dalai lama quotes

Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people to their spiritual leader. Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. Since the 17th century , the Dalai Lama figure has been a symbol of unification of the state of Tibet.

The current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is born on 6 July 1935 in Taktser, Amdo, Tibet. During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently living as a refugee.

Dalai Lama Quotes

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. --Dalai Lama
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
- Dalai Lama
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
- Dalai Lama
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Dalai Lama
Someone else’s action should not determine your response
Someone else’s action should not determine your response.
- Dalai Lama
I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends
I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Dalai Lama
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
- Dalai Lama
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you...
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
- Dalai Lama
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good...
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Dalai Lama
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
- Dalai Lama
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
- Dalai Lama
Disagreement is something normal.
Disagreement is something normal.
- Dalai Lama
A disciplined mind leads to happiness
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
- Dalai Lama
The world belongs to all humanity
The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.
- Dalai Lama
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
- Dalai Lama
I think technology really increased human ability
I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.
- Dalai Lama
The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless...
The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.
- Dalai Lama
I am a simple Buddhist monk
I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.
- Dalai Lama
My brain and my heart are my temples
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
- Dalai Lama
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
- Dalai Lama
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
- Dalai Lama
The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power
The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.
- Dalai Lama
We can never obtain peace in the outer world...
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
- Dalai Lama
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
- Dalai Lama
It is very rare or almost impossible that...
It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.
- Dalai Lama
If you think you are too small to make a difference...
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
- Dalai Lama
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
- Dalai Lama
Compassion is the radicalism of our time
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
- Dalai Lama
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Dalai Lama
In our struggle for freedom truth is the only weapon we possess
In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.
- Dalai Lama
Be kind whenever possible
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
- Dalai Lama
Silence is sometimes the best answer
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Dalai Lama
An eye for an eye….we are all blind
An eye for an eye….we are all blind.
- Dalai Lama
An open heart is an open mind
An open heart is an open mind.
- Dalai Lama
The goal is not to be better than the other man
The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
- Dalai Lama
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Dalai Lama