Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own source, this is all that is required.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man.
- David Hilbert
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne
Nonviolence is not a garmet to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
- Mahatma Gandhi
In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without purpose.
- Immanuel Kant
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
- Anais Nin
Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbours no insincerity.
- Paramhansa Yogananda
As you find your soul-reservoir of peace, less and less controversy will be able to afflict your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
The world is our school for spiritual discovery.
- Paul Brunton
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we’ll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we’re all one but continue to try to win.
- Neale Donald Walsch
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa
Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm.
- Idries Shah
Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.
- Eckhart Tolle
The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one’s own ignorance concerning oneself and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one’s self.
- Aldous Huxley
We can all learn to conquer hatred through love by drawing on the power released through the practice of meditation to throw all our weight, all our energy, and all our will on the side of what is patient, forgiving, and selfless in ourselves and others.
- Eknath Easwaran