110 Spiritual Quotes on Love, Life, Healing, Inspiration & Encouragement

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I’m sharing some of the deeply profound spiritual quotes that touch many aspects of my life. Whenever I feel disheartened, reading some of these quotes remind me of the journey I’ve undertaken.

I have curated the best possible spiritual quotes that will help you in your journey as it does in mine. Spirituality is not a destination but a continuous journey of self-realization that evolves as we move closer to the origin of all phenomena.

Spiritual Quotes on Love

“Think of a young mother in the street and a dog barking at her; she is frightened and flies into nearest house. But suppose the next day she is in the street with her child, and a lion springs upon the child. Where will be her position now? Of course, in the very mouth of the lion, protecting her child. Love conquers all fear. Fear comes from the selfish idea of cutting one’s self off from the universe. The smaller and the more selfish I make myself, the more is my fear”

Swami Vivekananda

“Where there is love there is life.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide the unconditional love that comes from making contact with that place in them that is beyond conditions, which is just pure consciousness, pure essence. That is, once we acknowledge each other as existing, just being, then each of us is free to change optimally. If I can just love you because here we are, then you are free to grow as you need to grow.”

Ram Dass
spiritual quote by rumi

“Every living thing as it grows knows this truth. You reap what you sow. With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plan anything but love.”

Rumi

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Self-righteousness is much like a spiritual egocentricity. It constitutes a secular type of love that thrives under conditionality, one in which is only existent after an individual meets the adopted standards of the condemner; oppositely, unconditional love is a holy love.”

Criss Jami, Salomé

“When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.”

Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom

“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

“Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.”

Matthew Fox

“When you love, love as if the person is a God, not less than that. Never love a woman as a woman and never love a man as a man.”

Osho

“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.”

Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”

Mother Teresa
spiritual quote by ramdass

“Being love rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability.”

Ram Dass

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.”

Marianne Williamson

“A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.”

Mother Teresa

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

Marcus Aurelius

“The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.”

Marianne Williamson

“Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.”

Jack Kornfield

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives”

Dalai Lama

“The highest love is the love that is sexless, for it is perfect unity that is expressed in the highest love, and sex differentiates bodies. It is therefore only in spirit that union is possible.”

Swami Vivekananda

Spiritual Quotes on Life

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”

Kahlil Gibran

“Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.”

Brian Weiss

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost
spiritual quote by albert einstein

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

Mark Twain

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are.”

Carl Jung

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

Henry Miller

“You just understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.”

Amit Ray

“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
spiritual quote by tara brach

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.”

Tara Brach

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

Isaac Asimov

“Just as in the body, eye and ear develop as organs of perception, as senses for bodily processes, so does a man develop in himself soul and spiritual organs of perception through which the soul and spiritual worlds are opened to him. For those who do not have such higher senses, these worlds are dark and silent, just as the bodily world is dark and silent for a being without eyes and ears.

Rudolf Steiner, Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos

“Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.”

Swami Vivekananda

“Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.”

Jack Kornfield

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.”

Amit Ray

“Always say yes to the present moment. Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life and see how life starts suddenly working for you rather than against you.”

Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual Quotes for Healing

“Together we are all on a journey called life. We are a little broken and a little shattered inside. Each one of us is aspiring to make it to the end. None is deprived of pain here and we have all suffered in our own ways. I think our journey is all about healing ourselves and healing each other in our own special ways. Let’s just help each other put all those pieces back together and make it to the end more beautifully. Let us help each other survive”

Ram Dass

“Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.”

Rumi
spiritual quote by buddha

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

Buddha

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

Sri Ramana Maharshi

“What people resist the most about spiritual healing is changing their minds.”

S. Kelley Harrell

“You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.”

Cory Booker

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

Stephen Richards

“He who does not reflect his life bac123k to God in gratitude does not know himself.”

Albert Schweitzer

“The words of the Buddha offer this truth: Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed.”

Jack Kornfield, The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

“You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.”

Ramana Maharshi

“What we do in every other area of our lives (other than religion), is, rather than respect somebody’s beliefs, we evaluate their reasons.”

Sam Harris
Willian Blake quote on enlightenment

“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.”

William Blake

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”

Joseph Campbell

“I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.”

Thomas Aquinas

“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

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

Groucho Marx
Ramana Maharshi on happiness

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

Ramana Maharshi

“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”

William Paul Young

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

Anatole France

“The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.”

Samuel Ullman

Spiritual Quotes for Inspiration

George Bernard Shaw quote

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw

“We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human.”

Jacquelyn Small

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

Henry Miller

“Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.”

Dennis Banks

“If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains.”

Ramana Maharshi
Vine Deloria Jr. quote on religion

“Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.”

Vine Deloria Jr

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

Rene Descartes

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Helen Keller

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

Carl Jung

Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached

Swami Vivekananda

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

Buddha

“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

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

Paulo Coelho
Alan Watts quote

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan Watts

“Think the thought until you believe it, and once you believe it, it is.”

Abraham Hicks

“On the spiritual path, all the dreck and misery is transformed, maybe not that same day, but still transformed into spiritual fuel or insight.”

Anne Lamott

“Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.”

Swami Vivekananda

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

Kahlil Gibran

Spiritual Quotes for Encouragement

“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.”

Buddha

“The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.”

Ramana Maharshi

“I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.”

R.J. Anderson

“Truth is the same always. Whoever ponders it will get the same answer. Buddha got it. Patanjali got it. Jesus got it. Mohammed got it. The answer is the same, but the method of working it out may vary this way or that.”

Swami Satchidananda

“Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.”

Swami Vivekananda

“In Buddha’s opinion, to train in staying open and curious—to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs—is the best use of our human lives.”

Pema Chödrön

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

Osho

“The power within you is greater than the power within the world.”

Rhonda Byrne

“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

“God loves me when I sing. God respects me when I work.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”

Ram Dass

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

Buddha

“Whatever comes, don’t push it away. When it goes, do not grieve.”

Mooji
francis of assisi quote

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

Francis of Assisi

“Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.”

Dolores del Rio

“See the things that you want as already yours.”

Rhonda Byrne

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.”

Joyce Meyer

“When there’s nothing but humility, there’s nothing but spiritual oneness.”

Frederick Lenz

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer is God”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Five Top Spiritual Quotes on Awareness & Meditation

“First, one has to get out of ecstasy. If you can be aware of your joyful moments in the first place, the depression, the downs will not come. The door to get out is from ecstasy. So this is the simplest way: Be happy and be aware. Rejoice and be aware. Love and be aware”

Osho

“The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind.”

Eckhart Tolle
Ramana quote on self inquiry

“The inquiry Who am I? is the principal means to the removal of all misery and the attainment of the supreme bliss.”

Ramana Maharshi

“Awakening is dynamic, Constantly evolving in accordance with life’s realities.”

Taitetsu Unno

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”

Abraham H. Maslow

Five Powerful Spiritual Quotes on Enlightenment

“Enlightenment is the ego’s ultimate disappointment.”

Chögyam Trungpa

“Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realize that they know nothing.”

Sri Ramakrishna

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”

Adyashanti

“Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.”

Peter Deunov
Carl Jung quote on darkness

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy

“Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have the courage to use your own reason!’- that is the motto of enlightenment.”

Immanuel Kant

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