Inspirational Spiritual Quotes for Awakening and Wisdom

Spiritual Quotes

Quotes about spirituality, spiritual growth and awakening, collected from various sources.

Spiritual Quotes

“Doubts never end. If one doubt is removed, another takes its place. It is like removing the leaves of a tree one by one. Even if all the leaves are clipped off, new ones grow. The tree itself must be uprooted.”
– Ramana Maharshi

“To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“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

“We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.”
– Ernest Holmes

“The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.”
– Ramana Maharshi

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
– Buddha

“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life. It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.”
– David R. Hawkins

“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

“Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.”
– Arthur Helps

“Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.”
– A. R. Rahman

“If a man does not exercise his arm he develops no biceps muscle; and if a man does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul, no strength of character, no vigor of moral fiber, nor beauty of Spiritual growth.”
– Henry Drummond

“When you are spiritually connected, you are not looking for occasions to be offended, and you are not judging and labeling others. You are in a state of grace in which you know you are connected to God and thus free from the effects of anyone or anything external to yourself.”
– Wayne Dyer

“Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.”
– Sai Baba

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

“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.”
– Alfred Painter

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“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

“Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.”
– John Bradshaw

“Soul development should take precedence over all things.”
– Edgar Cayce

“You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself-without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. For yoga is perfect evenness of mind.”
– Bhagavad Gita

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

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.”
– Deepak Chopra

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“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

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

“Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?”
– Ramana Maharshi

“The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.”
– Dalai Lama

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

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from you action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
– Gandhi

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”
– Lao Tzu

“Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm.”
– Idries Shah

“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.”
– Ralp Waldo Emerson

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