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650 Inspiring Dalai Lama Quotes (2023)

1. “In general, if we carefully examine any given situation in a very unbiased and honest way, we will realize that to a large extent we are also responsible for the unfolding of events. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


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


3. “The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, ‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”


4. “Love and compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” ~ Dalai Lama


5. “We experience happiness on a sensory level that is relatively short-lived. But lasting happiness is related to our state of mind.”


6. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”


7. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama


8. “One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart. ” – Dalai Lama


9. “Anger and hatred are signs of weakness, while compassion is a sure sign of strength.”


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


11. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”


12. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” ~ Dalai Lama


13. “Be happy to change your goals, but never change your values” ~ Dalai Lama


14. “ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.


15. “Love is the absence of judgment.”


16. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference. ”


17. “Even when a person has all of life's comforts-good food, good shelter, a companion-he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.”


18. “Pain can change you, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”


19. Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day. – Dalai Lama


20. “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. ” ― Dalai Lama


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22. “We discover that all human beings are just like us, so we are able to relate to them more easily. That generates a spirit of friendship in which there is less need to hide what we feel or what we are doing. ” ― Dalai Lama


23. “Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them. ” – Dalai Lama XIV


24. “Sometimes things go wrong, that’s normal, but we have a saying in Tibetan, ‘Nine times fail, nine times try again.”


25. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


26. ‘We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.’


27. “Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.”


28. Sleep is the best meditation. – Dalai Lama


29. ‘There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.’


30. “As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is, therefore, part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier than we found it. ”


31. “The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. ”


32. “When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.”


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


34. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.” ~ Dalai Lama


35. “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.”


36. “I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in that religion or this religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness. – Dalai Lama


37. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference. ” – Dalai Lama


38. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable. ” ― Dalai Lama


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


40. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ~ The Dalai Lama


41. “Someone else’s actions should not determine your response.”


42. “To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness. ”


43. “Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.”


44. “It’s good to remember that other human beings are like us. We are born the same way; we die the same way. While we’re alive it’s better to be able to trust each other as friends.”


45. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”


46. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – Dalai Lama


47. “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


48. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” ~ Dalai Lama


49. “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


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


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


52. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion. ” – Dalai Lama


53. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. ” ― Dalai Lama


54. Love is the absence of judgment. – Dalai Lama


55. “Think about others and your own problem appears insignificant; think only of oneself and even a small problem appears unbearable.”


56. “Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to believe.” ~ Dalai Lama


57. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction”


58. “People must first accomplish internal disarmament before aiming aiming for external disarmament” ~ Dalai Lama


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


60. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” ~ Dalai Lama


61. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ” ― Dalai Lama


62. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it. ” – Dalai Lama


63. “Certain desires are positive: a desire for happiness; for peace; for a more harmonious and friendlier world. ” ― Dalai Lama


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


65. “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


66. “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily. ”


67. “If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out.”


68. “Love is the absence of judgment. ” ― Dalai Lama


69. “Be honest, truthful, and altruistic. If you concern yourself with taking care of others, there’ll be no room for lies, bullying, and cheating. If you’re truthful you can live transparently, which will enable you to establish trust, the basis for making friends. ”


70. “Whether one believes in a religion or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. ” ― Dalai Lama


71. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. ” – Dalai Lama


72. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” ~ Dalai Lama


73. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another. ” – Dalai Lama


74. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result, you feel peaceful and content. ”


75. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion. ” ― Dalai Lama


76. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.”


77. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ” ― Dalai Lama


78. “I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion” ~ Dalai Lama


79. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.”


80. “I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it. ” – Dalai Lama


81. “If we are sincere in taking care of others, if we protect their lives and respect their rights, we’ll be able to conduct our lives transparently and that is the basis of trust, which in turn is the basis of friendship.”


82. “Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we’ve utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious


83. “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be. ” ― Dalai Lama


84. “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


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


86. “Real change in the world will only come from a change of heart.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


88. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.”


89. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness – Dalai Lama


90. “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived. ” – Dalai Lama


91. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. ”


92. “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. ” ― Dalai Lama


93. ‘In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.’


94. “Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace. ” – Dalai Lama


95. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ~ Dalai Lama


96. “We all have the power of thought—so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. ”


97. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”


98. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”


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


100. “I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.”


101. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.”


