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50 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes







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

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

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

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

5. “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.” 
― Dalai Lama

6. “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

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

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

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

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

11. “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

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

13. “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

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

15. “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

16. “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

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

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

19. “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

20. “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.” 
― Dalai Lama


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

22. “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

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

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

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

26. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” 
― Dalai Lama

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

28. “NEVER GIVE UP
No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up” 
― Dalai Lama

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

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

31. “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

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

33. “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

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

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

36. “If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear.” 
― Dalai Lama

37. “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.” 
― Dalai Lama

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

39. “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

40. “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



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

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

43. “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

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

45. “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.” 
― Dalai Lama

46. “If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.” 
― Dalai Lama

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

48. “True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” 
― Dalai Lama

49. “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

50. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” 
― Dalai Lama
50 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes 50 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes Reviewed by Tim on June 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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