Verified Buddha Quotes to Guide You On Your Path of Enlightenment

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Did you know that most of the Buddha quotes you see on quote websites and social media are actually fake?! To clarify this misconception we decided to publish this article where we have collected only verified Buddha quotes that come from the actual Buddhist scriptures. Let’s spread the real Buddha teaching!

40 Verified Buddha Quotes


“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”
Buddha (Utthana Sutta of the Sutta Nipata)


“In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


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“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 223)


“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 39)


“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”
Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”
– Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya)


“The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”
– Buddha (Kimsila Sutta)


“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)


“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 129)


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


“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 50)


“Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 183)


“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)


“Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.”
– The Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya)


“Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”
– Buddha (Magandiya Suta)


You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.
– Buddha (Dhammapada)


“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current – how can he help others across?”
Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“Those who grasp at perceptions and views go about butting their heads in the world.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads – such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“To support mother and father, and cherish partner and children – this is the greatest blessing.”
– Buddha (Mangala Sutta)


“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”
– Buddha (Udana)


“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 118)


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Give, even if you only have a little.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 224)


“As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”
– Buddha (Kimsuka Sutta)


Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”
– Buddha (Sallekha Sutta)


“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)


“Attachment is the root of suffering.”
– Buddha


“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 270)


“As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.
Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.
– Buddha (Nalaka Sutta)


“As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 320)


“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)


“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)


“Live with no sense of ‘mine,’ not forming attachment to experiences.”
Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
– The Buddha (Sutta Nipata)


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“As a mother would protect her only child with her life … cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)


Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
– Buddha (Dhammapada)


“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

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