Top 10 Thích Nhất Hạnh Quotes

Thích Nhất Hạnh(October11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peace activist, who is best known for teaching mindfulness.

Here are Thích Nhất Hạnh’s most inspirational quotes:


We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

person walking on desert


Our own life has to be our message.

floating green leaf plant on person's hand


People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

person looking out through window


The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

pink lotus flowers


Until we are able to love and take care of ourselves, we cannot be much help to others.

silhouette of person's hands forming heart


Life is available only in the present moment.

man sitting near waterfalls


You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.

selective focus photography of monk at corridor


Yesterday is already gone. Tomorrow is not yet here. Today is the only day available to us; it is the most important day of our lives.

person with re dress with hands


Because you are alive, everything is possible.

person wearing white robe on top of rocky mountain

Thank you Thích Nhất Hạnh!

Interesting Thích Nhất Hạnh Facts:

  • In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • His nickname was Thay, “meaning teacher”.
  • He has more than 100 books published.


What are some of your favorite quotes?

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