70 Karma Quotes About What Goes Around & Comes Around In Our Life

If you don’t believe in the power of karma, you will after reading these karma quotes.

After reading these karma quotes, you might reconsider your opinion on karma’s truth, especially if you’re a nonbeliever.

Derived from the Sanskrit term karman, karma loosely translates to ‘action, effect, fate.’

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What are the benefits of reading these karma quotes?

In Hinduism and Buddhism, karma is the sum of one’s actions in their existence’s current and past states, believed to decide their future destinies.

Karma is just like the popular saying and the song Karma by Alicia Keys, “What goes around comes around.”

Simply put, what we do and put out into the world will eventually return to us, whether good or bad.

The idea of karma is thousands of years old and is comparable to the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

In a nutshell, treat others the way you want to be treated—with:

  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Respect

Karma can be such a powerful and important concept to live by, as it acts like a moral compass, keeping us on the right path.

And that if we commit our lives to doing good, the universe, God, or some higher power will reward us.

These karma quotes will make you ponder your choices and the weight of your karmic scales.

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Karma Quotes and Wise Sayings About Fate and Life

1. “You cannot do harm to someone because someone has done harm to you. You will pay just like they will.” – Ericka Williams

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2. “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

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

Karma Quotes about how people treat us

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4. “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

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5. “Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.” – Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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8. “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

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9. “When karma lands, it lands hard.” — Tom Fitton

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

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Karma Quotes To Make You Responsible for Your Actions

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

12. “Karma is justice. It does not reward or punish, because we have to earn all that we receive.” — Mary T. Brown

13. “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 

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

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

16. “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

17. “The meaning of karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters.” — The Bhagavad Gita

18. “Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.” ― Sakyong Mipham

19. “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

20. “Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.” — Deepak Chopra

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

22. “The results of karma, whether good or bad, may not manifest right away. In may happen in the same lifetime or in a future life. We may even receive both positive and negative reactions at the same time.” — Benjawan Poomsan

23. “Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists.” — Dr Ken Baker

24. “Great Karma additionally interprets into great well being. At the point when an individual has a cheerful and delighted viewpoint in life, this will just add to the wellbeing of his or her wellbeing condition.” — Emma Robertson

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

26. “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

27. “Karma, simply put, is an action for an action, good or bad.” — Stephen Richards

28. “I believe in fate and I believe that things happen for a reason but I don’t think that there’s a high power, necessarily. I believe in karma very much though.” — Amy Winehouse

29. “Someone should have mentioned to him that karma was a venomous witch.” — Courtney Cole

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

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31. “Your states of mind do not occur randomly. They occur because of vibratory and karmic patterns.” ― Frederick Lenz

32. “Karma is the universal law of cause and effect. You reap what you sow. You get what you earn. You are what you eat. If you give love, you get love. Revenge returns itself upon the avenger.” ― Mary Browne

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

34. “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

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

36. “Can you be compassionate even to those who have no compassion? If so, there is no finer karma that you can create.” ― Gary Zukav

37. Never bully anyone because Karma has everyone’s address and a motherf**king stamp!” ― Lady Gaga

38. “Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.” ― Stanislav Grof

39. “Karma means that through your thoughts and feelings and actions, you are generating a state of mind. That state of mind has a view. That view will cause things to happen to you or not happen to you.” ― Frederick Lenz

40. “Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.” ― Bodhidharma

Karma Quotes to Show the Power of Religion

41. “Keep calm; you will get a return gift, from Karma, for whatever you have done, good or bad.” ― Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma

42. “Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

43. “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

44. “But, mark my words; someday she’ll get what’s coming to her. Karma’s a bigger bitch than she is,” ― Kathleen Brooks

45. “Karma is a cruel mistress.” ― Kelley York

46. “many believe in karma but i take it to a whole different level.” ― Alexandria Vincent R.