102. “Climate change is not the concern of just one or two nations. It is an issue that affects the whole of humanity and every living being on this earth.” ~ Dalai Lama


103. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” ~ Dalai Lama


104. “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”


105. “If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”


106. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ” ― Dalai Lama


107. The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self. – Dalai Lama


108. “Dissatisfaction is the seed of anger.” ~ Dalai Lama


109. “You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing. ” ― Dalai Lama


110. “Love is the absence of judgment. ”


111. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road does not mean they are lost.” ~ Dalai Lama


112. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” ~ Dalai Lama


113. “An open heart is an open mind.”


114. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable. ”


115. “Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.”


116. “This generation has a responsibility to reshape the world. Start the task even if it will not be fulfilled in your lifetime. Even if it seems hopeless now, never give up. Offer a positive vision, with enthusiasm and joy, and an optimistic outlook.”


117. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time. ”


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


119. “The creation of a more peaceful and happier society has to begin from the level of the individual, and from there it can expand to one’s family, to one’s neighborhood, to one’s community and so on. ”


120. “The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger. ” ― Dalai Lama


121. “The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.”


122. “Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.”


123. “As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it. ” – Dalai Lama


124. “There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm.”


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


126. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival. ”


127. “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. ”


128. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ”


129. “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. ”


130. “If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.” ~ Dalai Lama


131. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience. ”


132. Put first things first, which is humanity


133. “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust will there be friendship.”


134. “As individuals, we can influence our own families. Our families can influence our communities and our communities can influence our nations.”


135. “I call on the next generation of young women to be the mothers of the Compassionate Revolution that this century so desperately needs. You have a special role to play in creating a better world. It is often thought that women are more empathic and sensitive, and more receptive to the feelings of others. These are qualities that are embodied by mothers. In this sense, women are models of humanity.”


136. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU. ” – Dalai Lama XIV


137. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”


138. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before. ”


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


140. “Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.”


141. 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. ” ― Dalai Lama


142. “When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it also helps us to develop inner happiness and peace.”


143. “We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity.” ~ Dalai Lama


144. “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. ” – Dalai Lama


145. “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


146. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. ”


147. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. ”


148. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. ”


149. “So let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others


150. “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” ~ Dalai Lama


151. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. ” – Dalai Lama


152. “I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.”


153. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. ”


154. “Computers make me totally blank out.”


155. “In order to carry out a positive action we must develop a positive vision.”


156. “Is this what you have in mind,’ I asked the Dalai Lama, ‘when you say in teachings that the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the world are the most selfish beings of all, that by cultivating altruism they actually achieve ultimate happiness for themselves?’


157. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”


158. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage. ” – Dalai Lama


159. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.”


160. ‘Sleep is the best meditation.’


161. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”


162. “Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. ” – Dalai Lama


163. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant of an impression by remaining silent. ”


164. “I think governments can't do much.”


165. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. ” – Dalai Lama


166. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. – Dalai Lama


167. “The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world. ” – Dalai Lama


168. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


169. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.”


170. “Optimism doesn’t mean that you are blind to the reality of the situation. It means that you remain motivated to seek a solution to whatever problems arise. ”


171. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. ” ― Dalai Lama


172. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” ~ Dalai Lama


173. “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”


174. “My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.”


175. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings. ” – The Dalai Lama


176. “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


177. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”


178. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.”


179. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference… try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.”


180. The purpose of life – Dalai Lama quote


181. “I want to be just a pure spiritual leader. ”


182. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. ”


183. “We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us.”


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


185. “Smile if you want a smile from another face.”


186. “In the practice of tolerance, our enemy is the best teacher. ” ― Dalai Lama


187. The more compassionate you are, the happier you are


188. “Everyone wants to lead a happy life. However, real happiness is not about having money or power, it’s about achieving inner peace. If you have peace of mind, you’ll be happy by night and day.”


189. “Compassion is a mind wishing that sentient beings be free from suffering, and loving-kindness is a mind wishing that they meet with happiness. ” – Dalai Lama


190. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”


191. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ” ― Dalai Lama


192. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”


193. ‘Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.’


194. “Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.”


195. “I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.”


196. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” ~ Dalai Lama


197. “When the heart is closed it leads to fear, stress and anger. Nurturing the idea of the oneness of humanity has the effect of opening the heart.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


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


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


201. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”


202. “As individuals, we can influence our own families. Our families can influence our communities and our communities can influence our nations. ”


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


204. “Love is the absence of judgment.” ~ Dalai Lama


205. “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. ”


206. “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.”


