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Great Quotes by the Great Buddha

scan001312.jpg   It’s Saturday.  Take a break and spend some time with yourself. 

Teachings of Gautam Buddha

On Judgmental People:
People with opinions just go around bothering each other.

On Anger:
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

On Truth:
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

On Anger:
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

On Work:
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.

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

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

On Good Deeds:
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

On Thought:
The mind is everything. What you think you become.

On Gratitude:
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

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

Marcia, Your Confidence Coach

PS What is your favorite quote and why?  What does it mean to and for you?


May 12, 2007 - Posted by | change, choice, knowledge, self improvement


  1. My favourite quote is “The mind is everything. What you think you become”

    I personally believe that human mind is a very amazing tool. It can control your emotion, and in some extent what you will become in the future.

    With our mind, we can choose to be sad or happy. We can choose to be poor or rich. We can choose to believe in Internet Business, or not.

    Human is mind is the most powerful tool on this earth if it is correctly, and effectively.

    Cheow Yu Yuan

    Comment by homebizgears | May 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. cheow,
    thank you for sharing your favorite quote and why. it is psychic that you mentioned that quote. while i am an optimsit and do like that quote also, last night i was watching philip zimbardo talk about his book “the lucifer effect” which talked about our “dark” side. that was pretty frightening to me. the human mind is capable of greatness as well as supreme horror. the power can go either way.

    Comment by abetteryou | May 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Yea, is a twins edge sword. I always believe that when there is a “bright” side in us, there will always be a “dark” side. It is up to us to balance it.

    Cheow Yu Yuan

    Comment by homebizgears | May 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. nice post, i especially like this one.

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

    Comment by Sophiagurl | May 14, 2007 | Reply

  5. sophiagurl, that is also a wonderful one.

    thanks for sharing your favorite.

    i guess that is why he is called “the great buddha” because his words touch so many people with truth and meaning.

    Comment by abetteryou | May 14, 2007 | Reply


    Comment by Shivnag | August 12, 2008 | Reply

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