Dalai Lama Quotes

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
– Dalai Lama

Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively.
– Dalai Lama

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.
– Dalai Lama

The real way we’re going to become happy individuals, living in happy families and communities is to become more warm-hearted towards each other. We need more loving kindness.
– Dalai Lama

I accept everyone as a friend. In truth, we already know one another, profoundly, as human beings who share the same basic goals: We all seek happiness and do not want suffering.
– Dalai Lama

While revenge weakens society, forgiveness gives it strength.
– Dalai Lama

Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind- compassion opens it.
– Dalai Lama

It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.
– Dalai Lama

The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.
– Dalai Lama

To be of value, we must develop basic good human qualities – warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life will become happier and more meaningful.
– Dalai Lama

Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.
– Dalai Lama

Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
– Dalai Lama

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

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
– Dalai Lama

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
– Dalai Lama

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.
– Dalai Lama

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

If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.
– Dalai Lama

The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
– Dalai Lama

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In order to satisfy one human stomach, so many lives are taken away. We must promote vegetarianism. It is extremely important.
– Dalai Lama

One day I chanced to see the slaughter of a chicken, which made me decide to be a vegetarian.
– Dalai Lama

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
– 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

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

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

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