71 Dalai Lama Quotes

Born: July 6, 1935
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Be inspired by these Dalai Lama quotes. The quotes here have been said over the years by the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is referred to as His Holiness and is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. The quotes are full of wisdom that can be applied to our lives. The Dalai Lama, according to author Victor Chan, owns very little - his robes, his rosaries; if he had a billion dollars he'd give it away.

  1. In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.
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  2. You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.
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    Giving



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



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



  5. Forget the failures. Keep the lessons. 
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  6. Forget the failures. Keep the lessons.
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  7. There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.
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  8. Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside.
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    Blessed



  9. You must lead a good life. And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. A good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.
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  10. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
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    Graduation



  11. I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we may succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love ...
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    Prayer



  12. We can live without religion and meditation,
    but we cannot survive without human affection.
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  13. I always consider that the shape of the future is in our hands. The past is past and can’t be changed, but the future has not yet arrived. Young people have the opportunity and responsibility to shape it by creating a better world.
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    Future



  14. Every day, 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 myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
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  15. We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
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    Meaningful



  16. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. ... blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed... So actual blessing is received when the minds virtuous attributes gain strength and its defective characteristics weaken or deteriorate.
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    Positive



  17. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up. 
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  18. Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.
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  19. Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful.
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  20. Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.
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    Determination



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



  22. If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you.
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    Peace



  23. The demarcation between a positive and a negative desire or action is not whether it gives you a immediate feeling of satisfaction, but whether it ultimately results in positive or negative consequences.
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    Feeling



  24. The ultimate source of my mental happiness is my peace of mind. Nothing can destroy this except my own anger.
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    Happiness



  25. Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same....Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.
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    Hope



  26. If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
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    Love



  27. If you have peace of mind, when you meet with problems and difficulties they won't disturb your inner peace. You'll be able to employ your human intelligence more effectively. But, if your mental state is disturbed, full of emotion, it is very difficult to cope with problems, because the mind that is full of emotion is biased, unable to see reality. So whatever you do will be unrealistic and naturally fail.
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    Inner Peace



  28. When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence.
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    Anger



  29. If it can be solved, there's no need to worry, and if it can't be solved, worry is of no use.
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    Worry



  30. Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold... Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
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  31. Pain can change you, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.
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    Wise



  32. Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
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  33. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease... It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.
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    Success



  34. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
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  35. The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life.
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    Experience



  36. True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed.
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    Compassion



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



  38. Everyone wants a happy life without difficulties or suffering. We create many of the problems we face. No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and attachment that are based on misconceived projections about people and things. We need to find ways of reducing these emotions by eliminating the ignorance that underlies them and applying opposing forces.
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  39. A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
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    Discipline



  40. When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn something new.
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    Learning



  41. The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self. 
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  42. The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
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    Goals



  43. One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.
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    Knowledge



  44. You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them - for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.
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  45. Smile if you want a smile from another face.
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    Smile



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



  47. The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.
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  48. When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness.
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    Mindset



  49. Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
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    Tolerance



  50. Happiness doesn't always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
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  51. Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn't think that human inner values don't apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health.
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    Spiritual



  52. Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.
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    Random



  53. The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.
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    Forgiveness



  54. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. 
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  55. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
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    Choices



  56. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
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    Friend



  57. The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.
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    Kindness



  58. To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
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    Encouraging



  59. When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
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  60. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
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    Good



  61. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
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    Taking Risks



  62. The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
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    Appreciation



  63. If you have compassion, you will be a happier person.
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  64. All religions have an equal potential to create a good human being - and that is enough to command mutual respect.
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    Respect



  65. We have a variety of people, that's why we need a variety of religious traditions.
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    Diversity



  66. Think about others and your own problem appears insignificant; think only of oneself and even a small problem appears unbearable.
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    Problem



  67. Anxiety brings anger. Anger destroys our health and friendly atmosphere
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  68. Anxiety brings anger. Anger destroys our health and friendly atmosphere in our home.
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    Anxiety



  69. Love is defined as that wish that seeks that others enjoy happiness. Compassion is to be free of self-life.
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  70. If you take a more self-centered attitude, then more anxiety, more stress. That is what automatically creates hypocrite way, saying something nice, doing something different. That destroys trust from others.
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    Trust



  71. You see the success or happier future must depend on our goodwill, our effort with self confidence you see without shaking or without loosing hope and determination.
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    Confidence



  72. You see each of the 7 billion human beings should have sense of responsibility, wellbeing of humanity.
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  73. A good person means someone with a good heart, a sense of caring for the welfare others, a sense of commitment, a sense of responsibility.
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    Commitment



  74. Not simply love, compassion is something holy or something important, precious, not that way. It's something very relevant in order to become happy human being, happy family.
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    Family



  75. You have achieved your goal, and now you ready to begin another chapter. Now you really start real life. Real life may be more complicated. It is bound to face some unhappy things and hindrance and obstacles, complications. So it is important to have determination and optimism and patience.
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  76. If you lack patience, even when you face some small obstacle, you lose courage.
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    Courage



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