Inspirational Quotes

The following are inspirational quotes from a variety of great spiritual masters and teachers, including Paramhansa Yogananda and Mahatma Gandhi.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present!”

Paramhansa Yogananda Quotes:

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Paramhansa Yogananda

“Smile now and never mind how hard it has been for you to do so. Smile now. All the time remember to smile, and you will smile always.”

“When you think of God as your Friend, that relationship expresses the grandest form of love and devotion. Friendship is the touchstone by which we may know the purity of any relationship, human or divine. It has the sweetness of all forms of love without their contamination.”

“Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise…”

“The season of failure is the best time to sow the seeds of success.”

“To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand and forgive, and to be a friend to all.”

“By feeling the love of God and following the love of God you will come to love everything and everyone. You will be able to transcend all limitations; for the love of God is the solution to life, to war, to struggle.”

“Do something brave and lovely with your life!”

“Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously, like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living.”

“Love gives without expecting anything in return.”

“If you retain the joyous aftereffects of meditation throughout the day, or part of the day, you will see that this joy will correctly guide you in everything.”

“Increase the intensity and spiritual quality of the love you feel for one or a few souls, and give that love to all. Then you will know what Christ-love is. Love is wonderfully blind, for it dwells not on the flaws of the beloved, but loves unconditionally through eternity.”

“Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.”

“If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”

“Happiness lies in making others happy, in forsaking self-interest to bring joy to others.”

“The minutes are more important than the years.”

“The easiest way to overcome finiteness is to give oneself completely to God, with the totality of one’s faults and one’s virtues. How quickly whatever is negative within one’s character is resolved by love of God! Love, in a most wonderful way, transforms and spiritualizes wherever it appears.”

“Let every action of daily life be a temple dedicated to your constant memory of God. Perform every action to please Him; then in the shrine of each action, each thought, God will glisten.”

“There is no East nor West nor North or South, But pervaded by my one Father, Whose children we all races are.”

“Whatever I do, I do with the greatest love that I have in me. Try this, and you will see that you do not become fatigued at all. Love is one of the greatest stimulants to the will. Under the influence of love the will can do almost anything.”

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Sri Yukteswar

Sri Yukteswar Quotes:

“The unfolding of the heart’s natural love fills the body with such harmonious energy that it banishes all disease. To develop the natural love of the heart is the most important thing that we can do for our health.”

‎”Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”

“Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.”

“The heart’s natural love is the principal requisite to attain a holy life.”

Swami Kriyananda Quotes

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Swami Kriyananda

“The more you share with others, the more you will receive in life the blessing of abundance.”

“What you do is not important. It’s the way in which you do it.”

“If you want to do one good thing in the world, the best thing you can do is give other people joy.”

“See every problem as an opportunity. Whenever you demolish the obstacles before you, your power for ultimate victory will increase.”

“Make it a point, today, to laugh at least three times from your heart. Such laughter is the strongest antidote for disease, depression, and corroding sorrow of every kind.”

“Be ever restful in your heart. A quiet spirit will help you instantly to resolve problems that might otherwise require days, weeks, or even months of fretful pondering.”

“Loving is your Nature. It is a joy to love. You are happier when you love.”

“True happiness is not the fruit of years of painful struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession, rather, of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”

“Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that the universe put you here for your cause.“

“The opportunity to give is the opportunity we should be most grateful for of all.”

“When in doubt give your Love.”

Buddha Quotes:

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or what you do, it solely relies on what you think.”

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Pema Chödrön Quotes”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“The root of compassion is compassion for oneself.”

Dali Lama Quotes:

“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.”

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes:

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.”

Sister Gyanamata (Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda Quotes):

“Say ‘yes’ and make it snappy!”

“Your religion is tested in the cold light of day.”

“The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does.”

Gyanamata’s Four Guidelines that sum up the right attitude of a devotee committed to living for God:

1) See nothing, look at nothing but your goal, ever-shining before you.
2) The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does.
3) Every day accept everything as coming to you from God.
4) At night, giving everything back into His hands.

Mother Theresa Quotes:

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Mother Theresa

“Life is a challenge, meet it.”

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

“We are called to withdraw into deeper silence and aloneness with God; to be alone with Him- to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.”

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes:

“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

“Where there is love there is life.”

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

Spiritual Metaphysics–Albert Einstein Quotes:

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Albert Einstein

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

Rumi Quotes:

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”

“What was said to the rose to make it open; was said to me here in my chest.”

“Be like the flower, open your face to the sun.”

St. Francis of Assisi Quotes:

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St. Francis

“It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things.”

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.”

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

“What you are looking for is what is looking.”

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