100 Karma Quotes About Life, Love And Fate

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I don’t have to tell you that having to deal with a negative person only makes everyone’s day worse, so there really isn’t any need to lash out just because you’re in a bad mood — and if you’re one of these people, shame on you for trying to bring someone else down.

But don't worry — thanks to karma, we all get ours in the end.

What is karma?

Karma is when a person's actions, good or bad, cause something in the opposite to happen at a later time. 

If you do ever run into one of these grumpy, negative people — which is almost inevitable — you should rest assured by the fact that karma will take care of them for you, just like karma takes care of the positive people too.

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They might yell at you for getting their coffee order wrong or shove past you to get on the bus first, but don’t let that ruin your day ... because karma always has a few tricks up her sleeve. And karma and sweet, sweet revenge go hand-in-hand.

And hey, isn’t it always better to have someone else do the dirty work? That way your own doesn't come back to bite you in the end too.

So, not only should you thank your girl karma for having your back, but thank her for getting her hands dirty so you can enjoy your day without negative people in your way.

Karma quotes about life

1. “Some people create their own storms and then get mad when it rains.”

2. “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

3. “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

4. “If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good.” — Russell Simmons

5. “How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.” — Ericka Williams

6. “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

7. “As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.” — Nina Hagen

8. “Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.” — Saying Lipham

9. “As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.” — Sri Guru Granth Sahib

10. “People who create their own drama deserve their own karma.”

11. “Realize that everything connects to everything else.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

12. “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

13. “I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.” — Yannick Noah

14. “Karma bides its time. You will always have to watch out. Karma is unforgiving and always gets payback.” — Benjamin Bayani

15. “People who use other people as stepping stones will one day lose their balance.”

16. “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


17. “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.” — Kuna Yin


18. “If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you'll receive good.”


19. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

20. “A person's true colors will always show within time. You may be fooled for the moment, but be patient and see what happens.”

21. “If a householder moulds himself according to the circumstances just like nature moulds Herself according to seasons and performs his Karma then only shall he acquire happiness.” — Rig Veda


22. “When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.” — Richard Gere


23. “I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.” — Sandra Bullock


24. “Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.” — Rick Springfield

25. “Everything you do comes back to you.”

26. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


27. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” — Wayne Dyer


28. “Karma is a balance sheet of life which debits and credit all your deeds. Which is audited by our creator and actions are based on what we accumulated in it.” ― Abhysheq Shukla


29. “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


30. “Never regret being a good person to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you and theirs says enough about them.”

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. “If you give the slightest pain to any living being, then in the form of pain, the pain-giving-karma will give you its ‘fruit’. So think before you hurt any living being.” ― Dada Bhagwan


33. “No one can escape karma. Two events which may, at first, seem disconnected can be karmically connected. After all, karma works on a spiritual level which may manifest itself physically in a myriad of seemingly unrelated ways.” ― Charbel Tadros


34. “We must always reflect only what we wish to see reflected within us.” ― Robin Sacredfire


35. “I do not believe in karma. However, I practice it everyday because it tricks me into being a better person!” ― Clint Diffie


36. “Karma is like boomerang, bad the karma bigger the force.” ― Naresh Soni


37. “Stop blaming others for the pains and sufferings you have. They are because of you, your karma, and your own disposition.” ― Girdhar Joshi


38. “Some day people will ask me what is the key to my success…and I will simply say, “Good Karma.” — K. Crumley


39. “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.”

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Funny Karma Quotes

40. “In the end, karma will be a bigger b— than I’ll ever need to be.”

41. “A boomerang returns back to the person that throws it.” — Vera Nazarian

42. “Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself.” — Elvis Presley

43. “I don’t have any reason to hate anybody; I believe in good karma and spreading good energy.” — Vanilla Ice

44. “Nobody deserves misery but sometimes it’s just your turn.”


45. “Karma's just sharpening her nails and finishing her drink. She says she'll be with you shortly.”

