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80 spiritual quotes to... raise your spirits!

Quotes on Spirituality: Angels

- Make friends with the angels, who though invisible, are always with you. ... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) French Bishop of Geneva, Roman Catholic saint

Quotes on Spirituality: Attitude

- What you see, you become.
The Vedas (sacred scriptures of Hinduism)

- Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

- Always look below the surface and behind the veil.
Martin Hahn (born 1968) Canadian facilitator of personal awakening programs

- Nothing here is profane for those who know how to see.
Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French philosopher, Jesuit priest

- The beauty in out hearts transforms the world around us.
Great Bear, Native American (details unknown)

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- No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) U.S. abolitionist, author

- Remain in wonder if you want mysteries to open up for you.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

- What kind of relationship would you like to have with Life?
Louise Hay (born 1926) U.S. self-help/spiritual author, publisher

- What does it matter whether God speaks to us from amongst the thorns or the flowers?
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) French Bishop of Geneva, Roman Catholic saint

- The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

- Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

- We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French philosopher, Jesuit priest

- We live in two worlds... the world into which we were born, and the otherworld that was born within us. Both may be a blessing or a curse. We choose.
Druid homily

- In the path toward wholeness, we need to embrace both our pain and our joy in order to restore the full range of experience that makes us most empathetically human.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

- The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word "enthusiasm"—a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men is measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

- A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

Quotes on Spirituality: Behaviour

- Be—don't try to become.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

- Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish author, dramatist

- The Almighty has not created the Universe that we may have opportunities to satisfy our greed, envy and ambition.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

- If I make good use of my eyes and brain in this life, I shall see all the fine things, or perhaps finer still, in the life to come.
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) English clergyman, university professor, historian, novelist

- Only in fully committing to the path you have already chosen will you be shown the freedom you seek to pursue and receive all that life has to offer. Otherwise you will only be shown the superficial treasures that allure the eye so easily into believing that this is where you need to spend your time and energy.
Martin Hahn (born 1968) Canadian facilitator of personal awakening programs

- The point… is not about whether or not it is good or bad to believe in God or a higher being, but rather the danger that occurs when we choose to believe in anything that we then use as an excuse to avoid responsibility for our own actions, behaviours, thoughts and feelings, or, to escape looking inside and facing the truth about who we are and the way we think and feel.
Patrick Wanis, contemporary Australian US-based life coach, human behaviour/relationship expert, clinical hypnotherapist

Quotes on Spirituality: Belief

- The only problem facing you in life is the belief in separation from your Source. Solve that one and all the other ones will vanish.
J.R. Price (details unknown)

- The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) U.S. architect, interior designer, writer, educator

Quotes on Spirituality: Creation

- One of God's great gifts—perhaps the greatest gift to each of us—is being born into an unfinished world and given a share with God in creation. We become worthy of this great trust when we commit our lives to the Creator's way of unconditional, non-manipulative, all-accepting love.
Dale Turner (1917-2006) U.S. Congregational minister, writer

Quotes on Spirituality: Ecstasy

- Ecstasy is a sensation that is encountered in our hearts. It is seeing and hearing with the heart rather than just with eyes and ears. It is also a flame which springs up in the heart out of longing, to see and to become one with its truth.
Hi-Ah Park, contemporary Korean mudang (shaman)

- To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is real hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against the nature. You are going upstream—that's what misery is.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

Quotes on Spirituality: Evil

- Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance and cruelty.
Raisa M. Gorbachev (1932-1999) First Lady of the Soviet Union

- The certain sign by which to recognize good from evil is not so much the end, which may appear to be holy and sublime, as the means selected to achieve the end.
Archimandrite Sophrony (1896-1993) Russian Christian monk

Quotes on Spirituality: Holiness

- The holiest place on Earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love.
A Course in Miracles

Quotes on Spirituality: Immortality

- I think immortality is the passing of a soul through many lives or experiences, and such as are truly lived, used and learned, help on to the next, each growing richer, happier and higher.
Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) U.S. novelist

Quotes on Spirituality: Judgement

- Guilt destroys a person’s radiance.
Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa (born 1954) Canadian Sikh, author, kundalini yoga instructor

- Don't say this is good and that is bad. Drop all discrimination. Accept everything as it is.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

