

Buddha

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Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Buddha

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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

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Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Buddha

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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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.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

Buddha

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Buddha

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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Buddha

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What is the appropriate behavior for a person in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to their piece of debris? What is the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

Buddha

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

Buddha

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All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Buddha

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Buddha

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In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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

Buddha

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Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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

Buddha

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A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

Buddha

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Buddha

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Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Buddha

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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.

Buddha

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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddha

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Buddha

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Buddha

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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.

Buddha

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

Buddha

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The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

Buddha

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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Buddha

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What is the appropriate behavior for a person in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to their piece of debris? What is the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

Buddha

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All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Buddha

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Buddha

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In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Buddha

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

Buddha