207. “I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars, and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness. ”


208. 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


209. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. ’


210. “There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm.” ~ Dalai Lama


211. “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. ”


212. “We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”


213. “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


214. “If we analyze or dissect a flower, looking for the flower among its parts, we shall not find it … And yet, we cannot deny the existence of flowers and of their sweet scent. ”


215. “I’m Not Coddling Her Anymore”: After Years Of Walking On Eggshells Around Her Childless Sister, This Mother Stands Up For Her SonGuy Always Leaves A $5 Tip On His $20 Haircut, And His Barber Seems Very Disappointed


216. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding. ” – Dalai Lama


217. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.”


218. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, story tellers, and lovers of all kind.”


219. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ” ― Dalai Lama


220. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”


221. “We need to be clear which emotions are harmful and which are helpful; then cultivate those that are conducive to peace of mind.”


222. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances. ” ― Dalai Lama


223. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”


224. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”


225. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV


226. “There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.'


227. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.”


228. “Just one mall positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”


229. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.”


230. “Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master. ” ― Dalai Lama


231. “Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship. ” ― Dalai Lama


232. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”


233. “Since the Buddha ordained his stepmother, Mahaprajapati Gotami and conceded that nuns’ aptitude for study and practice was equal to that of monks, I felt it was appropriate to give nuns the opportunity also to study on an equal footing.”


234. People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – Dalai Lama


235. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”


236. “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


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


238. “The more you are motivated by love, The more fearless & free your actions will be. ”


239. “Action is more important than meditation. ”


240. “I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness. ” – Dalai Lama


241. “Many of our problems stem from attitudes like putting ourselves first at all costs. ” ~ Dalai Lama


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


243. “There are two kinds of happiness – the temporary pleasure derived primarily from material comfort alone and another more enduring comfort that results from the thorough transformation and development of the mind.”


244. “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.”


245. “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.”


246. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”


247. “Logically, harmony must come from the heart. Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.”


248. “There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”


249. “We are the controller of technology. If we become slaves to technology, then that’s not good.”


250. “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


251. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” ~ Dalai Lama


252. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ”


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


254. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.” ~ Dalai Lama


255. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day. ” – Dalai Lama


256. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”


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


258. “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


259. “The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one’s existence, to have a good heart.”


260. “Nothing is permanent.”


261. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”


262. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” ~ Dalai Lama


263. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. ”


264. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. ”


265. “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.”


266. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama


267. “If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.”


268. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day. ”


269. “Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious.”


270. “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


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


272. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day. ” – Dalai Lama


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


274. “Sleep is the best meditation.” ~ Dalai Lama


275. ‘Compassion is the radicalism of our time.’


276. “Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.” ~ Dalai Lama


277. “Through violence, you may "solve" one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”


278. “Everything you do has some effect, some impact.”


279. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – Dalai Lama


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


281. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.” ~ Dalai Lama


282. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances. ”


283. “The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.” ~ Dalai Lama


284. “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


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


286. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” ~ Dalai Lama


287. I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest. – Dalai Lama


288. “Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering. ” – Dalai Lama XIV


289. “I’m Not Coddling Her Anymore”: After Years Of Walking On Eggshells Around Her Childless Sister, This Mother Stands Up For Her Son


290. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion. ”


291. “The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.” ~ Dalai Lama


292. ‘Scientists have evidence to prove that basic human nature is compassionate. They have also found the opposite, that constant anger and hatred weaken our immune system. Therefore, just as we teach people physical hygiene to help preserve their physical health, for a happy and peaceful mind, we need to teach people about emotional hygiene— how to tackle their destructive emotions.’


293. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ”


294. “If you feel ‘burn out’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”


295. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” ~ Dalai Lama


296. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ”


297. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. ”


298. “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust will there be friendship. ”


299. “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.”


300. “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. ”


301. “When life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, it’s often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal


302. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” ~ Dalai Lama


303. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


305. “No matter how educated or wealthy you are, if you don’t have peace of mind, you won’t be happy.” ~ Dalai Lama


306. “I Felt So Shaken Up”: Woman Leaves Family Trip After Eavesdropping On Husband’s Conversation With Mother-In-Law


307. “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. ”


308. Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another


309. “Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.”


310. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.”


311. “We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness” – Dalai Lama


312. “You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.”


313. “One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with his feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace.”


314. “I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest. ”


315. “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”


316. “The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.”


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


318. “The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.”


319. ‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.’


320. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. ”


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


322. “To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.” ~ Dalai Lama


323. “Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible.” ~ Dalai Lama


324. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”


325. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day. ”


326. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ” – Dalai Lama


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


328. “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


329. “If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it.”


