"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Dalai Lama on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Dalai Lama on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Dalai Lama on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Dalai Lama on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Dalai Lama on Thomas Jefferson
"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."