Karma Quotes

Karma Quotes

There are a lot of wonderful quotes about reincarnation, past lives and karma…here are a few of my favorites…


“Delusions are states of mind which, when they arise within our mental continuum, leave us disturbed, confused and unhappy. Therefore, those states of mind which delude or afflict us are called ‘delusions’…”

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

“When you lose, do not lose the lesson.”

“Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions.”

“Follow the 3 RES.
RESpect for others.
RESpect for yourself.
RESponsibility for all your actions.”

“If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you
can survive without it.”

“Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.”

“Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to
be happy, practice compassion.”

“Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship.”

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”

“When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”

“Spend some amount of time alone everyday.”

“Open youself to change, but do not let go of your values.”

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s
ability, one can build a better world.”

“Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer.”

“Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older you can
look back and enjoy it a second time.”

“A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for a great life.”

“In disagreements with loved ones, only deal with the present. Do not bring up the past.”

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

“Be gentle with the earth.”

“Once a year, go some place you have never been.”

“The best relationship is one which your love for each other exceeds your need for one another.”

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.”

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion, and forgiveness are the important things that should be part of our daily lives.”


“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”

“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being — not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money — but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.”

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

“You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.”


“Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s
binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations—and all things we experience are our creations.”
- Sol Luckman

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”
- Sakyong Mipham

“You must acknowledge and experience this part of the universe. Karma is intricate, too vast. You would, with your limited human senses, consider it too unfair. But you have tools to really, truly love. Loving the children is very important. But love everyone as you would love your children.”
- Kuan Yin

“Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.”
- Bohidharma

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act nonvirtuously, suffering results.
- Sakyong Mipham

“I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.”
- Sandra Bullock

‘When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection’.
- Richard Gere

‘Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap… We reap what we sow! We reap what we sow. The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law.”
- Nina Hagen

“As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.”
- Nina Hagen

“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.”
- Yannick Noah

“Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.”
- Rick Springfield

“I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We’re all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day.”
- Angie Stone

“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.”
- Holly Valance

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched …but are felt in the heart.”
- Helen Keller

“When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside.  It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.”
- Harold Kushner

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”
- Anne Frank

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
- Albert Schweitzer

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

“Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself.”
Elvis Presley, American rock ‘n’ roll icon (1935-1977)

“Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run… Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times. The seeds of hatred and revenge which they [sow] with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain.”
Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father and U.S. president (1743-1826), letter to Francois de Marbois, 1817

Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations-and all things we experience are our creations.
Sol Luckman

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, French-based Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and author (b. 1926)

“Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.”
Elbert Hubbard, American entrepreneur and philosopher (founder of the Roycroft firm) (1856-1915)

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.”

“The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”
George Bernard Shaw, Anglo-Irish dramatist and wit (1856-1950)

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.”
William Penn, American colonial leader (1644-1718)

“No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward.”
Booker T. Washington, American educator (1856-1915)

“Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.”
William Penn, American colonial leader (1644-1718)

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”

“They who live have all things; they who withhold have nothing.”
Hindu proverb

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), Indian philosopher and founder of Buddhism (c. 563-c. 483 B.C.)

“No man is more cheated than a selfish man.”
Henry Ward Beecher, American preacher (1813-1887)

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher (121-180 A.D.)

“People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead.”
Edith Wharton, American novelist (1862-1937), from The Age of Innocence

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold in them.”
Elbert Hubbard, American entrepreneur and philosopher (founder of the Roycroft firm) (1856-1915)

“Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.”
Felix Adler, American educator and reformer (1851-1933)

“Doubt breeds doubt.”
Franz Grillparzer, Austrian dramatist and poet (1791-1872)

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German statesman, poet, novelist, dramatist and scientist (1749-1832)

“Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
Leonardo DaVinci

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
- Philo

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
- Barbara De Angelis