Dalai Lama Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Dalai Lama quotes, Dalai Lama sayings, and Dalai Lama proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. Dalai Lama
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. Dalai Lama
Sleep is the best meditation. Dalai Lama
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health. Dalai Lama
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama
Once a year, go some place you've never been before. Dalai Lama
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. 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
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. 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 roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. 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
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. Dalai Lama
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama
Compassion is the radicalism of our time. Dalai Lama
Once a year go somewhere you have never been before. Dalai Lama
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. 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
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
Mental happiness is more important than physical comfort. Physical comfort comes from the material. But material facilities cannot provide you with peace of mind. Dalai Lama
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others. Dalai Lama
True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized. Dalai Lama
The most important thing is transforming our minds, for a new way of thinking, a new outlook: we should strive to develop a new inner world. Dalai Lama
It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance. Dalai Lama
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality. Dalai Lama
If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. Dalai Lama