dalai lama quotesNo one can argue with the Dalai Lama when it comes to words of wisdom. I’ve always admired him for the fact that he radiates so much happiness, compassion and tolerance. His quotes convey a mixture of incredible insight, sound life advice and also a little humour. I love his ability to convey his message so it makes sense to people all over he world no matter what culture or traditions they may hold. So I’ve hand picked 20 Dalai Lama quotes that have inspired me to think differently about life.


“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”


“Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before.”


“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”


“If you think you are too small to make a diference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.”


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”


“There are only two days in the year when nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”


“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want, is a wonderful stroke of luck.”


“Do not let the behaviour of others, destroy your inner peace.”


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”


“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.”


“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”


“No material object, however beautiful, can make us feel loved.”


“It is more useful to be aware of a single shortcoming in ourselves, than it is to be aware of a thousand in somebody else.”


“When you think everything is someone elses fault then you will suffer. When you realise that everything springs from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”


“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, a least don’t hurt them.”


“When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”


“If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use.”


“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”


“Follow the 3 R’s. Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.”


“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness, just because they’re not on your road, doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”


And as a bonus take a look at the quote to the right in the sidebar! It’s there because it’s my favourite quote of all time. It’s there as a reminder to me and everyone that visits my blog of our purpose in life.

What’s your favourite Dalai Lama quote? Feel free to leave me a comment with a quote of your own if I haven’t listed it here.


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