We collected these Karma Quotes as a resource to help you live a calm, positive and rewarding life.

Karma is a Sanskrit word that literally means “action” or “deed.” In Hinduism, it is the cosmic principle of cause and effect, the cycle of birth and death to which all beings are subjected. Good deeds bring good karma; bad deeds bring bad karma.

Karma is often described as the “law of cause and effect.” It is the belief that our actions have consequences, both in this life and in future lives. The law of karma is often compared to the law of gravity: what goes up must come down. Just as a physical object will fall to the ground when released, our actions will have corresponding consequences, either positive or negative.

Let’s bring on the positive Karma!

Karma Quotes

  1. “Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older, you can look back and enjoy it a second time.” —Dalai Lama
  2. “When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life.” —Keanu Reeves
  3. “It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.” —Daisaku Ikeda
  4. “The universe does not carry debts. It always returns back to you what you gave it.” ―Drishti Bablani
  5. “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.” —James Baldwin
  6. “Realize that everything connects to everything else.” —Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” —Wayne Dyer
  8. “There are the waves, and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will.” —Kuan Yin
  9. “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” —Edwin Hubbell Chapin
  10. “Your believing or not believing in karma has no effect on its existence, nor on its consequences to you. Just as a refusal to believe in the ocean would not prevent you from drowning.” —F. Paul Wilson
  11. “Sometimes you get what’s coming around. And sometimes you are what’s coming around.” ―Jim Butcher
  12. “But this was what happened when you didn’t want to visit and confront the past: The past starts visiting and confronting you.” —Bret Easton Ellis
  13. “This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later.” —H. Raven Rose
  14. “Before you act, you have freedom, but after you act, the effect of that action will follow you whether you want it to or not. That is the law of karma.” —Paramahansa Yogananda
  15. “Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.” —Terry Mark
  16. “If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same?” —Alexandra Katehakis
  17. “The more love you give away, the more love you will receive.” —Unknown
  18. “Everyone gets dumped, and everyone gets hurt, and there’s karma to love in regards to what you’ve done to other people.” —Marina and the Diamonds
  19. “When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.” —Richard Gere
  20. “When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. Let go. It’s safe.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
  21. “Even chance meetings … are the result of karma. …things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.” —Haruki Murakami
  22. “Is Fate getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?” -Jodi Picoult
  23. “The love you send into the world, you will find, is the love that returns to you.” ―Avina Celeste

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  1. “Learn to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” -Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.” —Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  3. “There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else.” —Peyton Conway March
  4. “A boomerang returns back to the person that throws it.” -Vera Nazarian
  5. “Men are not punished for their sins but by them.” —Kin Hubbard
  6. “Nobody deserves misery but sometimes it’s just your turn.” Unknown
  7. “Karma: getting what you deserve and deserving what you get.” —Unknown
  8. “Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around. Karma exists.” -Donald Van de Mark
  9. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. —Buddha
  10. “Karma is extremely efficient, if one is extremely patient.” ―Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  11. “Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you.” -Michael Bassey Johnson
  12. “By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” —David Mitchell
  13. “Treat other people’s home as you want them to respect yours because what goes around comes around.” -Ana Monnar
  14. “Karma is justice. It does not reward or punish, because we have to earn all that we receive.” —Mary T. Brown
  15. “Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles.” -Dalai Lama XIV
  16. “It’s called karma, and it’s pronounced ha ha.” —Unknown
  17. “There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.” —Sylvester Stallone
  18. “I heard that karma is vengeful and is also a light sleeper.” -Rudy Francisco
  19. “If you’re really a mean person, you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.” —Kurt Cobain
  20. “You have to be careful when involving yourself with someone else’s karma.” -Brownell Landrum
  21. “You cannot do harm to someone because someone has done harm to you. You will pay just like they will.” —Ericka Williams
  22. “If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good.” -Russell Simmons
  23. “When karma comes back to punch you in the face, I want to be there. Just in case it needs help.” —Unknown
  24. “I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back.” – Megan Fox
  25. “That game of consequences to which we all sit down, the hanger-back not least.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. “I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.” – Yannick Noah
  27. “I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma.” —Susan Colasanti
  28. “Often when someone hurts you, they aren’t hurting you because you are you. They are hurting you because they are them.” —Karen Salmansohn
  29. “When karma lands, it lands hard.” — Tom Fitton
  30. “Karma is a tricky thing. To serve karma, one must repay good karma to others. To serve karma well, one must sometimes deliver bad karma where it is due.” —M.R. Mathias
  31. “Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.” ― Jessica Brody
  32. “Karma is like a rubber band. You can only stretch it so far before it comes back and smacks you in the face.” —Unknown
  33. “Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” ― Daisaku Ikeda
  34. “Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.” ―Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. “I was in the biggest breakdown of my life when I stopped crying long enough to let the words of my epiphany really sink in. That whore, karma, had finally made her way around, and had just bitch-slapped me right across the face. The realization only made me cry harder.” ― Jennifer Salaiz
  36. “You might have burned me with your lies, but karma is about to set you on fire.” —Unknown
  37. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “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
  39. “Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.” ― Daisaku Ikeda
  40. “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
  41. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  42. “Show a little faith in someone when they need it. It’s amazing how it comes back around to you.” ―Garon Whited
  43. “Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.” ― Sakyong Mipham
  44. “Remember to honor the hand which reached out for you when you needed it, by being that hand to someone else who is struggling.” ―Greg Dutilly
  45. “I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.” — Kesha

