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151 Inspirational Spiritual Quotes About Life

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Top 10 Spiritual Quotes

The Holy Land is everywhere.

Black Elk
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The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are.

Adyashanti
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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.

William Blake
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With God, a day is like a thousand years so as we pray about our fears. Trust in Him and His timing too, He knows better than we do.

Catherine Pulsifer
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Nothing is, unless our thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare
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The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Your darkness is one of the most powerful tools you have for your spiritual evolution.

Unknown
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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Jung
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When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.

Milan Kundera
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More Spiritual Quotes

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard  

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau

If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. Brené Brown

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit. Thomas Merton  

When a man is willing and eager, the Gods join in. Aeschylus

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

Be here, now! Ram Dass

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein

Eventually, all that one has learnt will have to be forgotten. Ramana Maharshi

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. Alan Watts

God finds himself by creating. Rabindranath Tagore

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are. Carl Jung  

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. Joseph Campbell

Your thoughts become things. Rhonda Byrne  

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius

Wake up and live. Bob Marley

Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. Pema Chödrön

All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there’s an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration. Deepak Chopra

We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful. Eric Micha’el Leventhal

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. Rita Mae Brown

This moment is all there is. Rumi

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. Amit Ray

The further down my spiritual path I go, the less I am able to define. When I turn inward, I find no words. Only light, only love. Laura Jaworski

The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. Adyashanti

Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved. Jane Goodall

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

Spirituality: the art of keeping your internal fire alive. Maxime Lagacé

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Albert Einstein

Nothing kills the ego like playfulness, like laughter. When you start taking life as fun, the ego has to die, it cannot exist anymore. Osho

The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart. Buddha

Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. Osho

The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody. Ram Dass

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Your thoughts are the primary cause of everything. Rhonda Byrne

You have power over your mind–not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing more important than this moment. Unknown

Don’t try to steer the river. Deepak Chopra

Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts. Benjamin Disraeli

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. Jack Kornfield

Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. Eckhart Tolle

I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. Max Lucado

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. Ludwig van Beethoven

Knock, and He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and He’ll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, and He’ll turn you into everything. Rumi

When everything gets answered, it’s fake. Sean Penn

Inspirational Spiritual Quotes

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. Wayne Dyer

I am realistic – I expect miracles. Wayne Dyer

The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake. Rhonda Byrne

You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you. Paramahansa Yogananda

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

I close my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too. Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am. Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual progress is like a detoxification. Marianne Williamson

The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening. Albert Einstein

You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple. Anthony de Mello

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand. Shannon L. Alder

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You and your purpose in life are the same thing. Your purpose is to be you. George Alexiou

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. Wilferd Peterson

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. Oprah Winfrey

Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. Elder Wisdom

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. Swami Vivekananda

Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place. Naval Ravikant

Reach for a thought that feels better. Abraham Hicks

To walk the spiritual path is to continually step out into the unknown. Wallace Huey

Let the breath lead the way. Sharon Salzberg

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Henry Miller

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. Osho

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

To be in time is to be asleep: to be awake is to be in eternity. Osho 

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains. Ramana Maharshi

Relax into the moment and let the universe do the driving. If there was a secret to happiness in life, I’d say that was it. Jed McKenna

When you make a choice, you change the future. Deepak Chopra

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. th Dalai Lama

Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Eckhart Tolle

The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Unknown

Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity. Deepak Chopra

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs. Steve Maraboli

Spiritual Quotes About Life

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. Voltaire

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Everything in the world was my Guru. Ramana Maharshi

Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone and do nothing. Maxime Lagacé

You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. Osho

Anything that makes you weak–physically, intellectually and spiritually–reject it as poison. Swami Vivekananda

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

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It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality. Friedrich Nietzsche

The power within you is greater than the power within the world. Rhonda Byrne

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family. Ram Dass  

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. Shooter Teton Sioux (Native American)

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. Daniel Defoe

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anais Nin

When you realize there is no lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable. Michel de Montaigne

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment. Swami Vivekananda

Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson  

Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs. Marianne Williamson

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. Francis of Assisi

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. Eckhart Tolle

The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. Marianne Williamson 

Equanimity arises when we accept the way things are. Jack Kornfield

Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role. Paramahansa Yogananda

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be guided by spirit and not driven by ego. Unknown

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise. Mother Teresa

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. Wayne Dyer

Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you. Osho

I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther

Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not. Deepak Chopra

The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. Henri J.M. Nouwen

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. John Lennon

Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there. Vine Deloria, Jr.

Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. Marianne Williamson.

Motivational Spiritual Quotes

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Accept–then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously transform your whole life. Eckhart Tolle

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone. Amit Ray

The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go. Elizabeth Gilbert

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung  

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. Augustine of Hippo

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are. José Saramago

Once you stop learning, you start dying. Albert Einstein

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. Swami Sivananda

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. Deepak Chopra  

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. Roosevelt

All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Swami Vivekananda

Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage. Ramana Maharshi

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare  

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven. Johannes A. Gaertner

All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself. Martin Luther

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Thich Nhat Hanh

When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you. Stephen Richards

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. Hindu proverb

Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached. Swami Vivekananda

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