65 Karma Quotes To Improve Your Mindset (And Your Life)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Karma is simple.

It’s “what goes around comes around.”

It’s also “be kind and generous and people will be kind and generous to you.”

And people seem to agree with this.

According to research, 65% of people in the USA believe in karma.

And I’m one of those people too. What about you?


I’ve read thousands of quotes since 2004.

Here are 65 of the best karma quotes I’ve collected.

What’s my goal?

To help you improve your life, your attitude toward others, and your mindset.

You’ll discover authors like Buddha, da Vinci, Lao Tzu, and more.

Let’s get started!
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Karma means you are the maker of your life. Sadhguru

What does this quote mean to you? Your past doesn’t equal your future. You can decide, today, which direction to take for the rest of your life.

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You get what you give – period. Rhonda Byrne (Source)

What does this quote mean to you? You can receive anything (respect, love, attention, etc.) ONLY if you give it to other people. Be generous.

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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Wayne Dyer

What does this quote mean to you? You don’t control most things in life, including what other people say and do. The only two things you control are 1) your attitude 2) your effort.

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You start making good decisions when you realize karma is in your hands. Maxime Lagacé

What does this quote mean to you? If you start thinking in terms of cause and effect, you’ll have clarity about what to focus on. You’ll avoid wasting time and energy on petty things.

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If they’ve injured you, then they’re the ones who suffer for it. Marcus Aurelius

What does this quote mean to you? Remember: 1) Stay calm 2) Don’t take anything personally 3) Lots of people carry hate in their hearts 4) Those people need your love


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You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Steve Jobs

What does this quote mean to you? Hope, faith, intuition, karma, God, and dreams are powerful motivators. Rely on them when you feel down or lost.

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Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Edwin Hubbell Chapin

What does this quote mean to you? Plant trees for others, even if you will never benefit from their shade.

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Even if karma doesn’t exist, it’s still a good idea to treat other people as if it does. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)

What does this quote mean to you? In the USA, 65% of people believe in karma. But there’s no proof karma exists. Nonetheless, show your humanity. Be kind and generous.

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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. Elbert Hubbard

What does this quote mean to you? Don’t cheat. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t sow bad seeds. You’ll always know you planted them.

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Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve. Gary Goodridge

What does this quote mean to you? Keep your life simple. If you want peace, do peaceful actions. If you want meaning, do meaningful actions.


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By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. David Mitchell

What does this quote mean to you? Your life is a series of choices. Some of them build. Others tear down. Choose wisely.

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Every time your mind shifts, your world shifts. Byron Katie

What does this quote mean to you? A better life starts with a better mindset. Make it: 1) optimistic 2) humble 3) curious

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Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you. Rhonda Byrne

What does this quote mean to you? YOU are the creator of your life with 1) your thoughts 2) your beliefs 3) your actions/your daily habits

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When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

What does this quote mean to you? You will find purpose and meaning by trying to reach your full potential. Life is a game and a short one. Make sure you’re living it fully to avoid regrets.

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No matter what kind of karma you gathered in the past, this moment’s karma is always in your hands. Sadhguru

What does this quote mean to you? Use your past as fuel for a better future. You can change your life, too, if you want to.



More Quotes About Karma

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You are always reaping what you sow. Justin Perry

Giving opens up the door to receiving. Give kind words, give a smile, give appreciation, give compliments, but most of all, give thanks. Rhonda Byrne

It all starts from within. If you fix your inside, the outside works. Kamal Ravikant

Karma is just you repeating your patterns, virtues and flaws, until you finally get what you deserve. Naval Ravikant

Character is fate. Heraclitus

Karma simply means we have created the blueprint for our lives. It means we are the makers of our own fate. When we say “This is my karma,” we are actually saying “I am responsible for my life.” Sadhguru

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What you ask for, you get. What you see, you are. What you give, you get back, someday, somehow, sooner or later. Iyanla Vanzant

