Dalai Lama Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dalai lama quotes, dalai lama sayings, and dalai lama proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace.     

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Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace.     

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.     

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

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In the middle of every difficulty lies an opportunity for growth.     

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

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Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.     

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

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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.     

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.     

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You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.     

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

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

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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.     

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

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Good Morning ! If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Happy Monday!     

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In Order To Carry A Positive Action We Must Develop Here A Positive Vision.     

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.     

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.     

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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.     

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Everyday, 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 my self, to expand my heart out to others.     

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Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.     

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Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.     

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Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.     

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People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood.     

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Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.     

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In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.     

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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.     

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Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.     

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

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