- "Today's world requires us to accept the oneness of humanity."
- "We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others."
- "I think that it is generally true that members of certain traditional, rural communities, do enjoy a greater harmony and tranquillity than those settles on our modern cities. My impression is that those living in the materially developed countires, for all their industry, are in some ways less satisfied, are less happy, and to some extent suffer more than those living in the least developed countires. Indeed, if we compare the rich with the poor, it often seems that those with less are often less anxious. As for the rich......they are so caught up with the idea of acquiring more than that they make no room for anything else in their lives. As a result, they are constantly plagued by mental and emotional suffering - even though outwardly they may appear to be leading entirely successful and comfortable lives."
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama on wikiquote