46. “Release the pain of the past and allow karma to kick your offender’s booty.” — Karen Salmansohn


47. “I must have killed a lot of cows in a past life for karma to hate me this much.” — Katie McGarry


48. “I heard that karma is vengeful and is also a light sleeper.” — Rudy Francisco


49. “Dear Karma, I really hate you right now, you made your point.” — Ottilie Weber

50. “One thing about them tables... They always turn.”

51. "I believe that the laws of karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis." — Chuck Lorre


52. "If you're a really mean person you're going to come back as a fly and eat poop." — Kurt Cobain


53. “I hope the bus you threw me under swerves to hit you on the sidewalk.”

54. "I'm a very firm believer in karma, and put it this way: I get a lot of good parking spots." — Al Jourgensen


55. “Stop stressing over s—y people.”


56. "It's called karma, and it's pronounced ha-ha-ha-ha."


57. “Karma never loses an address.”

58. "Mess with me? I'll let karma do its job. Mess with my family? I become karma."

59. “I hope Karma slaps you in the face before I do.”

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Karma quotes about friendship

60. “Karma is a good judge of character, and you, my friend, are screwed”

61. “The person who’s mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.” — The Gita

62. "Karma grows from our hearts. Karma terminates from our hearts. — Gautama Buddha

63. “Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.” — Gautama Buddha

64. “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

65. “Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, and set themselves free from the fools.”

66. “This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later.” — H. Raven Rose

67. “As the heat of fire reduces wood to ashes, the fire of knowledge burns to ashes all karma.” — Bhagavad Gita

68. “You win some, you lose some, let Karma takes its course.” — Cocoy McCoy

69. “By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” — David Mitchell

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Karma quotes about revenge

70. “Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

71. “One who speaks ‘completely’ negative creates karmic obstructions.” — Dada Bhagwan

72. “I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma.” — Susan Colasanti

73. “Karma is a tricky thing. To serve Karma, one must repay good Karma to others.” – M.R. Mathias

74. “I’m a believer in karma, and I’m also a believer that things happen for a reason.” — Bill Goldberg

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

76. “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


77. “Forgive the person and their actions, never give in to hate. Let it go, set it free, and karma will take care of what is meant to be.”


78. “Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognizance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.” — Michael Bassey Johnson


79. “Every act 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


80. “Just remember that all the crap someone puts you through, sooner or later finds its way back to them.”


81. “Karma is justice. It does not reward or punish. It shows no favoritism because we all have to earn all that we receive. Karma doesn’t predestine anything. We create our own causes and Karma adjusts the effects with perfect balance.” — Mary T. Browne

82. "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

83. “Karma can be seen as a curse or a gift because it keeps us attached to this world.” — Abdullah Fort

84. "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." — Edith Wharton


85. “O please understand, karmas can be cut off, chopped off, and elimina­ted. One can free one from karma by living a life of Dharma.” — Guru Gobindh Singh

86. “It is not easy to get rid of karma, and every man is subject to it. The more you push a pendulum to the right, the more it will swing to the left, then again to the right- action and reaction. No action in life goes unpaid and you can’t hide anything from yourself. You are your own witness and observer. You know what you think, feel and do and you know your real intentions. By observing yourself, you can control your karma.” — Swami Satyananda

87. “Truth burns up all karma and frees you from all births.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

88. “Stop blaming others for the pains and sufferings you have. They are because of you, your karma, and your own disposition.” ― Girdhar Joshi

89. “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

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Karma quotes about love

90. “You must acknowledge and experience this part of the universe. Karma is intricate, too vast. You would, with your limited human senses, consider it too unfair. But you have tools to really, truly love. Loving the children is very important. But love everyone as you would love your children.” — Kuan Yin

91. “The person who’s mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.” — The Gita

92. “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

93. “I’ve got a big heart and I believe in good karma.” — E-40

94. “Treat other people’s homes as you want them to respect yours because what goes around comes around.” — Ana Monnar

95. “If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you'll always be right.”

96. “When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

97. “They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” — Hindu Proverb

98. “Karma is like gravity – it’s so basic, we don’t even notice it.”

99. “The love you send into the world, you will find, is the love that returns to you.” ― Avina Celeste

100. “Whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” — The Bible

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.