The Best Buddhist Quotes To Enlighten Your Day In Koh Phangan

15 Dec 2019

Buddhism is the main religion here in Koh Phangan. To dip your feet into the teachings and thinking of Buddhist people, here’s a list of the best famous Buddhist quotes on life. May they enlighten you and inspire you to learn more about the Buddhist way! 

“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.”


“Flattering words are but honey-coated poison.”


“It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”


“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”


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


“The trouble is, you think you have time.”


“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”


“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ”


“There is no glory for a lazy person however good looking.”


“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”


“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

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


“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”


“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”


“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”


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


“Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”


“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” 

“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.”


“Don't escape when you have a problem because there is always a way to solve it.”


“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.”


“To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.”


“If there is nothing that you like, you must like the things that you have.”

“Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”


“Merit making calculated to impress is not real merit.”


“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


“There is no saturating the fire with fuel.”


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”


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


“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”


“Anxiety shortens life.”


“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”


“Time and tide wait for no man.”


“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. ”


“Living without hope is like burying oneself.”


“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.”


“Selfishness is the father of all evil.”


“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 conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”


“Constant dripping wears away the stone.”


“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”


“Every honest work is honourable work.”


“However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”


“Clean, clear, calm; these are characteristics of a noble person.”


“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ”


“Good to forgive, the best to forget.”


“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”


“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”


“Merit is to accumulated, evil is to be abandoned.”


“Physical charms attract the eyes, goodness attracts the mind.”


“Selfishness is the real enemy of peace.”


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

“Today is better than two tomorrows.”


“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”


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


“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”