Famous Quotations on Spirituality

A quotation by Lao Tzu

Compiled by Jayaram V

A noble thought is a prayer. An earnest desire is a prayer. A pious longing is a prayer. The sincere sighing of a penitent heart is a Prayer. Zarathustra

May all the good thoughts come to us from every direction. May I send good thoughts into the worlds. May we all live in harmony with our good thoughts. May good thoughts nourish me and strengthen my consciousness An Indian prayer

Truth is not exact. What can be measured is not truth. J Krishnamurthy.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. Khalil Gibran

Coincidences are spiritual puns. G. K. Chesterton

There are people who can walk into a room, sit down, and little more seems to have happened than that a chair has been occupied. Someone else can come in, and though he neither says nor does anything further, his presence is like a power ... hardly a gesture or word is exchanged, yet everything is vitally alive with their presence. To be present, then, is more than to sit or kneel in place. It is an act of the spirit and expresses itself in one's whole bearing. - Romano Guardini, Aquarius

I used to spend whole days without food and whole nights without sleep in order to meditate. But I made no progress. Study, I found, was better. Confucius

I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either. Bessie Delany.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if he or she were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. C. S. Lewis

It's easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones. - John Osborne (epitaph for George Dillon).

Real parapsychological knowledge is how to be in contact with those who think otherwise, how to stand as a connecting link between groups that think differently... This kind of knowledge can be achieved only in loneliness and it can't be shared even with your dearest friends. Every one can preach truth and freedom to those who do not understand, but only a few can walk into enemy camp and achieve even their trust. It is understanding that has nothing to do with, whether iron bent in the hands of Geller (which I saw myself from close by), whether there is truth in astrology or whether dreams are valuable. - Markku Siivola, Finnish psychiatrist.

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

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great. Willa Cather

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. - C. G. Jung

We often wonder: "How will I be when I die?" The answer to that is that whatever state of mind we are now, whatever kind of person we are now: that's what we will be like at the moment of death, if we do not change. Sogul Rinpoche from the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

As you progress on the the path, you'll begin to sense who your teachers are and whose teachings are for you. Some teachers are obviously still working on themselves, and they feed you by sharing their experiences. Others serve as living examples of the detours and pitfalls along the way, which may help you reflect on how to get on with your own path. They become teachings for you, whatever the intentions when you started out. Ram Dass from Be Love Now

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