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Published on June 1st, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Buddha Quotes: Pearls Of Simple Wisdom

Buddha Quotes Photo By Otgo Otgonbayar Ershuu Creative Commons ShareAlike Licence

Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Buddha quotes.

‘An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.’

‘Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.’

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

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

‘The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.’

‘We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.’

Buddha Quotes Painting Circa 700 to 1100 Common Era

‘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.’

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

‘The mind is everything. What you think you become.’

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.’

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

‘It is better to travel well than to arrive.’

‘Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.’

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For more Buddha quotes check out Search Quotes.

You may also wish to check out Jesus Christ Quotes: Thoughts From Christianity’s First Leader, Kahlil Gibran Quotes: Author Of The Prophet and Confucius Quotes: The Originator Of Confucian Philosophy.


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