His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greatly revered in the Buddhist World, and is also highly respected as an international statesman, and as a man of peace and great wisdom. His quotes convey a mixture of great profundity, earthy practicality, and also not a little humour.
A compassionate attitude opens our inner door, and as a result it is much easier to communicate with others.
A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day to day lives.
A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honour or abuse.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger and despair.
A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.
A universal approach to World problems is the only sound basis for peace.
Always embrace the common humanity that lies at the heart of us all.
Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred are the real troublemakers, with them problems cannot be solved.
Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
As long as anger dominates our disposition, there is no possibility of lasting happiness.
As you breathe in cherish yourself. As you breathe out cherish all beings.
Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Be optimistic. It feels better.
By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them.
By changing our outlook towards things and events, all phenomena can become friends or sources of happiness.
By changing your thoughts, you immediately get inner peace.
By using common sense, wisdom and compassion I have a powerful argument with which to defeat anger.
Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.
Compassion diminishes fright about your own pain and increases inner strength.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a friendship.
Even a small act of compassion grants meaning and purpose to our lives.
First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.
Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
Freedom is the very source of creativity for both individuals and society.
Happiness comes through taming the mind; Without taming the mind there is no way to be happy.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.