Related: Good Vibes Quotes

  1. “In the long run, every man will pay the penalty for his own misdeeds. The man who remembers this will be angry with no one, indignant with no one, revile no one, blame no one, offend no one, hate no one.” ―Epictetus
  2. “If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.” — Kurt Cobain
  3. “The meaning of karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters.” —The Bhagavad Gita
  4. “The ones you judge today may be the judgments you endure tomorrow.” — Unknown
  5. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” —Buddha
  6. “Karma bides its time. You will always have to watch out. Karma is unforgiving and always gets payback.” – Benjamin Bayani
  7. “If karma doesn’t catch up, God will surely pick up the slack.” ― Anthony Liccione
  8. “A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.” — Chanakya
  9. “You cannot control the results, only your actions.” ― Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
  10. Your karma should be good, and everything else will follow. Your good karma will always win over your bad luck.” — Rohit Shetty
  11. “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  12. “My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
  13. “Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.” — Rick Springfield
  14. “I’m a very firm believer in karma and put it this way: I get a lot of good parking spots.” — Al Jourgensen
  15. “Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.” — Deepak Chopra
  16. “Karma has no problem getting back in touch with you when need be.” — Unknown
  17. “Sometimes you get the karma. Sometimes you are the karma.” — Amie Kissel
  18. “One never escapes karma every action is stored subconsciously.” ― Deeksha Arora
  19. “Karma has a surprising way of taking care of situations. All you have to do is to sit back and watch.” — Unknown
  20. “Every moment of your life, you perform an action—physically, mentally, emotionally, and energy-wise. Each action creates a certain memory. That is karma.” — Sadhguru
  21. “Each individual is solely responsible for his or her own actions, and every action will produce a reaction equal in every way to the suit of the action.” — Stephen Arroyo
  22. “Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap.” —Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating A Life You Can’t Wait to Live
  23. “If you give your best to someone it will most definitely come back to you, often from a different person altogether.” ― Hrishikesh Agnihotri
  24. “Remember the unkindness, dishonesty, and deception you display toward others… don’t be shocked when it comes back to bite you.” — Sarah Moore
  25. “You reap what you sow: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.” — Grant M. Bright.
  26. “Stop blaming others for the pains and sufferings you have. They are because of you, your karma, and your own disposition.” ―Girdhar Joshi
  27. “Every act is done, no matter how insignificant, will eventually return to the doer with equal impact. Good will be returned with good; evil with evil.” — Nishan Panwar
  28. “What you hate, you re-create; and what you bless, you put to rest.” ― Eric Micha’el Leventhal
  29. Anything which you do to someone comes back to you. That is the karma principle, very simple! -Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  30. Clarity in the head, purity in the heart and spontaneity in action: this is the sutra (aphorism) we need to remember. This will take care of all the karmas. -Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  31. “Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.” – Sakyong Mipham
  32. “Karma brings us ever back to rebirth, binds us to the wheel of births and deaths. Good karma drags us back as relentlessly as bad, and the chain which is wrought out of our virtues holds as firmly and as closely as that forged from our vices.” – Annie Besant
  33. “Karma means both action and memory. There is no memory without action and no action without memory.” – Sadhguru
  34. “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.” – Bodhidharma
  35. “Of all kinds of karma, using occult forces for one’s own benefit or to the harm of others has the worst consequences for oneself.” – Sadhguru
  36. “You win some, you lose some. Let karma take its course.” – Cocoy McCoy
  37. “Karma never loses an address.” – Anonymous
  38. “Karma functions through certain tendencies. But with some awareness and focus, you can push it in a different direction.” – Sadhguru
  39. “Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve.” – Anonymous
  40. “As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.” – Nina Hagen
  41. “Karma is your survival and your bondage. And if you handle it right, it can also be your liberation.” – Sadhguru
  42. “When your perception is tinted by memory, it is karma. Your memory is the basis of your prejudice.” – Sadhguru
  43. “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
  44. “The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.” – Ben Okri

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