Dalai Lama Quotes on Life, Peace, Humanity and More

Inspirational Dalai Lama quotes show you the way to know how you can live a life full of peace, happiness and love. Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people to their most famous spiritual leader. Current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who is staying as a refugee in India.

In Tibetan Buddhism, Dalai Lama is one of the most adorable and loving personality who have spiritual powers. People follow the talks and lessons of Dalai Lama without any doubt. It helps them to face the challenges of their lives. Dalai Lama has devoted his whole life for the sake of world peace and humanity. Buddhist Monk is a Noble Peace Prize winner and a global influencer.

Below are the best Dalai Lama quotes on love, life and humanity that will inspire you to keep positive thinking during your downtimes.

Dalai Lama Quotes:

  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant of an impression by remaining silent.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “As individuals, we can influence our own families. Our families can influence our communities and our communities can influence our nations.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust will there be friendship.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “The remedy is to look deeper and recognize that we human beings are physically, mentally, and emotionally the same.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “The more you are motivated by love, The more fearless & free your actions will be.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “We are the controller of technology. If we become slaves to technology, then that’s not good.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result, you feel peaceful and content.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “In order to carry out a positive action we must develop a positive vision.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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 Lama
  1. “We all have the power of thought—so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Smile if you want a smile from another face.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “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
  1. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” : Dalai Lama
  1. “Action is more important than meditation.” : Dalai Lama

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