100 Spiritual Quotes To Nourish Your Soul

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best spiritual quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find the wisdom and inspiration you need to enrich your life and feel more connected to your soul. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, and more. Enjoy!

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I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther

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You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone and do nothing. Maxime Lagacé

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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Albert Einstein

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The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anais Nin

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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

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The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

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Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not. Deepak Chopra

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Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved. Jane Goodall

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I close my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin

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Don’t try to steer the river. Deepak Chopra

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At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Thich Nhat Hanh

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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

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. Carl Jung

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Spirituality: the art of keeping your internal fire alive. Maxime Lagacé

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Let the breath lead the waprayy. Sharon Salzberg

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The Best Spiritual Quotes

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The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place. Naval Ravikant

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. Eckhart Tolle

Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. Eckhart Tolle

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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. William Blake Click to tweet

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. Augustine of Hippo

When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you. Stephen Richards

Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. Osho

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It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality. Friedrich Nietzsche

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This moment is all there is. Rumi

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If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family. Ram Dass Click to tweet

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Henry Miller

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard

I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. Max Lucado

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

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When you realize there is no lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

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

Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage. Ramana Maharshi

If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit. Thomas Merton

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

Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts. Benjamin Disraeli

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Part 2. Spiritual Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Spiritual Quotes

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Searching for a famous spiritual quote or author? Check out those ones by Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Montaigne, Emerson, etc.
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Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. Ludwig van Beethoven

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. 14th Dalai Lama

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. Oprah Winfrey

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is, unless our thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare

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The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart. Buddha

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. John Lennon

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This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. Voltaire

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

The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening. Albert Einstein

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Short Spiritual Quotes

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Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wake up and live. Bob Marley

I am realistic – I expect miracles. Wayne Dyer

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

The Holy Land is everywhere. Black Elk (Native American)

Spiritual progress is like a detoxification. Marianne Williamson

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To be in time is to be asleep: to be awake is to be in eternity. Osho Click to tweet

Be guided by spirit and not driven by ego. Unknown

Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

Everything in the world was my Guru. Ramana Maharshi

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Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Reach for a thought that feels better. Abraham Hicks

Your thoughts are the primary cause of everything. Rhonda Byrne

Your thoughts become things. Rhonda Byrne Click to tweet

When you make a choice, you change the future. Deepak Chopra

God finds himself by creating. Rabindranath Tagore

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Inspirational Spiritual Quotes

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You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. Deepak Chopra Click to tweet

When a man is willing and eager, the Gods join in. Aeschylus

Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached. Swami Vivekananda

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment. Swami Vivekananda

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Equanimity arises when we accept the way things are. Jack Kornfield

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. Shooter Teton Sioux (Native American)

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs. Steve Maraboli

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand. Shannon L. Alder

Study yourself sincerely, it’s a spiritual exploration. Yogi Ramdas (twitter.com)

Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role. Paramahansa Yogananda

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Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains. Ramana Maharshi

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are. Carl Jung Click to tweet

You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you. Paramahansa Yogananda

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. Wilferd Peterson

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are. José Saramago

The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go. Elizabeth Gilbert

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

You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. Osho

With God, a day is like a thousand years so as we pray about our fears. Trust in Him and His timing too, He knows better than we do. Catherine Pulsifer (See also: Christian Poems)

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone. Amit Ray

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. Amit Ray

The power within you is greater than the power within the world. Rhonda Byrne

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Part 3. Conclusion

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If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your back. Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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March 9, 2022

Originally published

September 19, 2018

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12 comments

  1. A really big help! This is a useful and excellent share. Will definitely share it with people I know.
    Spirituality in oneself is essential to living a better and more fulfilling life

    1. You’re right Eric.
      Spirituality is the fire inside that warms us.

      Glad you liked the quotes.

      Thank you,
      Maxime

  2. Once an illiterate mother narrated to me. She gave this advice to his teenage son – ” Aim for the skies. Your arrow will at least scratch the grass on the thatch”.

  3. My sincere thanks for the valuable thoughts of spirituality. Now, it is most essential for us to make our life more meaningful. Thanks Ranabir Roy

    1. You’re right, Ranabir.
      I’ve been taking meditation more seriously recently and it helps me find meaning.
      I feel calmer and more grounded.
      It also helps me slow down my life.

      Thanks,
      Maxime

    1. Thanks for your message, Swati.
      I agree with you.
      And I hope more people would meditate and have richer inner lives.

      The world need that right now.

      Regards,
      Maxime

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