- To God all things are beautiful and good and just; but men have supposed some things to be unjust, others just.
Chuang Tzu/Master Zhuang (c. 369 BCE-c. 286 BCE) Chinese philosopher

Quotes on Spirituality: Karma

- If you have a thousand dollars and you choose to spend that thousand dollars on things other than rent and bills, the consequence may be that you’re delinquent on your bills and you lose the apartment. Are you being punished? No. It’s neutral. Cause and effect. People have to get the idea of punishment out of their heads.
Corbie Mitleid, contemporary U.S. certified psychic, medium

- We often misconstrue karma to be a punishment. It is not… Karma is a neutral, impersonal law of the universe. In that sense, it is much like gravity. If one stumbles and falls, one does not say, “Gravity is punishing me. Gravity is bad. I have been victimized by gravity.” Clearly, it would not make sense to speak that way. Similarly, we are never punished or victimized by karma.
Robert Schwartz, contemporary U.S. journalist, spiritual author

Quotes on Spirituality: Love

- If one remains on a journey of spiritual growth, one’s capacity to love grows and grows.
M. Scott Peck (1936 -2005) U.S. psychiatrist, author

- There are no galley slaves in the royal vessel of divine love—every man works his oar voluntarily!
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) French Bishop of Geneva, Roman Catholic saint

- If you want to see the face of God, then you must at least spend some time every day with His chosen instrument: your own heart.
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) Indian-born U.S.-based spiritual teacher, philosopher

Quotes on Spirituality: Meditation

- Any mundane activity can become meditative. Digging a hole in the garden, planting new roses in the garden—you can do it with such tremendous love and compassion, you can do it with the hands of a Buddha. There is no contradiction. ... I say unto you, your every act should be a ceremony.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

Quotes on Spirituality: Miracles

- Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.
Osho (1931-1990) Indian spiritual teacher

- Don't look for miracles. You yourself are the miracle.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) U.S. novelist, painter

- 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 (1879-1955) German-born Jewish physicist, genius

- Failure to appreciate the numinous, the miraculous, the nectar of sweet juicy life in its natural state, brings about certain decline and prolongs suffering.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

Quotes on Spirituality: Mission

- Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach (born 1936) U.S. inspirational writer

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Quotes on Spirituality: Nature

- If we wish to know the truth concerning anything, we'll find it in the nature of that thing.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) U.S. architect, interior designer, writer, educator

- God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has been said often by philosophers that nature is the will of God. And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) U.S. architect, interior designer, writer, educator

- Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

Quotes on Spirituality: Oneness

- There is neither spirit nor matter in the world; the stuff of the universe is spirit-matter.
Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French philosopher, Jesuit priest

- The real which is at the heart of the universe is reflected in the infinite depths of the self.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 -1975) Indian philosopher, statesman

- Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
Chief Seattle (c.1780-1866) Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes leader

- An atmosphere of sympathetic influence encircles every human being; and the man or woman who feels strongly, healthily and justly, on the great interests of humanity, is a constant benefactor to the human race.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) U.S. abolitionist, author

- If you would bring light and healing to humanity but believe your impact constricted by role, your power weakened by circumstance, your reach limited by injury from physical accident, rest assured that all the world knows that you are here. You are heard. You are seen. And where your voice does not carry and your feet cannot tread, even so does every soul feel your presence on levels beyond conscious human perception. And your impact radiates farther still, throughout the dimensions, dimensions that appear to be but are not far-removed from you. The light you live, the forgiveness you extend, the healing you create, and the love you remember yourself to be are deeply felt by all in body and all in spirit.
Robert Schwartz, contemporary U.S. journalist, spiritual author

Quotes on Spirituality: Peace

- I believe that the people who are following a spiritual path are promoting peace for the planet and for other people. If we could only unite on this level of consciousness, then we will be there.
Masaru Emoto (born 1943) Japanese researcher, author

Quotes on Spirituality: Prayer

- Prayer partnership is a crucial factor in spiritual growth and material manifestation. Use it, and you will move from a single-engine propeller plane to a four-engine jet.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

- In admitting we don’t know, we stop trying to work from the old mind. We let go. And in letting go, we let something beyond our ordinary awareness answer our prayers. You may call it God, Goddess, Spirit, the Force, Higher Power, Fate or Destiny, but its appearance is generally marked by an unexpected presence of Grace.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

