Friendship and Kinship

The two terms are similar, only separated by blood. When we think of family, we tend to include our friends in that bucket. To maintain and grow friendships we need mutual trust between the two people and tend to feel a connection or bond that holds us together. The 14 quotes on friendship and kinship by the Dalai Lama will explore pathways to strengthening our ties.

14 quotes on friendship and kinship by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

1. Compassion brings self-confidence and an ability to act transparently. It strengthens trust which is the ground for friendship.
Compassion brings self-confidence and an ability to act transparently. It strengthens trust which is the ground for friendship.
2. Compassion enhances our inner strength, reduces fear and causes friends to gather round us.
Compassion enhances our inner strength, reduces fear and causes friends to gather round us.
3. As social animals we need friends and what attracts them is trust. And trust grows when we show real concern for others' well-being.
As social animals we need friends and what attracts them is trust. And trust grows when we show real concern for others' well-being.
4. No matter how strong we may feel, our survival depends on others.
No matter how strong we may feel, our survival depends on others.
5. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
6. To be contented human beings we need trust and friendship, which tends to develop much better once we realize that all beings have a right to happiness, just as we do.
To be contented human beings we need trust and friendship, which tends to develop much better once we realise that all beings have a right to happiness, just as we do.
7. If you live your life honestly and truthfully, you'll be open and transparent, which leads to trust. And trust leads to friendship.
If you live your life honestly and truthfully, you'll be open and transparent, which leads to trust. And trust leads to friendship.
8. The basis of friendship is trust, not money and warm-heartedness is essential if we are to live happy lives.
The basis of friendship is trust not money and warm-heartedness is essential if we are to live happy lives.
9. The only thing that will bring happiness is affection and warmheartedness. This really brings inner strength and self-confidence, reduces fear, develops trust, and trust brings friendship.
The only thing that will bring happiness is affection and warmheartedness. This really brings inner strength and self-confidence, reduces fear, develops trust, and trust brings friendship.
10. Being honest and truthful engenders trust and trust leads to friendship and a good reputation. Because we all need friends, honesty and transparency are a basic aspect of human nature.
Being honest and truthful engenders trust and trust leads to friendship and a good reputation. Because we all need friends, honesty and transparency are a basic aspect of human nature.
12. Friendship is directly linked to warm-heartedness, which is also good for our physical health.
Friendship is directly linked to warm-heartedness, which is also good for our physical health.
13. Trust brings friendship, as a result of which you can always feel happy. Whether you look to the right or the left, you will always be able to smile.
Trust brings friendship, as a result of which you can always feel happy. Whether you look to the right or the left, you will always be able to smile.Trust brings friendship, as a result of which you can always feel happy. Whether you look to the right or the left, you will always be able to smile.
14. I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends
I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends