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Quotes on Spirituality

spirituality quotesFor many of us spirituality is the quest to find our essence or true selves. For others it is that, as well as the desire for connection with a higher consciousness.

However you choose to define it, enjoy these inspiring quotes from some celebrated thinkers, poets and writers from past and present. Allow them enhance your view of spirituality.

The Quotes


The spiritual is the parent of the practical. Thomas Carlyle

The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your treasure house is within; it contains all you'll ever need. Hui-Hai

It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh. Douglas MacArthur

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

We ask for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the faces of men and women I see God. Walt Whitman

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. St. Augustine

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

You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. Teilhard de Chardin

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
St. Thomas Aquinas

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Honoré de Balzac

Coincidences are spiritual puns. G.K. Chesterton

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

The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality. Dalai Lama

Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The English are not spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity. George Bernard Shaw

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. M. Scott Peck

You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn o the spiritual dimension. Or perhaps your very success became empty and meaningless and so turned out to be a failure. Eckhart Tolle


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