50 Inspirational Eastern Philosophy Quotes By Famous Philosophers

Looking for wise quotes from ancient Eastern Philosophers? We have rounded up the best collection of Eastern Philosophy quotes, sayings, proverbs, phrases, (with images and pictures) by famous thinkers to inspire you with words of wisdom.

Eastern philosophy or Asian philosophy includes the various philosophies that originated in East and South Asia, including Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy (including Hindu philosophy, Jain philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and Sikh philosophy), Japanese philosophy, Korean philosophy, and Vietnamese philosophy and more.

These traditional quotes are deep and give a amazing perspective on love, life, death, success, and more. Hope these quotes inspire you.

Eastern Philosophy Quotes

  1. “The obstacle is the path.” – Zen Proverb

  2. “Be the change you want to see.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  3. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

  4. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius

  5. “The gift of truth excels all other gifts.”- Gautama Buddha

  6. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”- Confucius

  7. “The gift of truth excels all other gifts.” – Gautama Buddha

  8. “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

  9. “As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” – Lao Tzu

  10. “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”- Alan Watts

  11. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

  12. “Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”- Laozi

  13. “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

  14. “The journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

  15. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”- Confucius

  16. “Living a life without limits is the highest state of existence.” – Lieh Tzu

  17. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”- Omar Khayyam

  18. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

  19. “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”- Confucius

  20. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu

  21. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”- Confucius

  22. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”- Confucius

  23. “Being deeply loved gives you strength; loving deeply gives you courage. ”- Lao Tzu

  24. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” – Gautama Buddha

  25. “You are not here to change the world. The world is here to change you.” – Shantideva

  26. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

  27. “Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”- Dalai Lama

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

  29. “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes. And the grass grows by itself.” – Zen Proverb

  30. “Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.”- Confucius

  31. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”- Confucius

  32. “To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.”- Laozi

  33. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures. ”- Lao Tzu

  34. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha

  35. “Creating without claiming, doing without taking credit, guiding without interfering, this is Primal Virtue.” – Lao Tzu

  36. “No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. ”-Ramana Maharshi

  37. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

  38. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: ‘we did it ourselves’.”- Laozi

  39. “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”- Confucius

  40. “Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. – This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.” – Lao Tzu

  41. “Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” – Chuang Tzu

  42. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

  43. “To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”- Sun Tzu

  44. “We cling to our own point of view as though everything depended on it, yet our opinions have no permanence. Like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.”

  45. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”- Laozi

  46. “By three methods we may learn wisdom” First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

  47. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

  48. “If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”- Confucius

  49. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

  50. “When I look at what the world does and where people nowadays believe they can find happiness, I am not sure that that is true happiness. The happiness of these ordinary people seems to consist in slavishly imitating the majority.” – Zhuangzi

 

 

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