"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Dalai Lama on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Dalai Lama on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Dalai Lama on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Dalai Lama on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Dalai Lama on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."