14 quotes by His Holiness Dalai Lama on Life.

1. I don’t like formality. There’s no formality when we’re born and none when we die.
I don’t like formality. There’s no formality when we’re born and none when we die.
2. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
3. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
4. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
5. Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, We simply desire contentment.
Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, We simply desire contentment.
6. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
7. Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.
Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.
8. The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves.
The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves.
9. Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love.
Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love.
10. I believe the purpose of life is to be happy.
I believe the purpose of life is to be happy.
11. Our life is rooted in the opportunity to be happy, not necessarily wealthy, but happy within our own minds.
Our life is rooted in the opportunity to be happy, not necessarily wealthy, but happy within our own minds.
12. For the rest of your life to be as meaningful as possible, engage in spiritual practice if you can. It is nothing more than acting out of concern for others.
For the rest of your life to be as meaningful as possible, engage in spiritual practice if you can. It is nothing more than acting out of concern for others.
13. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities – warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful – happier.
For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities – warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful – happier.
14. What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life.
What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life.