52 inspiring buddhist quotes and sayings on life

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  • Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai

    is one of the biggest Buddhist temples

    in the city and houses the Phra Buddha Sihing, an important Buddha statue.


  • In the Wat compound there are famous Buddhist quotes and sayings

    attached to trees throughout the garden, which makes for an enlightened

    walk around the Wat.

    On my walks around the old city I would often make a detour to this

    garden to ponder these Buddhist quotes on life.

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    52 Inspiring Buddhist Quotes And Sayings On Life


  • If everything is gotten dreamily, it will go away dreamily too.

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  • Dhamma is systematic practice for a man at every stage of his life.

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  • Flattering words are but honey-coated poison.

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  • Light dispels darkness. Wisdom dispels ignorance.

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  • With Dhamma established in the mind, even bare rice is delicious enough.

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  • Those with good eye are inclined to fall into deep well.

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  • As you sow so you reap.

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  • Until death there is nothing enough.

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  • There is no glory for a lazy person however good looking

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  • Without recognition of death, how can there be any knowledge of it.

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  • Mans death is the least of all things material. What is left to the world is virtues and vices.

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  • The simplicity of the good man is hard to follow. The simplicity of the evil man is easy to follow.

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  • Physical charms attract the eyes, goodness attracts the mind.

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  • Failure teaches a man how to succeed.

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  • Poverty with dignity is better than wealth based on shame.

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  • Never is there any effect like that of merit.

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  • Without a beginning, there is nothing to worry about the end.

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  • The most valuable service is one rendered to our fellow humans

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  • Do not neglect recollection of death.

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  • Dont escape when you have a problem because there always is a way to solve it.

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  • Ignorance is the real evil.

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  • If there nothing that you like, you must like the things that you have.

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  • Better is to speak unpleasant truth than to tell lies.

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  • It is easy to know mans face, but it is difficult to know his thought.

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  • Peace is the highest bliss.

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  • Eat to live but live to eat.

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  • In time of suffering, only Dhamma is the real friend of the mind.

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  • Merit making calculated to impress is not real merit.

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  • Do try to do good but not to be great, otherwise you will be in danger.

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  • Everyone may be a fool but nobody is a fool for ever.

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  • No other foes are greater than birth and death. No other friends are greater than merits.

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  • With mindfulness, a person always prospers.

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  • There is no saturating the fire with fuel.

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  • The skilled man does not show off, but the man without knowledge usually show off.

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  • Crying with the wise is better than laughing with the fool.

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  • Anxiety shortens life.

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  • Not only to be receiver but also to be provider.

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  • Time and tide wait for no man.

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  • Living without hope is like burying oneself.

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  • Education is a guide, knowledge is a key.

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  • Selfishness is the father of all evil.

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  • To defeat others is the staring point of hatred and vengeance.

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  • Constant dripping wears away the stone.

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  • Every honest work is honourable work.

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  • Clean, Clear, Calm; these are Characteristics of a noble person.

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  • Good to forgive, the best to forget.

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  • It is flooded water that makes mud; it is clean water that wipes away mud.

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  • Merit is to be accumulated Evil is to be abandoned.

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  • Selfishness is the real enemy of peace.

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  • Today is better than two tomorrows.

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  • To do good and evil unseen by others are always seen by oneself.

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  • A man who will the public leader, must know to be the public follower.

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