Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
We have bigger houses but smaller families:
We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgements;
more experts but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness.
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but we have trouble crossing the street
to meet the new neighbour.
We build more computers
to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever,
but we have less communication.
We have become long on quantity
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods,
but slow digestion;
tall man, but short character;
steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It is time when there is much in the window
but nothing in the room.
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.' Dalai Lama
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. Dalai Lama
Computers make me totally blank out. Dalai Lama
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well. Dalai Lama
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful. Dalai Lama
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. Dalai Lama