60 Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama was a known Buddhist monk and a spiritual leader of Tibet. Because of his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet, he received the Nobel Peace Prize award. May these Dalai Lama quotes help you acquire insights from his ideals for the betterment of yourself.

Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama
1. “The way to change other's minds is with affection and not anger.” – Dalai Lama

2. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.” – Dalai Lama

3. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

4. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama

5. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

6. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dalai Lama

7. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

8. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” – Dalai Lama

9. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.” – Dalai Lama
Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama
10. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

11. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

12. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

13. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama

14. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama
Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama
15. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

16. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” – Dalai Lama

17. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – Dalai Lama

18. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

19. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.” – Dalai Lama
Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama
20. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

21. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – Dalai Lama

22. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

23. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” – Dalai Lama

24. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” – Dalai Lama
Famous quotes and sayings by Dalai Lama
25. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” – Dalai Lama

26. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama

27. “When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” – Dalai Lama

28. “In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.” – Dalai Lama

29. “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.” – Dalai Lama

30. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” – Dalai Lama

More Dalai Lama Quotes about Life

31. “If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.” – Dalai Lama

32. “True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” – Dalai Lama

33. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” – Dalai Lama

34. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.” – Dalai Lama

35. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly, live.” – Dalai Lama

36. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – Dalai Lama

37. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

38. “Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.” – Dalai Lama

39. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

40. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” – Dalai Lama

41. “Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama

42. “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things, but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.” – Dalai Lama

43. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” – Dalai Lama

44. “Someone else's action should not determine your response.” – Dalai Lama

45. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama

46. “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” – Dalai Lama

47. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Dalai Lama

48. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

49. “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.” – Dalai Lama

50. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama

51. “Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.” – Dalai Lama

52. “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama

53. “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama

54. “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.” – Dalai Lama

55. “A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives.” – Dalai Lama

56. “Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.” – Dalai Lama

57. “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.” – Dalai Lama

58. “An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama

59. “It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.” – Dalai Lama

60. “We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.” – Dalai Lama

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