"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength."
Dalai Lama XIV
"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."
"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
"This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness."
"If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever."
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better."
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
"Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively."
"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings....