"The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Dalai Lama on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Dalai Lama on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Dalai Lama on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Dalai Lama on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Dalai Lama on Thomas Paine
"Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain."
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."
"Sleep is the best meditation."
"The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk."