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+ 337 This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama


+ 320 Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama


+ 295 Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama


+ 296 Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. Dalai Lama


+ 288 This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama


+ 293 Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. Dalai Lama


+ 405 Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama


+ 429 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


+ 286 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama


+ 333 There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama


+ 228 The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama


+ 354 It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Dalai Lama


+ 320 I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama


+ 458 All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama


+ 247 Sleep is the best meditation. Dalai Lama


+ 239 My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama


+ 285 Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. Dalai Lama


+ 247 In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama


+ 253 In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. Dalai Lama


+ 336 If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. Dalai Lama


+ 295 We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama


+ 273 Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Dalai Lama


+ 307 We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. Dalai Lama


+ 269 A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. Dalai Lama


+ 286 When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. Dalai Lama


+ 351 It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. Dalai Lama


+ 334 The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk. Dalai Lama


+ 316 Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama


+ 396 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. Dalai Lama


+ 271 Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain. Dalai Lama


+ 269 If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. Dalai Lama


+ 279 With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama


+ 310 Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. Dalai Lama


+ 244 World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity. Dalai Lama


+ 346 Out of 7 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful. Dalai Lama


+ 292 The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama


+ 316 Home is where you feel at home and are treated well. Dalai Lama


+ 359 Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences. Dalai Lama


+ 279 The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis. Dalai Lama


+ 303 My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium. Dalai Lama


+ 265 I think governments can't do much. Dalai Lama


+ 271 We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily. Dalai Lama


+ 281 The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. Dalai Lama


+ 301 Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. Dalai Lama


+ 279 Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy. Dalai Lama


+ 226 Computers make me totally blank out. Dalai Lama


+ 324 I speak of the war as fruitless; for it is clear that, prosecuted upon the basis of the proclamations of September 22d and September 24th, 1862, prosecuted, as I must understand these proclamations, to say nothing of the kindred blood which has followed, upon the theory of emancipation, devastation, subjugation, it cannot fail to be fruitless in every thing except the harvest of woe which it is ripening for what was once the peerless republic. Franklin Pierce


+ 266 There is a woman at the begining of all great things. Alphonse de Lamartine


+ 355 To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. Alphonse de Lamartine


+ 308 Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama


+ 284 Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama


+ 284 Through violence, you may solve one problem, but you sow the seeds for another. Dalai Lama


+ 299 Take ownership: When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. Dalai Lama


+ 433 Long before it was known to me as a place where my ancestry was even remotely involved, the idea of a state for Jews (or a Jewish state; not quite the same thing, as I failed at first to see) had been 'sold' to me as an essentially secular and democratic one. The idea was a haven for the persecuted and the survivors, a democracy in a region where the idea was poorly understood, and a place whereas Philip Roth had put it in a one-handed novel that I read when I was about nineteeneven the traffic cops and soldiers were Jews. This, like the other emphases of that novel, I could grasp. Indeed, my first visit was sponsored by a group in London called the Friends of Israel. They offered to pay my expenses, that is, if on my return I would come and speak to one of their meetings.

I still haven't submitted that expenses claim. The misgivings I had were of two types, both of them ineradicable. The first and the simplest was the encounter with everyday injustice: by all means the traffic cops were Jews but so, it turned out, were the colonists and ethnic cleansers and even the torturers. It was Jewish leftist friends who insisted that I go and see towns and villages under occupation, and sit down with Palestinian Arabs who were living under house arrestif they were luckyor who were squatting in the ruins of their demolished homes if they were less fortunate. In Ramallah I spent the day with the beguiling Raimonda Tawil, confined to her home for committing no known crime save that of expressing her opinions. (For some reason, what I most remember is a sudden exclamation from her very restrained and respectable husband, a manager of the local bank: 'I would prefer living under a Bedouin muktar to another day of Israeli rule!' He had obviously spent some time thinking about the most revolting possible Arab alternative.) In Jerusalem I visited the Tutungi family, who could produce title deeds going back generations but who were being evicted from their apartment in the old city to make way for an expansion of the Jewish quarter. Jerusalem: that place of blood since remote antiquity. Jerusalem, over which the British and French and Russians had fought a foul war in the Crimea, and in the mid-nineteenth century, on the matter of which Christian Church could command the keys to some 'holy sepulcher.' Jerusalem, where the anti-Semite Balfour had tried to bribe the Jews with the territory of another people in order to seduce them from Bolshevism and continue the diplomacy of the Great War. Jerusalem: that pest-house in whose environs all zealots hope that an even greater and final war can be provoked. It certainly made a warped appeal to my sense of history.
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir


+ 299 The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere 'stick' in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis. Nikola Tesla


+ 141 The third row: leshem, shevo, and achlamah. Shemot 28:19


+ 94 And the third row: leshem, shevo, and achlamah. Shemot 39:12