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Top 31 of The Best Quotes by Dalai Lama

The words of wise men & women can become your guiding light in challenging times. They have the power to spark the motivation to help you attain success in your life. Today, we attempt to draw wisdom and peace from the words and quotes of his holiness the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama dedicates his life and work to the improvement of the environment, women's rights, non-violence, interfaith dialogue, life path, life goals, tolerance, compassion, Busshism, and world peace. 
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In our voyage to lead a positive and inspired life, we seek and share wisdom, here at, from the keen observations and quotes of The Dalai Lama. We share his wisdom in the form of his best quotes below.

31 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes

  • “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  • “An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama
  • “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – 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
  • “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.” – Dalai Lama
  • “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.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.” - Dalai Lama
  • “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ― Dalai Lama
  •  “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – 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
  • “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” – Dalai Lama
  •  “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind” – Dalai Lama
  •  “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama    Best Dalai Lama quotations
  • “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” – 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
  • “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – 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’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” -- Dalai Lama
  • “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.” – The Dalai Lama
  • “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” - 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
  • “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.” – Dalai Lama
  • May this wisdom and knowledge bring your peace and happiness as you brave each day and move closer to your destiny on this planet. Success starts with clarity, and a strong sense of self-belief and purpose.  About the AuthorAkanksha Vir is an International Leadership and Life Coach, and a globally read Author. She helps ambitious individuals to overcome the stress and struggle, and create real success and personal growth by developing the right intent, the clarity and focus, purpose and meaning, and joy in your life, through her powerful transformational one-on-one programs. Unleash the Genius in You @

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