The Dalai Lama is Tibet’s spiritual leader, as well as a spiritual figure revered across the world. He is the 14th Dalai Lama to bear the title, and he is 83 years old. His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso is the Dalai Lama who has reigned the longest (and lived the longest), and he may be the final Dalai Lama.

Despite the fact that his travel schedule has been greatly restricted due to age and tiredness, the Dalai Lama has been traversing the world since the 1950s, imparting spiritual guidance. His broad spiritual understanding has been shaped in great part by his encounters with new civilizations in various lands. That is perhaps why Dalai Lama’s life quotes can teach us so much as travelers. Dalai Lama’s compassion quotes can help us become more conscious travelers, while Dalai Lama’s travel quotes can further motivate us to go to new places and learn fresh perspectives.

Life Quotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama:

“Often speaking generates a dramatic impression, and other moments of silence create a major impact.”

“When misunderstanding reigns supreme, there can be no true serenity.”

“Unconditional love, not hatred, is the best method to influence people’s ideas.”

“Keep in mind that not receiving what you desire can often be a tremendous stroke of luck.”

“An attitude of openness is an honest soul.”

“There seems to be a Tibetan proverb that says, ‘Tragedy should be used as a source of strength.’ No matter what problems we face or how terrible our experiences are, if we lose hope, that is our true calamity.”

Love Quotes from the Dalai Lama:

“Give the people you care about wings to soar, roots to return to, and reasons to remain.”

“The more love motivates you, the braver and freer you will be in your actions.”

“The lack of judgment is love.”

“Love and compassion are not frills; they are needs. Humanity cannot thrive without them.”

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we can’t exist without human attachment,” says the author.