77 Good karma quotes to inspire a better life

good karma quotes

Everyone understands karma. Most people explain it with quotes like “what goes around comes around.” To describe it, others use bible quotes like “do unto others as you would have them do to you,” and “you reap what you sow.” Whichever way you think about it, karma is generally thought of as cosmic justice, and no one is immune to it! But karma is simple—if you want a life of joy and calm seas (or good karma), all you need to do is continually put out good seeds. For a more thorough explanation, here are 77 hand-picked, good karma quotes. 

1. Karma is like a rubber band. You can only stretch it so far before it comes back and smacks you in the face.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in. – Ashly Lorenzana
  5. 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
  6. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
  7. Nothing happens by chance, by fate. You create your own fate by your actions. That’s Karma.
  8. Nobody deserves misery but sometimes it’s just your turn.- Author Unknown
  9. The universe does not carry debts. It always returns back to you what you gave it. ― Drishti Bablani
  10. When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms. — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  11. 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
  12. The love you send into the world, you will find, is the love that returns to you. ― Avina Celeste
  13. 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
  14. If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good.- Russell Simmons
  15. Karma is justice. It does not reward or punish, because we have to earn all that we receive. — Mary T. Brown
  16. 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
  17. 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
good karma quotes

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

  1. You cannot do harm to someone because someone has done harm to you. You will pay just like they will. — Ericka Williams
  2. Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older, you can look back and enjoy it a second time. — Dalai Lama
  3. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. — Buddha
  4. Sometimes you get what’s coming around. And sometimes you are what’s coming around. ― Jim Butcher
  5. I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma. — Susan Colasanti
  6. It’s called karma, and it’s pronounced ha ha. — Unknown
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.- Tryon Edwards
  10. As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.- Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  11. I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.- Sandra Bullock
  12. 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
  13. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.- Albert Schweitzer
  14. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. — Buddha
  15. Men are not punished for their sins but by them. — Kin Hubbard
  16. Show a little faith in someone when they need it. It’s amazing how it comes back around to you. ― Garon Whited
  17. 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

37. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

  1. If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have. – John O’Donohue
  2. 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
  3. Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.- Sakyong Mipham
  4. Often when someone hurts you, they aren’t hurting you because you are you. They are hurting you because they are them. — Karen Salmansohn
  5. Karma bides it’s time. You will always have to watch out. Karma is unforgiving and always gets payback.- Benjamin Bayani
  6. 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
  7. Karma has a surprising way of taking care of situations. All you have to do is to sit back and watch. – Author Unknown
  8. When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. Let go. It’s safe. — Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. — Keanu Reeves
  10. Every action has equal and opposite reaction. This is law of the universe and spares none. Wrong done and injustice inflicted is paid back in the same coin. No one has escaped justice of the universe. It is only a matter of time.- Anil Sinha
  11. Realize that everything connects to everything else. — Leonardo da Vinci
  12. 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
  13. Don’t waste time on revenge. The people who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.- Author Unknown
  14. You might have burned me with your lies, but karma is about to set you on fire. — Unknown
  15. According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky. – Sri Guru Grant Sahib

53. 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.

  1. The meaning of karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. — The Bhagavad Gita
  2. Karma: getting what you deserve and deserving what you get. — Unknown
  3. Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you. — Terry Mark
  4. If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same? — Alexandra Katehakis
  5. 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
  6. The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.- Frederick Buechner
  7. Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. ― Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. If you’re really a mean person, you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop. — Kurt Cobain
  9. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. — H. Raven Rose
  11. 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
  12. Whatever you give to life, it gives you back. Do not hate anybody. The hatred which comes out from you will someday come back to you. Love others. And love will come back to you.- Author Unknown
  13. By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. — David Mitchell
  14. When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. ― Confucius
  15. The more love you give away, the more love you will receive. — Unknown
  16. Karma is extremely efficient, if one is extremely patient. ― Efrat Cybulkiewic
  17. Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you will find it’s way. – Unknown
  18. Breaking someone’s trust is like crumplish up a piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again. – Unknown
  19. The best revenge is always to just happily move on and let karma do the rest. – Unknown
  20. Karma is gonna hit some of y’all real hard for breaking people who had nothing but good intentions for you. – Unknown
  21. Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences. – Unknown
  22. Never regret being a good person to the wrong people. Your behaviour says everything about you and theirs says enough about them. – Unknown
  23. If you feel like you are losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come. – Unknown
  24. Karma is just sharpening her nails and finishing her drink. She says she’ll be with you shortly. – Unknown