Spirituality is a very wide concept, but it generally involves searching for the meaning of life and trying to connect with something bigger than ourselves.

We are in a constant quest for success and happiness and we often neglect our spiritual side. Spirituality is a universal human experience and it’s at the core of who you really are — that’s why it’s so important to develop a stronger connection to everything inside and outside of you.

For some people a spiritual experience can be described as sacred or transcendent. Some chose to pray and find comfort in a personal relationship with a higher power, while others look for meaning in their connection with nature or art.

Whatever practices you may choose to achieve its full potential, spirituality should always result in positive emotions, such as inner peace, contentment, gratitude, and acceptance. Remember that you become what you speak about and feel more often. Sometimes we just need to slow down and reconnect, so let the following spiritual quotes guide your way to joy and lightheartedness.

Here are 150 spiritual quotes about love, life, healing, growth, strength and happiness

Spiritual quotes about love

Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of love. 

RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.

ABERJHANI

The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God. 

MARCUS AURELIUS

For some people, the point of no return begins at the very moment their souls become aware of each others existence. 

JOYBELL C.

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

PAULO COELHO (The Alchemist quotes)

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. 

RUMI

To see the universal and all pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself. 

MAHATMA GANDHI

Your giving and searching for ways to give is love in action. This is the evidence of Spirit at work.

 MARSHALL VIAN SUMMERS

Don’t ever think you are nothing. Somewhere along the line, there is going to be someone who thinks you are everything. 

M.H.S. POURR

If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself. 

RUMI

Spiritual love is a position of standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. 

CHRISTINA BALDWIN

The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. 

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Divine love glorifies heart & shines soul it makes one pure from body, mind, and soul. 

MAMTA RAJSHREE

Love is the most satisfying way to control the mind. Bhakti makes us single-minded when it awakens our innate spirit of love. 

RADHANATH SWAMI

You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself. 

JOHN O’DONOHUE

Love is the bridge between you and everything. 

RUMI

The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual. 

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Each of us are angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. 

LUCIANO DE CESCENZO

Spiritual love, derived from love intelligence, is nonconditional, nonpersonal benevolence. It is the love of being loving, with no strings attached, just for the sake of being what God wants us to be. 

THOMAS HORA

I ignored your aura but it grabbed me by the hand, like the moon pulled the tide, and the tide pulled the sand. 

TALIB KWELI

Some people come and go and are forgotten. But there are other people who share a part in our destinies. They come, they go, but they are never forgotten. They come, they go, but even after they go they’re still here. They never really went anywhere. 

JOYBELL C.

The real meaning of detached love is to let others exist without forcing our will upon them. That is spiritual love. 

HAROLD KLEMP

He loved constantly, instantly, spontaneously, without thought or words. That’s what he taught me. Love is not something you think about, it is a state in which you dwell. That was his gift. 

CHRISTOPHER MOORE

The path to love is our spiritual destiny. 

DEEPAK CHOPRA (more Deepak Chopra quotes)

Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. 

RUMI

Spiritual love is without limits or boundaries. Worldly love is superficial and fluctuating. 

MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI

Love is the spiritual essence of what we do. Technique is the manifestation of the preparation and investment as a result of the love. 

WYNTON MARSALIS

When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love. And between these two, my life turns. 

SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

You and your love in my life are the grace of God, I could never deserve. 

MAMTA RAJSHREE

Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside. 

BADRUL HISHAM

In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience. 

PAULO COELHO

When there is someone that really loves you there will always be hope, so love everybody. 

DR. JAMES J. KRIEGER D.D.

Love holds the cells of bodies as a unity. 

MURSHID SAMUEL LEWIS

From love, the complete panorama of life. It’s absence leads to death, to war, to fratricide. 

MURSHID SAMUEL LEWIS

Love for oneself does not mean the self-centered love of the ego. It means to love life. 

SRI MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI

I profess the religion of love, Love is my religion and my faith. 

RUMI

We take birth in love, lead this life in love and at last get merged in love. 

SRI MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI

Love is the religion and the Universe is the book. 

MIRABAI STARR

The truth is there is no end for love. Only through love can life spring forth and flower. 

SRI MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI

Spiritual quotes about life

What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something.

KENTETSU TAKAMORI

Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are…each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness.

DEEPAK CHOPRA

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

ECKHART TOLLE (more Eckhart Tolle quotes)

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coleho

PAULO COLEHO

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

HENRI J.M. NOUWEN

Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.

ORIAH MOUNTAIN DREAMER

I’ve learned through the years that it’s not where you live, it’s the people who surround you that make you feel at home. 

J.B. MCGEE

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.

ECKHART TOLLE

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life — after that you cannot be deceived.

ZEN PROVERB (more Zen quotes and proverbs)

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. 

PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world.

BUDDHA

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too. 

SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTI

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. 

SAMUEL ULLMAN

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.

JIM CARREY (more Jim Carrey quotes)

I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose. 

R.J. ANDERSON

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.

BUDDHA

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

RAMANA MAHARSHI

No individual can ultimately fail. The Divinity which descends into humanity is bound to regain its original state. 

N. SRI RAM

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

SWAMI SIVANANDA

Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else.

BUDDHA

Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity.

TONY SAMARA

Spiritual quotes about healing

Healing happens when we see things differently. The question is: do you want suffering or peace? It’s that simple. 

DONNA GODDARD

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. 

