The 14th Dalai Lama is an icon for peace and nonviolence. He travels the world spreading his message of compassion and humanity. To celebrate his birthday on 6th July, here are 10 of his most beautiful quotes.

1. ON HAPPINESS
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

2. ON KINDNESS
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

3. ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

4. ON LOVE
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”

5. ON PEACE
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

6. ON KNOWLEDGE
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

7. ON PROBLEM SOLVING
“If a problem can be solved it will be. If it cannot be solved there is no use worrying about it.”

8. ON THE ENVIRONMENT
“It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.”

9. ON COMPASSION
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”

10. ON AFFECTION
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

Now try putting this wisdom into practice and let me know how you get on!

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