51+ Dalai Lama Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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The Dalai Lama is the highest religious authority of Tibetan Buddhism or Lamaism. The current and fourteenth holder of this title, whose birth name is Tenzin Gyatso, has always been committed to the search for peace and mutual respect as a means to seek solutions to conflicts. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

He is an unparalleled spiritual leader and his main objective is to highlight the importance of happiness and peace in the world every minute of the day. Hope, our collection of Dalai Lama Quotes will inspire you to develop peace and happiness in the world.

Love is the absence of judgment.

– Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. “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

15.Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. “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

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

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

28. “The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

29. “Learn and obey the rules very well so you will know how to break them properly.” – Dalai Lama

30. “Instead of looking to blame others and the world around us, we should first look within ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

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

32. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. “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

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

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

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

43. “In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

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

45. “True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” – Dalai Lama

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

47. “It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” – Dalai Lama

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

49. “Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

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