Top 100 Spiritual Quotes

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Updated on: February 1, 2023
Spiritual quotes

A new year is the right time to let go of everything that no longer resonates with you. Here you will find the 100 most uplifting spiritual quotes to embrace your inner divinity and help you lift your face again. 

Each person has a different spiritual journey. Before reading the quotes, ask yourself: What is asking my soul now? Keep for yourself the ones that vibrate with your inner energy. 

10 short spiritual quotes

These 10 short spiritual quotes will motivate you to sail through your challenges.

  1. “The way is not in the sky; the way is in the heart.” – Buddha
  2.  “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” – Rumi
  3. “Let the breath lead the way.” – Sharon Salzberg
  4. “Hope is praying for rain, but faith is bringing an umbrella.” – Unknown
  5. “If god is all you have, you have all you need.” – John 14:8 
  6. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere
  7. “Let your faith be bigger than your fears.” – Hebrews 13:6.
  8. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown 
  9. “There is no other spiritual teacher than you own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda
  10.  “I close my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin

10 spiritual quotes about God

Read 10 profound spiritual quotes about God to guide your path if you feel lost. 

  1. “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.” – Elbert Hubbard
  2. “The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “You do not need to work to become spiritual. You are spiritual; you need only to remember that fact. Spirit is within you. God is within you.” – Julia Cameron
  4. “Spirituality is not about being fixed; it is about God being present in the mess of our unfixedness.” – Michael Yaconelli
  5. “God put us here on this carnival ride. We close our eyes, never knowing where it’ll take us next.” – Carrie Underwood
  6. “I sometimes get very angry at God, and I do not feel guilty about it, because the anger is an affirmation of faith. You cannot get angry at someone who is not there.” – Madeleine L’Engle, The Irrational Season
  7. “Lord God, you know what you’re doing!” – Gladys Aylward
  8. “Something revolutionary happens in the heart when you recognize that every single person you will ever meet is made in the image of God.” – Jackie Hill Perry
  9. “I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.” – Paulo Coelho
  10. “Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.” – C.S. Lewis

80 inspiring spiritual quotes

These 80 inspiring spiritual quotes can bring you back home to yourself to heal and grow.

  1. “You can't have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.” – Cory Booker
  2. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare
  3. “Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.” – Marianne Williamson
  4. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  5. “When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.” – Stephen Richards
  6. “Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  7. “You have power over your mind–not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
  12. “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
  13. “The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.” –Unknown
  14. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.” – Paulo Coelho
  15. “A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  16. “Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity.” – Deepak Chopra
  17. “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
  18. “Character can not 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
  19. “If you lose money you lose much, if you lose friends you lose more, if you lose faith you lose all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  20. “Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.” – Max Lucado
  21. “To walk the spiritual path is to continually step out into the unknown.” – Wallace Huey
  22. “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
  23. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield
  24. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, man cannot live without a spiritual life.” – Buddha
  25. “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner
  26. “Spirituality: the art of keeping your internal fire alive.” – Maxime Lagacé
  27. “If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.” – Ed Sullivan
  28. “What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” – Caroline Myss
  29. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  30. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett
  34. “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
  35. “Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world.” – Dalai Lama
  36. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
  37. “You and your purpose in life are the same thing. Your purpose is to be you.” – George Alexiou
  38. “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
  39. “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman
  40. “What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something.” – Kentetsu Takamori
  41. “Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.” – Jose Saramago
  42. “When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.” – Lord Krishna
  43. “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan
  44. “There’s a lot that is good in your life—don’t take it for granted. Don’t get so focused on the struggles that you miss the gift of today.” – Joel Osteen
  45. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana
  46. “Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” – Oprah Winfrey
  47. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne Dyer
  48. “When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?” – Virginia Woolf
  49. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy
  50. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” –Pema Chödrön
  51. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  52. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
  53. “We are not punished for our anger; we are punished by our anger.” – Eknath Easwaran
  54. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  55. “Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won’t rain forever.” – Amy Poehler
  56. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung
  57. “Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.” – Deepak Chopra
  58. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
  59. “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” – Joseph Campbell
  60. “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
  61. “You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.” – Anthony de Mello
  62. “Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains.” – Ramana Maharshi
  63. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
  64. “Spiritual growth is not like fast food. It takes time for its roots to grow, and that requires us to be receptive and patient.” – Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom
  65. “Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.” – Toby Mac
  66. “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
  67. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  68. “Spirituality is the light that dispels the darkness of material sense enjoyment.” – Invajy
  69. “The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen
  70. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray
  71. “Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  72. “We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”– Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  73. “At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  74. “The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.” – Marianne Williamson
  75. “Forgiveness means you are not allowing them to stay anywhere in your mind.” – Invajy
  76. “Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.” – Dolores del Rio
  77. “There is a light within our soul that burns brighter than the sun. And we ignore it.” – Basith
  78. “You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too.” – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
  79. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.” – Albert Einstein
  80. “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss

How many of these quotes touched your soul? Besides reading inspirational quotes, watching movies is another way to lift your spirits. Remember, inside you is the power to overcome any complex situation. Facing trials and struggling every now and then is inevitable, but rain allows us to see the rainbow.

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