By Dalai Lama
Where there are sheep, the wolves are never very far away.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
What goes around comes back around.
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When bird dies, ants eat it. One tree can be made into million matchsticks but only one matchstick is enough to burn million trees. Circumstances can change at any time. You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The people who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
What seems to be coming at you is really coming from you.
I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.
The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.
People in these places don’t know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump UNICEF.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
We are made of all those who have built and broken us.
Terrorism has become a festering wound. It is an enemy of humanity.
We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.