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Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha,or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.

Below are some of his best quotes.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. -Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.-Buddha
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. -Buddha
The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood. -Buddha
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha
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. -Buddha
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
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. -Buddha
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. -Buddha
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? -Buddha
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. -Buddha
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. -Buddha
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. -Buddha
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. -Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. -Buddha
Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha
A jug fills drop by drop. -Buddha
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death. -Buddha
It is better to travel well than to arrive. -Buddha
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. -Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. -Buddha
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. -Buddha
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. -Buddha
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. -Buddha
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law. -Buddha
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. -Buddha
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. -Buddha

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