Quotes by Dalai Lama

Love is the absence of judgment.
– Dalai Lama

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
– 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.
– Dalai Lama

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

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

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

Through violence, you may “solve” one problem, but you sow seeds for another.
– Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving- kindness.
– The Dalai Lama

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
– Dalai Lama

Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.
– Dalai Lama

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

For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart – then no problem.
– Dalai Lama

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