32 Inspiring Dalai Lama Quotes on Love, Peace, and Compassion

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Looking for Dalai Lama quotes to inspire more peace, hope, and compassion in your life?

You’re in the right place!

First, who is the Dalai Lama? 

You might be wondering if the Dalai Lama is his actual name.

Dalai Lama is the title of the Tibetan Buddhist’s spiritual leader.

In Mongolic, Dalai means “ocean” or “vast,” and in Tibetan, Lama means “master” or “guru.” Put together, Dalai Lama means “Ocean of Wisdom.”

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama’s birth name is Tenzin Gyatso.

Tibetan Buddhists believe the appointed Dalai Lamas are manifestations of the Bodhisattva (realized beings) of Compassion.

Bodhisattvas have vowed to be reborn to help humanity and act as symbols of peace and compassion.

However, the Dalai Lama considers himself “a simple Buddhist monk, no more, no less.” 

Popular Dalai Lama Books: The Art of Happiness and The Book of Joy


Related: 47 Daily Affirmations for Success and Motivation

What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and help us find meaning, hope, and a more fruitful perspective of how we can live our lives. 

It can carry us through hard times, help us connect to our inner faith, and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 34 inspirational quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama to support your spiritual development and enlightenment journey.

32 Dalai Lama Quotes on Love, Peace, and Compassion

“An open heart is an open mind.” ~ Dalai Lama


“I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.” ~ Dalai Lama


“The way to change other’s minds is with affection and not anger.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” ~ Dalai Lama


“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” ~ Dalai Lama


“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” ~ Dalai Lama

“We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama


“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” ~ Dalai Lama


“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“It is necessary to help others not in our prayers but in our daily lives.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.” ~ Dalai Lama


“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” ~ Dalai Lama


“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” ~ Dalai Lama


“To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.” ~ Dalai Lama


“I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.” ~ Dalai Lama

Closing Thoughts on Dalai Lama Quotes

I hope these wise Dalai Lama quotes help your healing and spiritual journey. I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 44 Affirmations for Inner Peace, Calm, and Well-being

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