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19 Amazing Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Peace + Mindfulness

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First, who is Thich Nhat Hanh?

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Buddhist spiritual leader known as the “Father of mindfulness.”

He founded the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism in southern France. 

Engaged Buddhism seeks to incorporate mindfulness into daily activities. 

The tradition trains practitioners to practice mindfulness throughout the day to cultivate joy and inner peace in whatever they do: laundry, washing dishes, walking, etc. 

Popular Thich Nhat Thanh Books: The Miracle of Mindfulness, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child, and You Are Here


What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Spiritual teachers have a powerful effect on our consciousness. They give us a different perspective on life and support our healing, well-being, and enlightenment journey.

Daily inspirational quotes help us better understand why we are here and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 19 wise quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh to support your spiritual journey.

19 Powerful Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace, and love.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Each time you look at a tangerine, you can see deeply into it. You can see everything in the universe in one tangerine. When you peel it and smell it, it’s wonderful. You can take your time eating a tangerine and be very happy.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful…How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural–you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Without suffering, there’s no happiness. So we shouldn’t discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world with a lot of tenderness.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh

“A true partner or friend is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“In true love, there is no pride.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“The source of love is deep in us, and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh


“Impermanence and selflessness are not negative aspects of life, but the very foundation on which life is built. Impermanence is the constant transformation of things. Without impermanence, there can be no life. Selflessness is the interdependent nature of all things. Without interdependence, nothing could exist.” ~ Thich Nhat Thanh

Closing Thoughts on Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

I hope these Thich Nhat Hann quotes help your spiritual journey. I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 44 Affirmations for Inner Peace, Calm, and Well-being

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