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Dalai Lama Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Dalai Lama

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th 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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th 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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th 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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression
by saying something,
and sometimes one creates as significant
an impression by remaining silent.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sleep is the best meditation.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th 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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th 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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin


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