This question ties in a little bit to John's question on which preachers/channelers/teachers of reality creation are the most famous out there.
I want to know which spiritual quotes have been the most inspiring to you at some point in your life and the author of those quotes.
asked 12 Oct '09, 22:32
Barry Allen ♦♦
A poem that sums up the purpose of life beautifully...
For those of you who like your poems in YouTube form, just go here
answered 13 Oct '09, 05:52
Thank you so much for posting the poem and the link...as the New Year approaches, (it is 11:36 pm), I suddenly remembered this post and decided to read the poem...which was utterly gorgeous! I printed it out, and am going to frame it. Thanks again, and Blessings to you for all you contribute to Inward Quest! Love, Jai
(01 Jan '10, 05:40) Jaianniah
Thanks for the kind words, Jai. Glad you like the poem too. :)
(10 Jan '10, 01:50) Stingray
Am going through this revived thread, and I have to say, this poem really resonates with me! Good one, Stingray.
(20 Jan '11, 03:24) Pat W
@Stingray-The journey, right now is where its at, very nice poem,Stingray:)
(09 Jul '12, 12:31) Satori
Loved this , Thanks Stingray :-)
(25 Dec '12, 18:39) Starlight
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My favourite for many years...
Never been interested in who said it but since you asked...just looked it up on Google and it appears to be someone called Grace Murray Hopper.
answered 12 Oct '09, 22:40
Inactive User ♦♦
OK, here's my favourite quote:
It's deep. In fact, it's very deep ;)
answered 17 Aug '10, 10:09
veryyyyy true !
(20 Jan '11, 04:03) Hitesh
You forgot to mention it is also humorous. LOL simply loved it.
(23 Aug '11, 13:17) Paulina 1
God would not give you any challenges you can not handle,I just wish he did not trust me so much.
answered 27 Oct '09, 10:53
That the power of the tongue weaves both life and death by Jesus Christ.
I just realize a couple days ago trying to do my postive thinking. That if the tongue can weave life and death it can also do prosparity, good health, happiness, wealthy, and of course the opposite. So we must be very careful by what we speak and think about ourselves and others. Try not to pull others down and find a way if you will to lift others up. The people we come in contact with everyday if we can put an smile on their face or be an good listen ear and not put it out there on the grapevine of life and help others and our selves and our families and mother earth for we were made from the dust of the earth and our bodies will return to the dust at the end of its cycle.
I think humans are their own worse critics we find fault with ourselves. I think we need to stop that and start looking for the good in ourselves and others. We need to forgive ourselves and others through the power of Jesus. We need to acknowledge that we have flaws within ourselves to ourselves, not to others for this is an personal quest, and be ok with that. We are made in the image of God.
I think we must love ourselves not in an vain way but an good way and treat ourselves better. For sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Some do for everyone else and forget to do for oursleves so that we may be properous,happy, relaxed and peaceful.
I think we need to bath in the light of Jesus and his love for us!
answered 13 Oct '09, 17:56
This is so lovely , thank you for sharing :-)
(25 Dec '12, 18:41) Starlight
"The love you withhold is the pain you carry."
answered 21 Oct '09, 10:12
All is well, everything is happening for my highest good, out of the situation with _ only good will come and I am safe.
Louise L. Hay
answered 16 Aug '10, 22:05
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme When you wish upon a star as dreamers do
(Fate is kind, she brings to those who love The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing)
Like a bolt out of the blue, fate steps in and sees you thru When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true
answered 19 Aug '10, 18:09
Haha, I have always loved this Disney song. I just never thought about the words that much. :D Thanks!
(20 Jan '11, 03:25) Pat W
"That the birds of worry fly over your head you cannot avoid, but that they nest in your hair that you can prevent" - an old Chinese proverb.
answered 19 Aug '10, 19:01
I Think Therefore I Am
The way you activate the seeds of
-- Frijtof Capra
answered 13 Oct '09, 00:38
If you try to Google this quote, you will find just the last paragraph, which is apparently the part of the quote that people find most inspirational. However, I find that the complete quote (in its entirety) is more meaningful.
(24 Oct '09, 18:01) Vesuvius
I agree that the complete quote is more meaningful. Thanks for the quote, Vesuvius.
(25 Oct '09, 10:15) Pink Diamond
nice .. I saved it too thanks
(12 Mar '10, 14:26) ursixx
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It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech,and compassion are all the things which renew humanity.
Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.
