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  I am a simple Buddhist monk.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Compassion is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace, mental stability and for human survival.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you cant help them, at least dont hurt them.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plagued by unremitting anxiety . It becomes more and more imperative that the life of the spirit be avowed as the only firm basis upon which to establish happiness and peace.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  When someone talks about self discipline, it usually means they want to control someone.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counterforces, like love and compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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 is not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, 'I am of no value', is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Silence is sometimes the best answer.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you dont love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you  
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  have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  It is time to fill the world with strong and powerful deeds. It is common knowledge that no great captain in the world has ever destroyed all of his enemies and lived with a sense of satisfaction. If one enemy is killed, two more will appear. It is important we cultivate love and compassion to all the sentient beings which is the way to bring peace to all.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Dont bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  As people alive today, we must consider future generations: A clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We have bigger houses but smaller families; We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgements; more experts but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but we have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we have less communication. We have become long on quantity but short on quality. These are times of fast foods, but slow digestion; tall man, but short character; steep profits, but shallow relationships. It is a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  To reduce hatred and other destructive emotions, we must develop their opposites – compassion and kindness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesnt mean they've gotten lost.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding thinking about it, it is better to understand its meaning. We all have the same body, the same human flesh, and therefore we will all die. There is a big difference, of course, between natural death and accidental death, but basically death will come sooner or later. If from the beginning your attitude is 'Yes, death is part of our lives,' then it may be easier to face.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man's wisdom even if he associates with a sage.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We dont need more money, we dont need greater success or fame, we dont need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I defeat my enemys when I make them my friends.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Our business is to be happy.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  When you lose, dont lose the lesson.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, 'Oh how useless and powerless I am.' It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, 'I can do it,' without boasting or fretting.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it is okay to remain a radical atheist, it is absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart -- then no problem.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Love is the absence of judgment.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Dont let a little dispute injure a great friendship.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Instead of wondering why this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to you.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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  Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesnt appreciate kindness and compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Sleep is the best meditation.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents, and then later on in our life when we are oppressed by sickness and become old, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are so dependent on other's kindness, how can it be in the middle that we would neglect kindness towards others?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  True change is within; leave the outside as it is.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  It is positive to want to go first, provided the intention is to pave the way for others, make their path more easy, help them, or show the way. Competition is negative when we wish to defeat others, to bring them down in order to lift ourselves up.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal religion. This is my religion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peoples hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number one enemy of compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Through money or power you cannot solve all problems. The problem in the human heart must be solved first.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I am not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling, though I am not knocking them, but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, 'I am of no value', is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  As people alive today, we must consider future generations: A clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  Buddhism does not accept a theory of God, or a creator. According to Buddhism, one's own actions are the creator, ultimately. Some people say that, from a certain angle, Buddhism is not a religion but rather a science of mind.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Religion is like going out to dinner with friends. Everyone may order something different, but everyone can still sit at the same table.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Instead of wondering why this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to you.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, 'Oh how useless and powerless I am.' It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, 'I can do it,' without boasting or fretting.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number one enemy of compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Buddhism does not accept a theory of God, or a creator. According to Buddhism, one's own actions are the creator, ultimately. Some people say that, from a certain angle, Buddhism is not a religion but rather a science of mind.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, 'I am of no value', is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Computers make me totally blank out.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Compassion is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace, mental stability and for human survival.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peoples hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it's okay to remain a radical atheist, it's absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart -- then no problem.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding thinking about it, it is better to understand its meaning. We all have the same body, the same human flesh, and therefore we will all die. There is a big difference, of course, between natural death and accidental death, but basically death will come sooner or later. If from the beginning your attitude is 'Yes, death is part of our lives,' then it may be easier to face.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I would like to explain the meaning of compassion, which is often misunderstood. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn't enjoy the present: the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents, and then later on in our life when we are oppressed by sickness and become old, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are so dependent on other's kindness, how can it be in the middle that we would neglect kindness towards others?  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn't enjoy the present: the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Sleep is the best meditation.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I have no trouble sleeping.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.  
 -  Dalai Lama