When facing a life crisis or when in self-doubt, these ten quotes by Gautam Buddha are sure to steer you back on the right path.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Gautam Buddha

 

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

 

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Gautam 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. Gautam Buddha

 

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

 

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. Gautam Buddha

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. Gautam Buddha

 

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. Gautam 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? Gautam Buddha

 

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely Gautam Buddha

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