"His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his struggle for the liberation of Tibet has consistently opposed the use of violence. He has instead advocated peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people.
His Holiness has developed his philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature.
In the opinion of the Nobel Committee he has come forward with constructive and forward-looking proposals for the solution of international conflicts, human rights issues, and global environmental problems."
The Dalai Lama received the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.