Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama is one of the most well-known promoters of world peace. He is a spiritual leader like no other and highlighted the importance of happiness and world peace every minute of the day. The Dalai Lama is the 14th and current Dalai Lama as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lama’s are the head monks of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. These 24 Dalai Lama Quotes will remind you to simplify your life and lead your life to a better path.


1. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” – Dalai Lama

2. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

3. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

4. “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.” – Dalai Lama

5. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” – Dalai Lama

6. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” – Dalai Lama

7. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Dalai Lama

8. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – Dalai Lama

9. “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

10. “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

11. “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

12. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – Dalai Lama

13. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

14. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama

15. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” – Dalai Lama

16. “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.”- Dalai Lama

17. “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.”- Dalai Lama

18. “Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”- Dalai Lama

19. “In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.”- Dalai Lama

20. “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’- Dalai Lama

21. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

22. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.” – Dalai Lama

23. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” – Dalai Lama

24. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” ― Dalai Lama

Chamalee Kapukotuwa

I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource development at Institute of Personnel Management (Sri-Lanka).

Apart from my professional career in the field of HRM, I am also a freelance writer of web and business contents.