Indian philosopher and the founder of Buddhism (623/563 BCE - 543/483 BCE)
Gautama Buddha was an ascetic and spiritual teacher of ancient India who lived during the 6th or 5th century BCE. He was the founder of Buddhism and is revered by Buddhists as a fully enlightened being who taught a path to Nirvana, freedom from ignorance, craving, rebirth and suffering.
Buddha Quotes Page 4
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.
If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.
Let no sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou hast thrice re- viewed the transactions of the past day. Where have I turn-ed aside from rectitude? What have I been doing? What haveI left undone, which I ought to have done? Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
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.
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.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Like a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so the wise are not moved by praise or blame.