Buddha on Suffering

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

~ Buddha

Buddha on Envy

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Action

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Ambition

“Do not ask for family or power or wealth, either for yourself or another. Can a wise person wish to rise unjustly?”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Words

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

~ Buddha

Buddha on Honesty

“Like a lovely flower, bright and fragrant, are the fine and truthful words of one who means what they say.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Work

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

~ Buddha

Buddha on Anger

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

~ Buddha

Buddha on Malice

“As dust thrown against the wind, mischief is blown back in the face of the fool who wrongs the pure and harmless.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Evil

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

~ Buddha

Buddha on Thoughts

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Evil

“What is evil? … lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil: envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Lies

“In the same way, Rahula,” the Buddha continued, “when anyone feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, they will not do.”

~ Buddha