Below are 9 inspirational, motivational, lifestyle quotes from Buddha….
But first, here is a short introduction to Buddha and what Buddhism actually means….



Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population.
Followers are known as Buddhists.
Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies.

Buddhism originated in ancient India as a Sramana tradition sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BC, spreading through much of Asia. In Buddhism, it is worth noting there is no single holy book.

Buddhists believe that the human life is one of suffering and that meditation, spiritual and physical labour and good behavior are the ways to achieve enlightenment, or nirvana. In seeking this state of nirvana, they are following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment.
There is no belief in a personal god – Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible.

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama in Sanskrit or simply the Buddha, was a monk, mendicant, philosopher, teacher, sage and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions.
‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’ – someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are.

Karma is the belief that every act has a consequence later on in life. It’s not certain when, but every genuinely good intention will get good karma and every evil act will get bad karma.

Seated Buddha ornament

Seated Buddha ornament


“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

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

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”

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

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

“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

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

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

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

Seated Buddha praying ornament

Seated Buddha praying ornament

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