Siddhartha Gautama - The Buddha Quotes

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Nothing is permanent.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

Be not misled by reports or tradition or common opinion. Be not misled by proficiency in the scriptures, nor by speculation and conclusions, nor by attractive theories and favorite ideas, nor by impressions of personal merits (of the teacher) and not by the authority of some master. But rather, Kalamas, when you discern yourselves: these […]

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Born out of concern for all beings.

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do […]

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.