Cute, funny and wise religious life quotations

This is a collection of quotes about the one issue none of us can ignore: life. What is the goal of life? What are we here for? What is the place of love, or inspiration, or a calling in life? What does virtue have to do with it? And spirituality? And Faith? And Happiness?

These quotes generally don’t just give an answer, they help you think it through.

Famous philosophers about life

Life quotations by philosophers

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.


We are always getting ready to live but never living.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.

Benjamin Disraeli

Religious Life quotes by spiritual gurus

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Joseph Campbell

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

Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God.”

Swami Shivananda

“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”

Maya Angelou

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

Teilhard de Chardin

Famous sweet quotes

I’m very happy to say that my home life is my haven.

Derek Acorah Quote

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His.

Albert Schweitzer

The mistake made by all previous systems of ethics has been the failure to recognize that life as such is the mysterious value with which they have to deal. All spiritual life meets us within natural life. Reverence for life, therefore, is applied to natural life and spiritual life alike. In the parable of Jesus, the shepherd saves not merely the soul of the lost sheep but the whole animal. The stronger the reverence for natural life, the stronger grows also that for spiritual life.

Albert Schweitzer

Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.

David Suzuki

Quotes about the object of life – do we have a goal?

Wise quotes by famous people

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

Bernard Shaw

View life as a continuous learning experience.

Denis Waitley

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.

Woodrow Wilson

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

Richard Bach

Quotes about life and love

Cute sayings by famous people

I just love life. I mean, you know, I love every second of it. I love people.

Richard Branson

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Christian Quotes on Meditation

February 27, 2015

Let them fear death who do not fear sin. Thomas Watson The Golden Treasury of Puritan Quotations (Puritan Paperbacks) “The Christian Life is about relationships, not performance.” Neil Franks, Paster, First Baptist Church, Branson, MO. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things […]

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Uplifting Bible verses about Right Living

February 26, 2015

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. The Bible: Psalm 1:1 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. […]

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Best Inspiring Bible Quotes

February 25, 2015

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Bible: Philippians 4:13 The kingdom of Heaven is within. Jesus A blessing I will condense and pass on to you: May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace. Bible, Numbers 7:24-26 And thou […]

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God Quotes from A Course in Miracles

February 24, 2015

God calls and you do not hear, for you are preoccupied with your own voice. (p. 232) When everyone is welcome to you as you would have yourself be welcome to your Father, you will see no guilt in you. (p. 246) You are afraid of God because you fear your brother. This brother who […]

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Ego Quotes from A Course in Miracles

February 23, 2015

The ego lives by comparisons. (p. 52) The ego cannot survive without judgment. (p. 54) The ego does not want to teach everyone all it has learned, because that would defeat its purpose. (p. 109) The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. (p. 110) To the ego, the mind […]

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Miracles Quotes from ACIM

February 22, 2015

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. (p. 1) The miracle but calls your ancient name. (p. 518) The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still. (p. 547) Only infinite patience produces immediate effects. […]

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Reality and Illusion Quotes from A Course in Miracles

February 21, 2015

This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning […]

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Love Quotes from A Course in Miracles

February 20, 2015

Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. (p.12) Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it. (p. 55) Anger involves projection of separation, which must ultimately be accepted as one’s own responsibility, rather than being blamed on others. (p. 84) You have so little faith […]

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Healing quotes from A Course in Miracles

February 19, 2015

Corrective learning begins with the awakening of spirit, and the turning away from belief in physical sight. (p. 22) There are no idle thoughts. (p. 27) Only those who give over all desire to reject can know that their own rejection is impossible. (p. 43) Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather […]

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