Best quotes by the Tibetan Leader Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
  • hope

When you talk, you are only repeating what already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
  • wisdom

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • luck

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • achievements



Instead of wanting more, give thanks for the blessings you already have.
  • blessings

Sleep is the best meditation.
  • dreams

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
  • Service

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
  • happiness

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  • Happiness

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
  • Teaching

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
  • Happiness

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
  • Religion

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values
  • change

It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
  • Tolerance

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
  • kindness

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
  • basically

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
  • religion

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
  • appreciation

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
  • anyone

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
  • morning

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefitting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.
  • Actions

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
  • Friends

It is my belief that whereas the twentieth century has been a century of war and untold suffering, the twenty-first century should be one of peace and dialogue. As the continued advances in information technology make our world a truly global village, I believe there will come a time when war and armed conflict will be considered an outdated and obsolete method of settling differences among nations and communities.
  • Future

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.
  • Happiness

We have bigger houses but smaller families: We have more degrees but less sense;more knowledge but less judgements;more experts but more problems;more medicines, but less healthiness.We've been all the way to the moon and back,but we have trouble crossing the streetto meet the new neighbour.We build more computersto hold more information,to produce more copies than ever,but we have less communication.We have become long on quantitybut short on quality.These are times of fast foods,but slow digestion;tall man, but short character;steep profits, but shallow relationships.It is time when there is much in the windowbut nothing in the room.
  • Humanity

If you think only of yourself, if you forget the rights and well-being of others, or, worse still, if you exploit others, ultimately you will lose. You will have no friends who will show concern for your well-being. Moreover, if a tragedy befalls you, instead of feeling concerned, others might even secretly rejoice. By contrast, if an individual is compassionate and altruistic, and has the interests of others in mind, then irrespective of whether that person knows a lot of people, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends. And when that person faces a tragedy, there will be plenty of people who will come to help.
  • Selfishness

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
  • attitude

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
  • compassion

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
  • affection

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
  • characterized

Be Kind Whenever Possible. It Is Always Possible.
  • kind

Most of our problems are related to the mind, so we have to work to reduce our destructive emotions.
  • mind


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