Quotes by The Dalai Lama


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
– The Dalai Lama
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
– The Dalai Lama
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– The Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
– The Dalai Lama
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
– The Dalai Lama
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
– The 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.
– The 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.
– The Dalai Lama
Sleep is the best meditation.
– The Dalai Lama
Spend some time alone every day.
– The Dalai Lama
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
– The Dalai Lama
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
– The Dalai Lama
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
– The Dalai Lama
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
– The Dalai Lama
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
– The Dalai Lama
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
– The Dalai Lama
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
– The Dalai Lama
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
– The Dalai Lama
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
– The Dalai Lama
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.
– The Dalai Lama