Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell.  Spirituality is for people who have already been there.” Bonnie Raitt


1.)  “That which you resist stays.”  David R. Hawkins

2.)  “Would you rather be right or free?”  Byron Katie

3.)  “Misery is complexity. Happiness is simplicity.”  Lester Levenson

4.)  “The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give.”  Mother Teresa

5.)  “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”   Khalil Gibran

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6.)  “And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to the span of life?”  Jesus 


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7.)  “To be in time is to be asleep: to be awake is to be in eternity.”  Osho

8.)  “Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.”  David Steindl-Rast

9.)  “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”  Rumi Quote

10.)  “Success is a welcomed gift for the uninhibited mind.”  Adlin Sinclair

11.)  “I love all religions, but I am in love with my own.”  Mother Teresa

12.)  “I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have.”  Dan Brown


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13.)  “Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”  Anthony de Mello

14.)  “The Church has its problems, but the older I get, the more comfort I find there.”  Bono

15.)  “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”  Deepak Chopra

16.)  “The purpose of the heart is to know yourself, to be yourself, and yet one with God.”  Edgar Cayce

15.)  “The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul.”  Khalil Gibran

16.)  “The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.”  Anais Nin
17.)  “If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear.”  Confucius

18.)  “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”  Jesus


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19.)  “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!”  Eckhart Tolle

20.)  “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”  Carl Jung

21.)  “I believe in myself. I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love.”  Richard Branson

22.)  “It enables me to go to bed with an enriching feeling in my soul and the belief that I am changing myself.”  Nelson Mandela

23.)  “But maybe, by raising my voice, I can help the greatest of all causes – good will among men and peace on earth.”  Albert Einstein


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24.)  “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” The Buddha

25.)  “One hour’s meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.”  Muhammad

26.)  “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.”  Gandhi

27.)  “…where we entirely miss the obvious-that is, that we are all trying to decipher life’s big mysteries, and we’re each following our own paths of enlightenment.”  Dan Brown

28.)  “When a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes become.”  Carlos Castaneda

29.)  “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”   Joseph Campbell


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30.)  “It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti
31.)  “Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”  Miguel Angel Ruiz

32.)  “It’s just such a freeing thing to set these great challenges for yourself, to travel, to learn more about the world, to just go out there and get crazy and get free and get strong.” Angelina Jolie

34.)  “I think there’s an invisible principle of living too. If we believe we’re guided through every step of our lives, we are. It’s a lovely sight, watching it work.”  Richard Bach

35.)  “Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.”  Carlos Castaneda

36.)  “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”  Buddha


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37.)  “It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the “I Am,” our real presence, can awaken.”   G.I. Gurdjieff

38.)  “We have always been involved in spiritual evolution. We are spiritual beings, we have always been spiritual beings and we will always be spiritual beings.”  Gary Zukav

39.)  “Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.”  Rumi

40.)  “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”  Buddha

41.)  “The Buddha’s teachings on love are clear. It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

42.)  “The continual awareness of what was going on made me feel ashamed I wasn’t saying anything. I burst out because I could no longer play that game any more, it was just too much for me.”  John Lennon


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43.)  “Without faith, hope and trust, there is no promise for the future, and without a promising future, life has no direction, no meaning and no justification.”  Adlin Sinclair
44.)  “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”   Buddha

45.)  “We must have the faith that things will work out somehow, that God will make a way for us when there seems no way.”  Martin Luther King
46.)  “Through awareness, you get a certain attitude. That’s the way, you see, to achieve more peaceful, more compassion, more friendship through that way.”  14th Dalai Lama

47.)  “Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”  Ram Dass

48.)  “The sage seeks freedom from desire. He does not collect precious things. He learns not to hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.”  Lao Tzu


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49.)  “If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness.”  James Redfield
50.)  “I see the potential for a new world being born in front of me and all around me, and I feel the only way to bring that potential into being is to know myself.”  Gary Zukav

51.)  “No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities. It’s a shame to waste those by doing what someone else has done.”  Joseph Campbell