Karma is real, it balances the universe. Ronnie Radke

Just become totally content and happy from within. Then you will get all that you want. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor. Rumi

The universe only gives us what we think we’re worthy of receiving. Joe Dispenza

Karma is about becoming the source of one’s own creation. In shifting responsibility from heaven to oneself, one becomes the very maker of one’s destiny. Sadhguru

Make it a goal to see the best in everyone and the best will come back to you. Rhonda Byrne

Your current life is a perfect reflection of thoughts you’ve had in the past. It’s like payback from way back. What you think about right now will inevitably be attracted back to you as your life to come. Rhonda Byrne

When you withhold forgiveness or love from anyone, the good that you withhold from others will be withheld from you. Iyanla Vanzant (Source)

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When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. Keanu Reeves

Life rewards those with love in their heart. Maxime Lagacé

From the soul’s point of view, you come to appreciate that each one of us is living out his or her own karma. We interact together, and those interactions are the grist for each other’s mill of awakening. Ram Dass

Every moment of your life, you perform action – physically, mentally, emotionally, and energy-wise. Each action creates a certain memory. That is karma. Sadhguru

As individuals we can influence our own families. Our families can influence our communities and our communities can influence our nations. 14th Dalai Lama (Source)


Your work is only on yourself, not on others. Their karma is their karma. You’re picking it up as you’re picking it up, and what it’s doing is resonating with a place in you that is caught around that issue. Ram Dass

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. Jim Rohn

Karma. What goes around comes around. Keep your circle positive. Speak good words. Think good thoughts. Do good deeds. Gary Goodridge

I heard that karma is vengeful and is also a light sleeper. Rudy Francisco

Whatever it is that was done to you in the past, it is not your fault. You survived it, did what you had to do to cope. Now it’s time to take control of what happens next. Mel Robbins (Source)

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The basis of karma is simple: you are the source of all your baggage. Sadhguru

Karma is another name for the conditions that we have ourselves created. Lilian Whiting

Never make the mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people. Robert Greene

Karma means action and action motivated by compassion is good. To complain that what happens to you is just the result of your karma is lazy. Instead, confidently recalling the advice that, “You are your own master,” you can change what happens by taking action. 14th Dalai Lama

You can’t change your past but you can change today’s direction. Maxime Lagacé

If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you. Lao Tzu

Realize that everything connects to everything else. Leonardo da Vinci

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green Ingersoll

Related: 10 Selfless Ways to Build Good Karma and Generate Happiness (inc.com)

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Nothing is accidental here. The whole physical existence is happening between cause and consequence. Sadhguru

Change the inside, and the outside will change on its own. James Pierce

Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence. Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore, Amazon book)

If you create from the heart and put it out to the world, life gives you far more in return than you ever imagined. Kamal Ravikant

Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant. Rhonda Byrne

One way or another, your beliefs become your reality. Rhonda Byrne

When you do good things, good things happen; when you do bad things, it will come back to get you. Greg Garcia

Good karma will come tomorrow if you’re generous today. Maxime Lagacé

Related: Laws of Karma: 12 Laws and Principles Explained (healthline.com)

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What is happening within you and how you experience your life is entirely your making – your karma. Sadhguru (Karma, Amazon book)

Only weak people blame their karma. Paulo Coelho

Fix all your attention on your own path, and do not imitate others. Your life is unique, and your karma is yours alone. Taisen Deshimaru

Karma means that we are not defined by our situation but rather by the choices we make. Gyalwang Drukpa

Not even death can wipe out our good deeds. Buddha

What Does Karma Say About Revenge?

Why seek revenge? Karma is going to get the bastards anyway. Ajahn Brahm

Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. Gary Goodridge

An immature person seeks revenge. An intelligent person moves on, allowing karma to take care of the problem. Paulo Coelho

I don’t do revenge. I remove myself, heal and let karma deal with it. Unknown


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Karma’s not a bitch, she’s a mirror. Dustin Poirier

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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October 18, 2022

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