Dalai Lama Xiv Sayings and Quotes

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


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 XIV

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

Dalai Lama XIV

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.     

Dalai Lama XIV

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.     

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One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.     

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

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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.     

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A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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 XIV

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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 XIV

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

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The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.     

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

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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 XIV

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. And be kinder than is necessary.     

Dalai Lama XIV

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.     

Dalai Lama XIV

All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.     

Dalai Lama XIV

The egotistical ambition to always want to earn more money harms both the company and the individual himself. That is the biggest weakness of many managers – the financial crisis has proven this.     

Dalai Lama XIV

We are born and reborn countless number of times, and it is possible that each being has been our parent at one time or another. Therefore, it is likely that all beings in this universe have familial connections.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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

Dalai Lama XIV

It is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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

Dalai Lama XIV

Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine harmony.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Only through the development of mutual respect, and in a spirit of truth, can friendship come about. By these means it is possible to move human minds, but never by force.     

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