100+ Dalai Lama Quotes

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader and political figure who is revered by many people around the world. He is the head of the Tibetan Buddhism and is believed to be the reincarnation of a long line of spiritual leaders who have held the title of Dalai Lama. The current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who was born in 1935 and became the 14th Dalai Lama in 1950.

The Dalai Lama is a figure of great importance to the people of Tibet and to Buddhists around the world. He is seen as a symbol of peace, compassion, and wisdom, and his teachings are followed by millions of people. He has dedicated his life to promoting non-violence, human rights, and environmental awareness, and has worked tirelessly to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict between China and Tibet.

One of the most important aspects of the Dalai Lama’s teachings is the concept of compassion. He believes that compassion is the key to creating a more peaceful and harmonious world. He has written extensively about the importance of cultivating compassion in oneself and in others, and has worked to promote this message around the world.

In addition to his spiritual teachings, the Dalai Lama has also been involved in politics. He has been a strong advocate for the rights of the Tibetan people and has worked to promote autonomy for Tibet within the framework of the Chinese government. His efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the conflict between China and Tibet have earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

The Dalai Lama has also been an advocate for environmental protection. He has spoken out about the need for individuals and governments to take action to address climate change and has called for greater respect for the natural world. He has also emphasized the importance of education in creating a more sustainable and just society.

Despite facing many challenges throughout his life, including being forced into exile from his homeland, the Dalai Lama has remained a beacon of hope and inspiration for people around the world. His message of compassion, peace, and environmental awareness has resonated with millions of people, and his tireless efforts to promote these values have made a lasting impact on the world.

In conclusion, the Dalai Lama is a figure of great significance in the world today. His teachings of compassion, peace, and environmental awareness have inspired countless people, and his efforts to promote human rights and political autonomy for Tibet have earned him worldwide respect and admiration. He is a true embodiment of the values that he promotes, and his example serves as a beacon of hope for all those who seek a more just and peaceful world.

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

“Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”― Dalai Lama 

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

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

“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

 “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.”― Dalai Lama

 “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.”― Dalai Lama

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

“Sleep is the best meditation.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

“Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions.”― Dalai Lama

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

 “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

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

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

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

 “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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“An open heart is an open mind.”― Dalai Lama

“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

“In order to carry out a positive action we must develop a positive vision.”― Dalai Lama

 “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.”― Dalai Lam

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

“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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

 “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

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

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

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

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

 “I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

“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

 “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.”― Dalai Lama

“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.”― Dalai Lama

“Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.”― Dalai Lama

“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

“An open heart is an open mind.”― Dalai Lama

“Smile if you want a smile from another face.”― Dalai Lama

“I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

“I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warm heartedness we take for granted.”― Dalai Lama

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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

“Action is more important than meditation.”― Dalai Lama

“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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

“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.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

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

“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”― Dalai Lama

“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.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

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

“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

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

“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?”― Dalai Lama

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

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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

“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.”― Dalai Lama

“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.”― Dalai Lama

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

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

“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.”― Dalai Lama

“Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.”― Dalai Lama

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