Coupling constants of the pseudoscalar mesons to the octet baryons are computed in the QCD sum rule approach. The pi-NN, eta-NN, pi-XiXi, eta-XiXi, pi-SigmaSigma, eta-SigmaSigma as well as pi-Lambda-Sigma couplings are studied. Determining the pertinent Dirac structure in the correlation function, we analyze the couplings in the SU(3) limit. We find the F/D ratio to be \sim 0.6-0.8 that is consistent with the SU(6) value. We also estimate the SU(3) breaking effect using a projected correlation function method.