Siddhartha Gautama, "Buddha", is the primary figure in Buddhism and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
Here are some of his quotes that really speak to me:
1."Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
2."No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
3."Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."
4."The mind is everything. What you think you become."
5.“Give, even if you only have a little.”
6.“Conquer anger with non-anger.
Conquer badness with goodness.
Conquer meanness with generosity.
Conquer dishonesty with truth.”
7."Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
8.“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
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9.“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.”
10.“Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”