330. “An eye for an eye….we are all blind” ~ Dalai Lama


331. ‘As the wise test gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it, so bhikshus, should you accept my words only after testing them, and not merely out of respect for me.’ As a Buddhist and a follower of the Nalanda tradition, I find it very useful to always ask, ‘Why?’’


332. “I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted. ”


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


334. “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.”


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


336. “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle. ” – Dalai Lama


337. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”


338. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”


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


340. As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings. – Dalai Lama


341. “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


342. “Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace. ” ― Dalai Lama


343. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. ”


344. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks. ” ― Dalai Lama


345. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind. ”


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


347. “Anger and hatred are signs of weakness, while compassion is a sure sign of strength.” ~ Dalai Lama


348. “Be honest, truthful, and altruistic. If you concern yourself with taking care of others, there’ll be no room for lies, bullying, and cheating. If you’re truthful you can live transparently, which will enable you to establish trust, the basis for making friends.”


349. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. – Dalai Lama


350. “What surprises me most is “Man” because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”


351. “To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.”


352. “I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace. ”


353. “True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” ~ Dalai Lama


354. “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


355. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ”


356. “The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV quote from Compassion or Competition?


357. “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. ”


358. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”


359. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.” ~ Dalai Lama


360. “I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest.” ~ Dalai Lama


361. “I have a dream that women will govern more of the 200 nations of the world one day. There will be less war, violence and economic and social injustice.”


362. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ~ Dalai Lama


363. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ”


364. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


365. “If at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon the kindness of others, why in the middle of our lives should we not act kindly toward them? It is the pragmatic choice. ”


366. “Because motivation pervades all action, it is important that we have a positive motivation. Whatever we are involved in, whether it’s politics, education, medicine, law, engineering, science, business or industry, the nature of our motivation determines the character of our work. ”


367. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings. ”


368. “You must lead a good life. And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. A good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.”


369. “Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.”


370. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends. ” ― Dalai Lama


371. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.”


372. “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. ”


373. “Virtually all of us have benefited from our mother’s affection at the start of our lives. When someone is on their deathbed if he or she is surrounded by loved ones they can pass away peacefully. From birth to death we all need affection. ”


374. “If every eight-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”


375. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it. ”


376. “I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being


377. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ― Dalai Lama


378. “The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.”


379. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction. ” – Dalai Lama


380. “Real change in the world will only come from a change of heart.”


381. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”


382. “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.”


383. “In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time. ”


384. “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.”


385. “It’s good to remember that other human beings are like us. We are born the same way; we die the same way. While we’re alive it’s better to be able to trust each other as friends. ”


386. “Having a smart brain is not enough, we also need a warm heart.”


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


388. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU. ”


389. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.”


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


391. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self. ” – Dalai Lama


392. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama


393. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”


394. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ”


395. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”


396. “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. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.”


397. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response. ”


398. “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day. ” ― Dalai Lama


399. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”


400. “As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do-anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of- your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.”


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


402. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends. ”


403. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – Dalai Lama


404. “When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present. ” ― Dalai Lama


405. “Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.”


406. “Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions.”


407. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another. ”


408. “In order to carry out a positive action we must develop a positive vision. ”


409. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” ~ Dalai Lama


410. “What surprises me most is “Man” because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived. ”


411. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”


412. “Happiness is the highest form of health.”


413. “It is our collective and individual responsibility…. To preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.”


414. “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 XIV


415. “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.”


416. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values. ”


417. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”


418. “There are two kinds of compassion. The first comes from a natural concern for friends and family who are close to us. This has limited range but can be the seed for something bigger. We can also learn to extend a genuine concern for others’ well-being, whoever they are. That is real compassion, and only human beings are capable of developing it. ”


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


420. “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up. ”


421. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”


422. “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.”


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


424. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result, you feel peaceful and content.”


425. ‘Regarding mental bullying on the internet that leads young people to self-harm and suicide—as human beings, we are intelligent and can evaluate and choose what to take seriously. Even the Buddha advised his followers:


426. “Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy. ”


427. “If you make others happy, you’ll be happy. If you make others unhappy, you’ll be miserable.”


428. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.”


429. Live with an open heart


430. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. ” ― Dalai Lama


431. “Forget the failures. Keep the lessons.”


432. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”


433. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. ”


434. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”


435. “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” ~ Dalai Lama


436. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ~ Dalai Lama


437. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”


438. “Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible.”


439. The more you are motivated by love, The more fearless & free your action will be. – Dalai Lama


440. “There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”


441. “The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on that feeling of love and warmheartedness.”


442. “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


443. “Every day, think as you wake up, ‘I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it.”


444. Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama


445. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view. ” – Dalai Lama


446. “If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.” ~ Dalai Lama


447. “What is love? Love is the absence of judgment.”


448. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.” ~ Dalai Lama


449. “We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness” ~ Dalai Lama


450. “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.”


451. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


452. “Silence is sometimes the best answer”


453. “I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. ”


454. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. ” ― Dalai Lama


455. “Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master. ”


456. “Ultimately we have to change attitudes, not by law but by education.” ~ Dalai Lama


457. “There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?”


458. “Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.”


459. “Most people prefer a smile to a frown. It’s human nature. Even dogs respond with wagging tails to a smile and other shows of affection.”


460. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”


461. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”


462. “It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others. ” ― Dalai Lama


463. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding. ” ― Dalai Lama


464. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” ~ Dalai Lama


465. “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


466. “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life?. . . From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. . . Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness. ” – Dalai Lama


467. “Thinking of women as of somehow less value or as inferior must change. In order to achieve a more peaceful world, women must be able to play their part.”


468. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. ” ― Dalai Lama


469. Happiness is not something readymade it comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama


470. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


471. ‘We must recognize that we are not individuals who are alone. We depend on our community and are a part of it. No matter how rich your family is, without the community you cannot survive. In the past, there has been too much emphasis on one’s continent, nation, and religion. Now that sort of thinking is considered outdated. What we really need is a sense of oneness among seven billion human beings. This could be one of the positive outcomes of the coronavirus crisis.’


472. “I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in that religion or this religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness. ”


473. “Help others, and if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama


474. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. ” – Dalai Lama


475. “The remedy is to look deeper and recognize that we human beings are physically, mentally, and emotionally the same. ”


476. “I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it. ”


477. “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. ”


478. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ” ― Dalai Lama


479. “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


480. “We should never give up or tell ourselves there’s no hope. If we set ourselves positive goals and we’re well-motivated to seek the well-being of others, no matter what difficulties we face, we should keep up our strength and remain determined.”


481. Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. – Dalai Lama


482. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. ” – Dalai Lama


483. “If you don’t love yourself. You cannot love others.”


484. “I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us.”


485. “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. ”


486. “Optimism doesn’t mean that you are blind to the reality of the situation. It means that you remain motivated to seek a solution to whatever problems arise.”


487. “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. ” ― Dalai Lama


488. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.” ~ Dalai Lama


489. “Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you are always showing a bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?”


490. “If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.” ~ Dalai Lama


491. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


492. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want to suffer. 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. ”


493. “Smile if you want a smile from another face. ”


494. “The ultimate source of happiness for self and others is compassion, concern for others and being of service to them.”


495. “A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others. ” – Dalai Lama


496. “If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it. ”


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


498. “It is necessary to help others not in our prayers but in our daily lives.” ~ Dalai Lama


499. “World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.”


500. ‘As per Buddhist perspective, every sentient being is acquainted with suffering and the truths of sickness, old age, and death. But as human beings, we have the capacity to use our minds to conquer anger, panic, and greed. In recent years, I have stressed upon “emotional disarmament”: seeing things realistically and clearly, without the confusion of fear or rage. If a problem has a solution, we must work to find it; if it does not, we need not waste time thinking about it.’


501. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”


502. “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.”


503. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. – Dalai Lama


504. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. ” ― Dalai Lama


505. “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


506. “Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn’t think that human inner values don’t apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health. Our human intelligence tells us which of our emotions are positive and helpful and which are damaging and to be restrained or avoided. ”


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


508. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” ~ Dalai Lama


509. “When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn something new.”


510. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”


511. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. ”


512. “Sleep is the best meditation. ”


513. “Whether or not we follow any particular spiritual tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone.”


514. “An open heart is an open mind. ”


515. “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.”


516. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. ”


517. “If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it.” ~ Dalai Lama


518. “Every human being has the same potential. Whatever makes you feel “I am worthless” is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself


519. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”


520. “Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers.”


521. “We are the controller of technology. If we become slaves to technology, then that’s not good. ”


522. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”


523. “An eye for an eye…. we are all blind” – Dalai Lama


524. “There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?” ― Dalai Lama


525. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. ”


526. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. ”


527. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” ~ Dalai Lama


528. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival. ” – Dalai Lama


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


530. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” ~ Dalai Lama


531. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. ”


532. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind” – Dalai Lama


533. “Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions. ”


534. “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


535. “At the beginning when the child is coming, people worry the child may be deformed. When a healthy boy or child comes, people are very happy for a short moment.”


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


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