Dalai lama Quotes

"When you talk, you're only repeating ...

"When you talk, you're only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." - Dalai Lama
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โ€œIf someone does not smile at you, be generous an...

โ€œIf someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.โ€ - Dalai Lama
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โ€œIdealistic as it may sound, altruism should...

โ€œIdealistic as it may sound, altruism should be the driving force in business, not just competition and a desire for wealth.โ€ -- Dalai Lama
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โ€œIf a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something a...

โ€œIf 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.โ€ - Dalai Lama XIV
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โ€œYou can develop the right attitude toward others if yo...

โ€œYou can develop the right attitude toward others if you have kindness, love and respect for them, and a clear realization of the oneness of all human beings.โ€ โ€”Dalai Lama
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โ€œKnow the rules well,...

โ€œKnow the rules well, so you can break them effectivelyโ€ - Dalai Lama
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Follow the three R's: - Respect for ...

Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions. ...Dalai Lama
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โ€œIf you think you are too smal...

โ€œIf you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ...Dalai Lama
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If a problem can be solved it will...

If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it. - Dalai lama
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"Happiness is not somethin...

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

"Forget the failures. Keep the lessons." โ€“ Dalai Lama
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People take different roads seeking fulfillment...

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because theyโ€™re not on your road doesnโ€™t mean theyโ€™ve gotten lost. ~ Dalai Lama
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"With the realization of ones own poten...

"With the realization of ones own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world." -Dalai Lama
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"Being aware of a single shortcoming withi...

"Being aware of a single shortcoming within yourself is far more useful than being aware of a thousand in someone else." โ€”Dalai Lama
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Happiness is determined mor...

Happiness is determined more by oneโ€™s state of mind than by external events. ~ Dalai Lama
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Happiness is not read...

Happiness is not readymade. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama
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"If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something a...

"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." --The Dalai Lama
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"Mental transformation takes time, but it becomes easier with familiarity. Donโ€™t entertain unr...

"Mental transformation takes time, but it becomes easier with familiarity. Donโ€™t entertain unrealistic expectations; it doesnโ€™t take place quickly. It requires patience and determination over months and years, but if you keep it up, at the end of your life youโ€™ll be content." - Dalai Lama
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We can gain great experience and training from our relationships with our...

We can gain great experience and training from our relationships with our enemies. It is in relation to enemies that we can primarily practice patience and tolerance and thus reduce the burden of anger and hatred. - Dalai Lama
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"If you think you are too small...

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." --The Dalai Lama
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I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation...

I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation and honesty bring self-confidence , which attracts the trust and respect of others. Therefore the real source of blessings is in our own mind. - Dalai Lama
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A mind committed to compassion is like an ...

A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir - a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. Dalai Lama
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"If your glass is half empty, all you m...

"If your glass is half empty, all you may need to be happy is not a different perspective, but a smaller glass" - Dalai Lama
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"Calm mind brings inner strength a...

"Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lama
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Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others' suffering, whereas, warriors c...

Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others' suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men. We need to see more women in leadership roles and more closely involved in education about compassion. Dalai Lama
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The more we develop concern for othe...

The more we develop concern for othersโ€™ well-being, the easier it becomes to act in othersโ€™ interests. - Dalai Lama
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Wealth should se...

Wealth should serve humanity, not vice versa. Dalai Lama
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We need patience to protect our peace of mind, our compassionate mind. Patience ...

We need patience to protect our peace of mind, our compassionate mind. Patience is part of our defense, as is forgiveness. Enemies and troublemakers are helpful in that they give us the opportunity to exercise patience and forgiveness. Dalai Lama
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The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and ...

The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence. Dalai Lama
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โ€œIn order to carry a positiv...

โ€œIn order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.โ€ ~ Dalai Lama
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Our intelligence helps us regulate our emotions. Fear, for example, is based on mist...

Our intelligence helps us regulate our emotions. Fear, for example, is based on mistrust and a lack of self-confidence. If, on the other hand, we remain honest and truthful, open and tolerant, we will have greater self-confidence and overcome fear. Dalai Lama
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I am a bit skeptical about what we call blessings. I believe the ultimate source of blessin...

I am a bit skeptical about what we call blessings. I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation and honesty bring self-confidence, which attracts the trust and respect of others. Therefore, the real source of blessings is in our own mind. Dalai Lama
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I feel much better when I ...

I feel much better when I am spontaneous, because it comes from the heart. Dalai Lama
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Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When...

Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. Healthy, happy families and a healthy peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness. Dalai Lama
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I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature;...

I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature; scientists are paying more attention to our inner values, to the study of mind and the emotions. There is a clear desire for peace and concern for the environment. Dalai Lama
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From kindergarten onwards we need education to strengthen inner values not just pursue materia...

From kindergarten onwards we need education to strengthen inner values not just pursue material goals. We need to introduce emotional hygiene, much as we teach physical hygiene. This way we can address the problems we face, in the hope of making this a century of non-violence. Dalai Lama
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True change is wit...

True change is within; leave the outside as it is. Dalai Lama
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The kind of behavior that really is spiritual practice consists of refrai...

The kind of behavior that really is spiritual practice consists of refraining from falsehood and abiding by the truth, neither humiliating nor mocking others, being humble, and having a good heart and helping others. Dalai Lama
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Be kind whenever possible...

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)
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The ultimate source of a happy life is warmheartedness. Even animals display some sense of c...

The ultimate source of a happy life is warmheartedness. Even animals display some sense of compassion. When it comes to human beings, compassion can be combined with intelligence. Through the application of reason, compassion can be extended to all 7 billion human beings. Dalai Lama
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