Buddha Quotes About Life


Do you have any favorite Buddha quotes about life?

There is no doubt that the teachings of Buddha have helped millions upon millions to understand more about life and fulfill their purpose. Buddha’s perspective on life is one that is very interesting and fully understanding his teachings can be a solid foundation for living a life that is full of peace and happiness.

I am not a follower of Buddhism but I can boldly say that my life has greatly transformed since I was introduced to the teachings of Buddha. The teachings and philosophies of Buddha truly transcends religion.

Here are some of my favorite Buddha quotes about life:

Buddha Quotes About Life

Buddha Quotes On Life

1. “Life is uncertain; death is certain.”

2. “Remember that the only constant in life is change.”

3. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.”

4. “Long life is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.”

5. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”

6. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”

7. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”

8. “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

9. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

10. “Our life is a creation of our mind.”

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

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

13. “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”

14. “Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.”

15. “A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

16. “Observe the life by cause and consequence. Explore the life by wisdom. Treat the life by equality. Complete the life by love.”

17. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”

18. “Life is easy For the man who is without shame, Impudent as a crow, A vicious gossip, Vain, meddlesome, dissolute. But life is hard For the man who quietly undertakes The way of perfection, With purity, detachment and vigor. He sees light.”

19. “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.”

20. “Now, I tell you, these… things are not to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes. If they were to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes, who here would lack them? It’s not fitting for the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice leading to long life. In so doing, he will attain long life.”

21. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.”

22. “May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”

23. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”

24. “Life is a river always flowing. do not hold onto things. work hard.”

25. “Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.”

26. “She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”

27. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”

28. “Wakefulness is the way to life. The fool sleeps as if he were already dead, But the Master is awake and he lives forever.”

29. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”

30. “Though one should live a hundred years without wisdom and control, yet better, indeed, is a single day’s life of one who is wise and meditative.”

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

32. “Life is pain.”

33. “Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”

34. “All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.”

35. “The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it.”

36. “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

37. “Your life is falling away. Death is at hand. Where will you rest on the way? What have you taken with you?

38. “Who have not led the holy life nor riches won while young, they linger on as aged cranes around a fished-out pond.”

39. “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.”

40. “Better it is to live alone; there is no fellowship with a fool. Live alone and do no evil; be carefree like an elephant in the elephant forest.”

41. “In life, we can’t always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to the first. This second arrow is optional.”

42. “Though all one’s life a fool associates with a wise person, one no more comprehends the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavor of the soup.”

43. “Embrace nothing: If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet your father, kill your father. Only live your life as it is, Not bound to anything.”

44. “In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.”

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

46. “To life in the consciousness of the inevitability of suffering, of becoming enfeebled, of old age and of death, is impossible — we must free ourselves from life, from all possible life.”

47. “And if there is no other world, no reward and no punishment of good and bad actions, then I live at least here, in this world, an untroubled and happy life, free from hate and unfriendliness.” Of this second consolation (s)he is assured.”

48. “Just as a line drawn on water with a stick will quickly vanish and will not last long; even so is human life like a line drawn on water. It is short, limited, and brief; it is full of suffering, full of tribulation. This one should wisely understand, one should do good and live a pure life; for none who is born can escape death.”

49. “Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.”

50. “Life is so very hard. How can we be anything but kind?”

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