Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

Born
October 11, 1926 Thich Nhat Hanh Province, Vietnam.

Occupation
Buddhist monk.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. 

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

If you’re a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

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 Hanh

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

There are many levels of Christianity. There are many notions about God. To believe that God is a person is just one of the notions of God that you can find in Christianity. So, we should not say that there is one Christianity. There are many Christianities.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

If you can feel that Mother Earth is in you, and you are Mother Earth, then you are not any longer afraid to die because the earth is not dying. Like a wave appears and disappears and appears again.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

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 Hanh

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?
– Thich Nhat Hanh

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.
– Thich Nhat Hanh