Spiritual Quotes By Famous Personalities

Get introduced to the spiritual powers and experience joy and strength within you with these Spiritual Quotes penned by great men. Read interesting Zen philosophies, Meditative enlightenment and much more right here.

A basic concept in

A basic concept in Zen is that ‘softness triumphs over hardness.’ This is not necessarily true in the bedroom. -Roshi So

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A beautiful woman who

A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water. -Zen Proverb

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A bit of fragrance

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. -Chinese Proverb

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A clever mind is

A clever mind is not a heart. -Taoist Proverb

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A conservative believes nothing

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time. -Lynwood L. Giacomini

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A crust eaten in

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. -Aesop

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A donkey carrying a

A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey. -Zen Proverb

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A donkey with a

A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.

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A flower dies even

A flower dies even though we love it. A weed grows even though we do not love it. -Zen Proverb

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A flower falls even

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. -Dogen Zenji

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A gem cannot be

A gem cannot be perfected without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Chinese Proverb

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A generous heart kind

A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion, are the things which renew humanity. – Buddha

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A generous heart kind

A generous heart, kind speech, and compassion are the things which renew humanity. – Gautama Siddhartha

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A great deal of

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. – Saul Bellow

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A haiku is the

A haiku is the expression of a temporary enlightenment in which we see into the life of things. – R.H. Blyth

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A hallucination is a

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. – Bertrand Russell

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A heavy snowfall disappears

A heavy snowfall disappears into the sea. What silence! – Zen Proverb

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A loving atmosphere in

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. – Dalai Lama

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A madman and an

A madman and an arahant both smile, but the arahant knows why while the madman doesn’t. – Ajahn Chah

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A man is but

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. – Mohandas Gandhi

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A man will give

A man will give up almost anything except his suffering. – John Cleese

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A mind all logic

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. – Rabindranath Tagore

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A mind to search

A mind to search elsewhere
For the Buddha,
Is foolishness
In the very center of foolishness – Ikkyus doka – Zen

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A painting of rice

A painting of rice cake does not satisfy hunger. – Zen Proverb

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A perfect faith would

A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear – George MacDonald

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A person who says

A person who says, I’m enlightened probably isn’t. – Baba Ram Dass

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A real act of

A real act of honesty is not enough to be honored by everyone, but being witnessed by you and God alone.

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A scholar who cherishes

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. -Tao Te Ching

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A smile is an

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. – Charles Gordy

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A wild beast may

A wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. – Zen Proverb

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A wise man recognizing

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. – Tao

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A word is no

A word is no more than a means to an end. It’s an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself. – Eckhart Tolle

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Abandon learning and you

Abandon learning, and you will be free from trouble and distress. – Lao Tzu

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Accept that your life

Accept that your life is going on beyond your usual understanding. – Dainin Katagiri

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Act non action undertake

Act non-action; undertake no undertaking; taste the tasteless. – Lao Tzu

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Action should culminate in

Action should culminate in wisdom. – Bhagavad Gita

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After a heavy snowfall

After a heavy snowfall the more rigid branches of the pine break under the weight of the snow. – Taoist Proverb

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After a heavy snowfall

After a heavy snowfall the more supple willow branches bend, thus allowing the snow to fall to the ground. – Taoist Proverb

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After enlightenment the laundry

After enlightenment, the laundry. – Zen Proverb

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After happiness comes suffering

After happiness comes suffering. After suffering arises happiness. For beings happiness & suffering revolve like a wheel. – Nagarjuna

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After the mind essence

After the mind essence has been pointed out and one has recognized it, one must practice and train. – Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

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Alas The world is

Alas! The world is full of enormous lights & mysteries, and the man shuts them from himself with one small hand. – Zen Proverb

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All beings are Buddha

All beings are Buddha. All beings are the truth, just as they are. – Robert Aitken

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All beings are the

All beings are the truth just as they are. – Zen Proverb

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All Buddhas preach emptiness

All Buddhas preach emptiness. Why? Because if a student even clings to an idea of emptiness, he betrays all Buddhas. – Bodhidharma

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All composite things decay

All composite things decay; work out your salvation with diligence. – The Buddha

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All conditioned things are

All conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own salvation with diligence. – The Buddha’s last words

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All difficult things have

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. – Taoist Proverb

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All evil done clings

All evil done clings to the body. – Zen Proverb

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All happy families resemble

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – Leo Tolstoy

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All is empty yet

All is empty yet appears, appears yet is empty. – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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All know that the

All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. – Kabir

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All know the Way

All know the Way, but few actually walk it. – Bodhidharma

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All people on the

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire. – Rumi

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All states of consciousness

All states of consciousness are available right now. – Thaddeus Golas

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All that is valuable

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. – Einstein

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All that we know

All that we know is nothing…unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. – D.H. Lawrence

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All the things that

All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind. – Eckhart Tolle

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All true artists whether

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. – Eckhart Tolle

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All truth is very

All truth is very ordinary. It is peoples’ fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. – Brian Perkins

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All we see or

All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allen Poe

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All wisdom comes out

All wisdom comes out of one center, and the number of wisdom is one. – Paracelsus

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All wrong doing arises

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? – Zen Proverb

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Alternate between the solitary

Alternate between the solitary and the social. Whether alone or with others, keep serenity. – Deng Ming-Dao

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Although gold dust is

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision. – Hsi-Tang

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Although the world is

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

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Although you see the

Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it. -Rumi

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Always keep a smiling

Always keep a smiling face and a loving mind, and speak truthfully without malice. -Atisha

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An ant on the

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. -Zen Proverb

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An emotion is the

An emotion is the body’s reaction to your mind. -Eckhart Tolle

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And the end of

And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot

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And when they played

And when they played they really played. And when they worked they really worked. -Dr. Seuss

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And you When will

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? -Rumi

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Angels can fly because

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. -G.K. Chesterton

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Anger so clouds the

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth. -Cato the Elder

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