We are fragile creatures, and it is from this weakness, not despite it, that we discover the possibility of true joy.
Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.
A person is a person through other persons.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act despite it.
We would probably have said ‘in spite of ‘ the adversity, but it seems like he’s saying ‘because of’, the adversity that this had evolved for him.
I prefer to go to hell than to heaven. I can solve more problems in hell. I can help more people there.
Marriage, even the best ones-perhaps especially the best ones-are an ongoing process of spoken and unspoken forgiveness.
Forgiveness does not mean we forget. You should remember the negative thing, but because there is a possibility to develop hatred, we mustn’t allow ourselves to be led in that direction- we choose forgiveness.
But in the end you discover that an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.
Then the Dalai Lama’s playful tone changed as he pointed at the Archbishop’s face warmly. “This picture, special picture.” Then he paused for a long moment. “I think, at time of my death…” The word death hung in the air like a prophecy. “…I will remember you.”