- It is an experience of grace to have our prayers answered in the depths of sorrow, to receive cooling salve for our burns, compassion for our woes, a boon from an unknown source when it is most needed. But this grace can only come when we are open.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

- Your prayer will be answered, because you are wrong about all of it! Whenever you perceive lack, loss, or limitations, you are applying a fear-based vision to a love-based Universe. It is only when we doggedly cling to our self-image as a victim that the universe continues to match our beliefs with situations that reflect our sense of powerlessness. What you wish to be true can be true, but you must open to allowing it. You must recognize that you deserve love, healing and prosperity more than fear, illness and poverty.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

Quotes on Spirituality: Sacred Plants

- When something basic to the fabric of being is suppressed, its shadow side is invited. In suppressing the ancient knowledge of sacred plants, we have invited the shadow side of drug abuse—of drugs used dangerously, without regard to their sacred context, without using them as allies in the spirit world.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

- The repression of spiritual pharmacology, loosely grouped under the heading of “drug wars” is founded on hypocrisy. In a drug-infested culture, where the medical establishment prescribes countless drugs that are often harmful and addicting, where fully legal alcohol and cigarettes dull our awareness and create massive deaths, we culturally sanction substances that allow us to remain in ignorance and denial, out of touch with the greater fabric in which we are woven. We condone the very actions that keep us from awakening, and forbid the ones that might catalyze the end of this collective dreamspell that is rapidly creating a biospheric wasteland.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

Quotes on Spirituality: Saintliness

- What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) U.S. abolitionist, author

Quotes on Spirituality: Spiritual Power

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- Any group that communes in the name of spirit is effective.
Deepak Chopra M.D. (born 1947) Indian-born U.S.-based physician, metaphysican, author

- Spirit is passionate; without passion no one can be truly spiritual.
Deepak Chopra M.D. (born 1947) Indian-born U.S.-based physician, metaphysican, author

- Spiritual power increases as people gather. Truth grows stronger because it is shared.
Deepak Chopra M.D. (born 1947) Indian-born U.S.-based physician, metaphysican, author

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Quotes on Spirituality: Transformation

- The ultimate miracle of transformation is the transformation that happens within us.
Marianne Williamson (born 1952) U.S. spiritual activist, author, lecturer

- Material things used for spiritual purposes become transformed. They acquire a spiritual meaning themselves.
Michael A. Cremo (born 1948) U.S. Vedic creationist

- The breaking open of the soul, the call for help, the thirst for answers, for a new way of seeing, are all necessary elements of transformation.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. (born 1952) U.S. writer, spiritual teacher

Quotes on Spirituality: Universal Life Force

- The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird in flight is in us all.
Anzia Yezierska (c.1880-1970) Polish-born U.S. novelist

- Our feelings of love, hate, fear, forgiveness, etc. are actually instructions that program the Divine Matrix.
Ismini Apostoli, contemporary Greek psychotherapist

- I believe not only in "special providences," but in the whole universe as one infinite complexity of "special providences."
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) English clergyman, university professor, historian, novelist

- I see everywhere the inevitable expression of the Infinite in the world; through it the supernatural is at the bottom of every heart.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

- People reside within qi* and qi resides within people. From heaven and earth down to the ten thousand things, each one requires qi to live. (*pronounced “chi”: life force)
Ge Hong (283-343) Chinese Taoist philosopher

- The idea of God is a form of the idea of the Infinite. As long as the mystery of the infinite weighs on human thought, temples will be erected for the worship of the Infinite, whether God is called Brahma, Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

- Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and who obeys it: ideal of art, ideal of science, ideal of the gospel virtues, therein lie the springs of great thoughts and great actions; they all reflect light from the Infinite.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

- He who proclaims the existence of the Infinite—and none can avoid it—accumulates in that affirmation more of the supernatural than is to be found in all the miracles of all the religions; for the notion of the Infinite presents that double character that forces itself upon us and yet is incomprehensible. When this notion seizes upon our understanding, we can but kneel.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

Quotes on Spirituality: Vision

- Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) U.S. Protestant preacher, self-help author

- Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. essayist, philosopher, poet, Transcendentalist

- Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) U.S. Baptist minister

- Living out of our vision is more powerful than living out of our circumstance. Holding on to a vision invokes the circumstances by which the vision is achieved. Vision is content; material circumstances mere form.
Marianne Williamson (born 1952) U.S. spiritual activist, author, lecturer

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