RUMI

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

CAROLINE MYSSV

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.

AKSHAY DUBEY

Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.

MAZA DOHTA

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

HIPPOCRATES

Self–forgiveness is essential to self–healing.

RUTH CARTER STAPLETON

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

SAI BABA

Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being – the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.

SHAKTI GAWAIN

One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.

STEVE MARABOLI

To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.

STEPHEN LEVINE

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

BUDDHA

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.  

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

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

STEPHEN RICHARDS

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

HERMANN HESSE

For every spirit who is learning: you heal yourself. 

THAIIA SENQUETTA

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. 

KAHLIL GIBRAN

Healing the world begins with healing yourself. 

ANTHON ST. MAARTEN

Authentic spiritual ideas have the power to heal. Healing is the building block of both individual and collective spiritual evolution.

DONNA GODDARD

When the healer thinks he is healing, his power is as small as a drop; when he thinks God is healing, and when owing to this thought his own self is forgotten and he is only conscious of the Self of God, then his power becomes as large as the ocean.

HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Healing is active involvement in your process, ongoing. 

S. KELLEY HARRELL

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.

MA JAYA SATI BHAGAVATI

Spiritual quotes about God

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. 

SAINT AUGUSTINE

Whenever your foundation is laid in God, there will be nothing that can shake it, no matter how strong the storm is. 

ANGELO M. SWINSON

A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness. 

MOTHER TERESA

Too often we fail to appreciate that (the) apprehension of God is not only the test of our worship, but also the test of our spiritual growth.

SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

To love another person is to see the face of God. 

VICTOR HUGO

Being with God is an intense experience of love, calling and purpose. The more you focus on this, the more it melts aware the icy cold of separation, like the sun melting the ice off of the mountain. 

MARSHALL VIAN SUMMERS

When I release my weaknesses and blind spots to God, He uses them to help me grow up spiritually. 

CRYSTAL MCDOWELL

The priceless gift of life is love, with the help from God above. Love can change the human race, make this World a better place. For love dissolves all hate and fear, it makes our vision bright and clear, So we can see and rise above our pettiness on the wings of love. 

NATALIA LOVE

I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the divine within my heart. 

RUMI

To have you and your love is the blessings of almighty God, I never forget. 

MAMTA RAJSHREE

God is love, from love the world became.

 MURSHID SAMUEL LEWIS

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

This is no mystery to the awakened heart; Peace on earth to men of universal will, Who rise above their selfish limitations And see the world as God would have them see. 

MURSHID SAMUEL LEWIS

There are three expressions of love that awaken us from within: love for oneself, love for God, and love for the entire creation. 

SRI MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI

Spiritual quotes about growth

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. 

PEMA CHODRUN

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

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

The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow.

BRUCE LEE

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

Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. 

A. W. TOZER

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth. 

FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBERTSON

A misleading perception or false belief is increasingly being perpetuated that the unconscious or the intuitive is all that really matters in any spiritual endeavor, and that the conscious, rational, logical, analytical mind is the mortal enemy of spiritual awareness and soul growth. 

ANTHON ST. MAARTEN

Spiritual growth depends on two things: first a willingness to live according to the Word of God; second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result. 

SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. 

M. SCOTT PECK

The hardest thing to ever do is to reveal the naked soul to the world. However, in doing so brings healing, growth, strength, and powerful inspiration! 

H.E. OLSEN

Give yourself permission to see and feel the extraordinary events in your own life. In internalizing them, you also will find your perspective about life and its meaning will change, resulting in growth and expansion of your soul. 

SUSAN BARBARA APOLLON

The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.

 CHARLES STANLEY

An intentional spiritual dietary plan is as essential to your spiritual growth as a deliberate dietary plan is fundamental to your physical well-being. 

PATRICIA ENNIS

Spiritual quotes about strength

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

MARCUS AURELIUS

I am building a house where the floor is made up of strength. Where the walls are crafted of ambition. Where the roof is a masterpiece of forgiveness. I am building myself.

NOOR UNNAHAR

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

If  you were born with the weakness to fall. You were born with the strength to rise. 

RUPI KAUR

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

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

FRIDA KAHLO

Strength doesn’t come from what you do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

RIKKI ROGERS

You really are good enough, pretty enough, and strong enough. 

AL CARRAWAY

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

UNKNOWN

Never be ashamed about being broken, because strength is nothing but pain that’s been repaired. 

TRENT SHELTON

Do not let your mind whisper fear into your heart. It will try. It will try. 

ALISON MALEE

Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.

NICOLE KIDMAN

I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past. 

ATTICUS

Some women fear the fire some women simply become it.

R.H. SIN

May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary.

XAN OKU

We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken. 

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Spiritual quotes about happiness

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

When you realize there is no lacking, the whole world belongs to you. 

LAU TZU

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

MAHATMA GANDHI

Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face. 

DOLORES DEL RIO

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.

JIM CARREY

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

DALAI LAMA

Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out chase that. 

GEMMA TROY

When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.

RACHEL DANSON

A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.

GUY FINLEY

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.

JOHN TEMPLETON

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.

RAM DASS

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

NHAT HANH

When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice.

GESHE KELSANG GYATSO

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

RAMANA MAHARSHI

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.

HELEN KELLER

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

BUDDHA

There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.

NHAT HANH

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

ARISTOTLE

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

ALBERT CAMUS

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.

HARBHAJAN SINGH YOGI

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON