Dalai Lama Quotes

40 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes that will Lighten Your Day

Dalai Lama Quotes On Life, Compassion, Happiness, Kindness, and more.

Dalai Lama is one of the inspirational leaders in the modern world. Born in 1935 as Lhamo Dhondup was appointed 14th Dalia Lama at the age of 2. He started his religious education at the age of 6 with Nalanda tradition, which consists of five major and five minor subjects.

In 1950, he was appointed as the political leader of Tibet. He fought for peace and recognition for Tibet. In 1959, he was forced to escape into exile and has been living since then in Dharamsala, India.

In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.

He continued to motivate people on the importance of happiness, peace, environment, religion, and many. These 40 quotes by Dalai Lama for sure to enrich your life and motivate you to become a better person in life.

1. Positive Thought

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

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2. For a better World

With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.


Dalai Lama Quotes on Compassion

 

3. Love and Compassion

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


4. Compassion

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.


5. Practice Compassion

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


6. Small can make a huge difference

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

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7. Make Peace

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


8. Help Others

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.


9. Calm Mind

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


Dalai Lama Quotes on Kindness

10. Philosophy is Kindness

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.


11. Be Kind

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.


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12. Conquer Oneself

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

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13. Sleep

Sleep is the best meditation.


14. Be Optimistic

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.


15. World belongs to Humanity

The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.


16. Goodness

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


17. The enemy is the best teacher

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


 

Dalai Lama Quotes about Happiness

18. From your own actions

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.


19. Be Happy

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.


20. Be disciplined

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


21. Learn What we have

We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.


22. Give the ones

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


23. Find hope and focus

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


24. Someone creates

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


25. Generate a good attitude

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


26. Practice Contentment

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.’


27. Develop a positive vision

In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.


28. Purpose in Life

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


29. Practice gratefulness

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


30. Look situation from all angles

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.

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31. Have faith

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


32. Sit down and talk

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


33. Better than Previous Self

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


34. Great adversity

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


35. People take different roads

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


36. Rare and Impossible

It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.


37. Wonderful stroke of luck

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

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38. Avoid ignorance

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


39. Motivated by Love

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


40. Ultimate authority

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.


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