11 Quotes from the Dalai Lama That’ll Make You a Better Person

11 Quotes from the Dalai Lama That’ll Make You a Better Person


The 14th Dalai Lama became the spiritual leader of Tibet at just 4 years old. Believed to be the human incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion and with 76 years’ experience as an enlightened being, the Dalai Lama knows a thing or two about being a good person.

Read on for 11 quotes from the Dalai Lama that’ll make you a better person.


Dalai Lama Better Person 01

Happiness is an ongoing project you have to work on every single day.


Dalai Lama Better Person 02Love is unconditional.


Dalai Lama Better Person 03

Been there, done that, learned the lesson.


Dalai Lama Better Person 04

Never give up hope, in the end it’s all we’ve really got.


Dalai Lama Better Person 05

A religion of kindness make sense to me.

Dalai Lama Better Person 06

A morning mantra I can definitely get behind.


Dalai Lama Better Person 07

Draw a line through laundry and grocery shopping and make showing love and compassion the top of your to-do list today.


Dalai Lama Better Person 08

You’ve got to know the rules before you can break them. Don’t let the repercussions of anything you do come as a surprise.


Dalai Lama Better Person 09

The best comeback is indifference, after all.


Dalai Lama Better Person 10

‘At least don’t hurt them’ could be the best plea for basic compassion I’ve ever heard.


Dalai Lama Better Person 11

It really does.


12) “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 XIV

Don’t worry, be happy.


13) “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 XIV

Different strokes for different folks.


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

― Dalai Lama XIV

Yes. If it’s meant to be it will be.


15) “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”

― Dalai Lama XIV

We all have different ways of measuring success and compared to money or fame, this way really makes sense.


16) “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”

― Dalai Lama XIV

Never self-destruct. There’s enough destruction around you already.


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

― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Compassion is all.

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