Top 25 Dalai Lama Quotes

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

2. "The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger."

3. "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace."

4. "In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."

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

6. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

7. "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

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

9. "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay."

10. "An open heart is an open mind.”

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

12. "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."

13. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

14. "The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred."

15. "Choose to be optimistic—it feels better."

16. "Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it."

17. "If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding."

18. "Someone else’s action should not determine your response."

19. "Silence is sometimes the best answer."

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

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

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

23. "When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength."

24. "It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view."

25. "Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable."