Our True Nature Quotes

Our true nature is goodness and happiness


To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha

Once we conclude that the basic nature of humanity is compassionate rather than aggressive, our relationship to the world around us changes immediately.  Seeing others as basically compassionate instead of hostile and selfish helps us relax, trust, and live at ease.  It makes us happier.     – Howard Cutler

Education should be in harmony with the child’s essentially kind nature.  The most important element is that children be raised in a climate of love and tenderness.       – The Dalai Lama

Look into your heart.  Follow your nature.   – Buddha

The mind in its natural state can be compared to the sky, covered by layers of cloud which hide its true nature.      – Kalu Rinpoche.

Regardless of how desolate our life is right now, our intrinsic beauty and potential remain, awaiting our love and attention.  – Maggie Hamilton

Although I personally believe that our human nature is fundamentally gentle and compassionate, I feel it is not enough that this is our underlying nature; we must also develop an appreciation and awareness of that fact. And changing how we perceive ourselves, through learning and understanding, can have a very real impact on how we interact with others and conduct our daily lives.
– The Dalai Lama: The Art of Happiness

We are already wisdom.  – Arnaud Desjardins

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.  – Ramona L. Anderson

Only the proper environmental conditions are required to allow the underlying and natural ‘seed of compassion’ to germinate and grow.         – The Dalai Lama

Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anyone we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister.  No matter how different the dress and behaviour, there is no significant division between us and others … our basic natures are the same.
– The Dalai Lama

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within.
– Helen Keller.

A feeling of warmth creates a kind of openness.  You’ll find that all human beings are just like you. That gives you a spirit of friendship.
– The 14th Dalai Lama.

The best way we can serve the world is to be in touch with our inner joy- the spirit within us.  – Peggy Jenkins.

The more intimately we know our inner world, the more profound will be our experience of the outer world.  – Maggie Hamilton

Our own true nature is Infinite Joy!
Always happy, Always peaceful, Always free.
― Sri Swami Satchidananda

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.  –– Mahatma Gandhi


He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
― Marcus Aurelius

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own—not of the same blood or birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine.
― Marcus Aurelius


The happy man needs nothing and no one. Not that he holds himself aloof, for indeed he is in harmony with everything and everyone; everything is “in him”; nothing can happen to him. The same may also be said for the contemplative person; he needs himself alone; he lacks nothing.  ― Josef Pieper

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