Dalai Lama is one of the most inspiring people in the world and well known for many of his quotes. As the spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s practical wisdom and highlighted work as a peace maker, has made him one of the world’s greatest leaders – with millions of supporters. The Dalai Lama quotes and words of inspiration are spread throughout the world and they help people to change their lives to the better.
The Dalai Lama is the 14th and current Dalai Lama as well as the longest lived incumbent. He was born in 1935 in northeastern Tibet and began his religious education when he was six years old. At 16 he already assumed full power as the political leader of Tibet. In the late 1950s, the young Dalai Lama’s activism for freedom and democracy in Tibet sparked a Chinese military occupation of the province, which forced the religious and inspirational leader into exile in India, where he has lived ever since.
The Dalai Lama has traveled the world, spreading the message of love, humanity and global peace and written many bestselling and inspirational books. He is also the recipient of many honors from across the globe, including the famous Nobel Peace Prize, which he was awarded in 1989. When receiving the award from the Nobel Committee the Dalai Lama replied: “I feel honored, humbled and deeply moved that you should give this important prize to a simple monk from Tibet I am no one special. But I believe the prize is a recognition of the true value of altruism, love, compassion and non-violence which I try to practice.”
Below are some of the Dalai Lama´s most inspirational quotes. These quotes are likely to help you live a more positive life and improve your motivation in your running sessions.
Top 10 Most Inspiring Dalai Lama Quotes
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day”
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live”
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering”
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost”
“We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness”
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day”
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay”
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”
“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be”
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”