21 TOP DALAI LAMA QUOTES

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The Dalai Lama is the 14th and current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his compassion, peace, love and kindness. His words of inspiration and advice helps people to change their lives. I selected 21 top Dalai Lama’s inspirational quotes to give you little boost.


“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


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


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


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“Silence is sometimes the best answer” – Dalai Lama


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“The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” – Dalai Lama


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“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


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“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


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“Love is the absence of judgment.” – Dalai Lama


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


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


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“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


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“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


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


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“I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Dalai Lama


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


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


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“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


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“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


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


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“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


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“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


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“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” – Dalai Lama


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“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” – Dalai Lama


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


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“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


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“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” – Dalai Lama


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“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


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


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“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


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


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“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


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“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama


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


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


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“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


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“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.” – Dalai Lama


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“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” – Dalai Lama


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“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


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


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


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


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“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


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


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


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“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


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“The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” – Dalai Lama


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