52.)  “We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”  Shakti Gawain


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53.)  “The highest level of creativity consists in being, not doing. When the being is intense enough, when the words are spoken enough, when the thoughts are thought enough, the doing will automatically follow.”  Marianne Williamson

54.)  “Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”  Carlos Castaneda

55.)  “If you deny yourself access to the child within because you’re too serious, you also block your connection to the divine Light and your feminine self. Every creator who’s any good uses their feminine side to create with.. Whether a scientist working on a hunch, a painter working on the interplay of colors, or a musician dealing with the juxtaposition of notes and chords.”  Stuart Wilde

56.)  “Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

57.)  “The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”  Deepak Chopra

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58.)  “I think the new spirituality will be a spirituality that’s not based on a particular dogma. And that steps away from the old spiritual paradigm that we have created on this planet, which comes from a thought that there is such a thing as being better.”  Neale Donald Walsch

59.)  “I have an almost religious zeal… not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.”  Dan Millman

60.)   “Where is the peace in more is better?  This idea keeps us exclusively in the physical domain.  You can replace the more is better belief with an inner serenity that doesn’t need more to be acceptable.  There is no peace in more is better, and if it doesn’t being peace to your life, then it’s something you want to discard.”   Wayne Dyer

61.)  “Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.”  Zig Ziglar


22 Responses to 61 Spirituality Quotes for the Soul to Ponder

  1. Guendalina says:

    Great post. I love your blog!!! It is very inspiring!

  2. Muffins says:

    That's cool. :) Keep on good stuff!

  3. Grampa Ken says:

    I am a lover of quotes too. They offer wonderful guidance. My all-time favorites:

    What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure, but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha

    If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? – Shantideva

    All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau

    Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Marcus Cicero

    He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves. – Chinese proverb

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about the things which are beyond the power of the will. – Epictetus

    Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. – John Clapham

    To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius

    When you are good to others, you are best to yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

    The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. – John Milton

    Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy though he be master of the world. – Epicurus

    • Wow! Thanks Grampa Ken. Those are wonderful quotes, I always appreciate it when someone adds something of value to my posts.

      My Favorite was "All good things are wild and free." – Henry David Thoreau

      So simple and powerful

    • veera says:

      good job everybody selects whatever they need

      • veera says:

        In any way or whatever we expect we get a quotation .
        you did a good job
        We can get inspiration through these quotations

  4. Erik Lieux says:

    A little pocket of Wisdom and love – that I'll keep in my Delicious Bookmarks forever :)

  5. Paul Maurice Martin says:

    You sure have compiled some great ones…

  6. frank donaldson says:

    Being happy and in love with the whole world is the one true gift which must Be realized—peace—Fx2

  7. I just found your blog and I love it. It was quite refreshing to see some quotes that I hadn't seen before. I love quotes also and recently made a blog post with my Top 10 favorite quotes. Hmm, I may have to revise that list now. Anyway, you might want to have a look @

  8. Doug Rasmussen says:

    We are all unborn,undying eternal awareness. My own quote i thought you might like. Great site you have,inspiring.

  9. That is a wonderful collection of quotes. It’s also lovely having read most of them, and feeling the energy that each one represents. A simplicity representing the whole.

  10. You have a wonderfully peaceful and inspiring blog. I love it

  11. ruby slipper says:

    Hmm originality.. the only thing that makes us different from one another is our experiences. We're uniQue because of our minds.. perhaps. This is a lovely blog, thanks for sharing.

  12. A nice collection of quotes. These quotes inspire us to introspect within and take a look as to which way our life is heading. Bringing greater mindfulness and awareness in our day to day activities could go a long way in bringing greater happiness in our life.

  13. Muthukumar says:

    nice pictures

  14. meditation techniques says:

    Nice blog.I also think that
    meditation techniques are the best way to get relaxation and also it is the only way to know about our soul.
    Thanks for this blog.

  15. Juliette says:

    I am writer/ and quote writer myself. I write on these same topics of mind, body, and spirit. I love this site/blog. Please continue with this. I have a renewed vigor today based on the quotes here. I was have a down week and I needed to hear ever bit o this!! Thanks so very much. Juliette

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