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

48. “We find total peace when we accept that, due to our karma, we deserve the good and the bad that is happening in our lives.” ― Mitta Xinindlu

49. “If I really believed in karma, I would constantly have to look over my shoulder. The universe would surely have some horrible fate coming for me.” ― Michael J Heil

50. “If I believed in karma, I would probably be a fly in my next life because of all the messed-up crap I’d done in this one.” ― Michael J Heil

Karma Quotes to Teach You It’s Law

51. “The healing process is instinctive. It knows precisely which event to return to in order to heal effectively. It knows which situations hold the most karma.” ― Donna Goddard

52. “I know the Universe is on my side. Blessing me with positive karma, expansion, and an elevation within my finances.” ― Robin S. Baker

53. “Karma haunts. Be good, do good.” ― Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma

54. “What people do to you is their Karma; what you do to them is yours.” ― Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma

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55. “When you lie and do wrongs to others, you lie and do wrongs to yourself. That is why it is impossible to escape karma, in the long term.” ― Jack Freestone

56. “The Law of Karma states that neither a drop of kindness nor a speck of evil will go unreturned.”― Shree Shambav

57. “The karmic law requires that every human wish find ultimate fulfillment. Nonspiritual desires are thus the chain that binds man to the reincarnational wheel.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda

58. “A person who lacks accountability will still deny the karma they’re receiving, even when everything around them is burning to the ground.” ― Robin S. Baker

59. “The nuances of karma are hard to understand” ― Rupa Mahanti

60. “A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to; and this deserving is produced by Karma” ― Swami Vivekananda

61. “The art of creating flow, good karma and synchronicity in your life is simple, minimalistic and absolutely possible.” — Kanoe Amber

62. “Working with ourselves, our energy, is the key to creating good karma.” — Irini Rock well

63. “According to legend, the Mansions of Karma was the reflection of the human condition, a mirror of the spiritual journey of mankind as a whole.” — Ruth White

64. “Now I understand that the law of karma is always fair, just, and does not discriminate.” — Benjawam Poomsan

65. “If we are not concerned with such matters, if they are of little importance to us, if we do not believe in karma, then why should we bother to strive to be moral and treat each other well?” — Traleg Kyabgon

66. “How we work with karma defines our character.” — Joan Duncan Oliver

67. “Karma, death, and reincarnation are fascinating subjects for many of us. The more we understand them, the richer and more meaningful life becomes for us.” — Paramhansa Yogananda

68. “Karma will always come back to you, good or bad.” — Surfer

69. “No matter how long it may take, karma will always find those whom it seeks. An ill-intentioned person will never care to understand the damage they did to someone until the same is done to them.” — Stacey Ritz

70. “Karma is a complex dynamic involving the molding of past, present and future. We should never reduce it to a simplistic concept of reward and punishment.” — Diane Stein

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Skeptical about karma? It’s understandable because it’s difficult to prove.

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It’s virtually true that what we reap, we sow.

Every cause has a corresponding effect.

What do you think about these quotes about karma?

Hopefully, they somewhat encouraged you to live a life based on goodness and positivity.

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  1. Toshe

    January 21, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Nice article, I’m curious did you know we can change our karma? If you ask yourself how, we can do it by changing the way we think and act. So, if for example we were doing something wrong, but in the meantime, we found it that it’s bad and we changed the way we act and started doing positive things, then our karma will change and will become good without punishing us for the bad deeds we did.

  2. IdPnSD

    March 18, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    “Everything you do comes back to you,..” This is probably correct, and in most cases we also see these are happening. But I do not do anything; I am forced to do everything that I do. I do not have freewill. I am guided by the global destiny of the universe. My individual destiny depends on this global destiny.

    It is very easy to understand that we do not have freewill. Our every action has reasons. Since reasons come before we act, that means our past reasons are controlling our present action. So we cannot have freewill at the present moment. Thus we are guided by destiny, which is precisely planned, and can be exactly predicted, by any high level yogi with the power of third eye.

  3. shantidut

    November 10, 2018 at 1:45 AM

    very nice karma quotes .. thanx for share

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      November 21, 2018 at 4:06 PM

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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