New Testament * Luke 12.33-34*
And too many inspirational quotes from the New Testament for me to post here
answered 27 Oct '09, 00:14
This is my favourite, and his author too:
It puts me in perspective when I'm looking at reality and find hard coping with it.
Another well known poem:
Even though I am not a 'son' but a 'daughter' I fancy my dad telling me these exact words:
It would be just like him...
answered 19 Aug '10, 14:10
Thank you for I loved every word and of course the magic that Rudyard Kipling yarns with his words shows jus how enlightend the man was.
(23 Aug '11, 13:29) Paulina 1
"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. proverbs
"A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." proverbs
"The price of wisdom is above rubies." old testament
"Great hearts send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events." emerson
"Pray to God, but row to shore." russian proverb
I also love sayings and you will find several motivational ones on my site: www.inonepivotalmoment.com then click onto 'your right to be rich'
answered 18 Oct '09, 00:09
Out of the night that covers me,
In the fell clutch of circumstance
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
It matters not how strait the gate,
William Ernest Henley
answered 08 Jan '10, 08:03
Barry Allen ♦♦
a very simple, yet powerful one, attributted to christ-'' fear not, for I am''
answered 08 Jan '10, 14:33
eleanor sawitsky 1
I can think of a few from the Secret Of The Ages.
Such as Invictus by William Ernest Henley
"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul"
or "I have not yet begun to fight!" by Captain John Paul Jones
These both inspire us to never give up and to find the answer even when it seems the odds a against us completely.
answered 26 Feb '10, 06:49
The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.
I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.
It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.
The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.
My eyes strayed far and wide before I shut them and said `Here art thou!’
The question and the cry "Oh, where?" melt into tears of a thousand streams and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance `I am!
~Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali, 12
answered 20 Jan '11, 02:30
answered 15 Dec '11, 00:25
This is beautiful...I love it! Thanks!>>>>>>>>>>>
(15 Dec '11, 12:03) Jaianniah
I love it too. Check out his book 'The Prophet' :)
(15 Dec '11, 13:43) Eddie
"[…] if you follow your heart, your heart is connected directly to your higher self and soul. And your soul knows better than anyone, for you. It knows better than the wisest, or longest living entity in this universe. Because it IS you, it is part of you and it is what you need. So follow the heart and you will never be lead wrong." -Treb Bor Yit NE
"God is more than the sum of all the probable systems of reality he has created ,and yet he is within each one of these, without exeption. He is therefore within each man and women , he is also within each spider, shadow and frog, and this is what man does not like to admit. God can only be experianced, and you experience him whether or not u reailize it through your own existance. In the most inexapable truth, he is not human in ur tems at all, nor in ur terms is he a personality. Your ideas of personality are too limited to contain the facitts of his multideminsonal existance,,"
................Seth Speks, The Eternal Validity of the Soul................................
Channeled by Jane Robberts
Recorded by Robbert Butts
Material by Seth
To reach your higher self you have to make the world shut its mouth, close your eyes, dig in deep, and make the ego shut its mouth. THIS is how you find TRUE peace within.
love n light
answered 15 Dec '11, 02:01
TReb Bor yit-NE
The World Is Your Mirror
The world is your mirror. The good you find in others, is in you too. The faults you find in others, are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something you must know it.
The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you, is your beauty. The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.
To change your world, you must change yourself. See the best in others, and you will be your best. Give to others, and you will give to yourself. Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful. Admire creativity, and you will be creative. Love, and you will be loved. Seek to understand, and you will be understood. Listen, and your voice will be heard. Teach, and you will learn.
answered 09 Jul '12, 12:19
Beautiful, @Satori. Thank you again. This truth is only just sinking in to my head recently, and it halts a lot of the frustration I've felt with other people in it's tracks. It's all up to me, isn't it?
(09 Jul '12, 14:59) Grace
Those who trail upon the Inward Quest,
And look inside their souls to see what's there;
These are the souls who learn to live the best!
These are the souls who learn to really care.
If left to me alone I'd rather cry;
If left just by myself I'd flounder lost;
If left alone to think alone I'd die,
Friendless, and weary, and storm-tossed.
I have found God upon these glowing pages!
I have found peace amongst these many phrases
I have found peace to last all ages!
And now I see why God made us all together- sages.
'Tis those who seek who find, and those who knock and ask
They're the ones who find peace amongst their Earthly task.
Sonnet by Jaianniah, as a tribute to my friends on IQ,
By no means my "favorite saying"- just a ditty to read...
answered 09 Jul '12, 19:08
I love: "The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep." Rumi
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein
"When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colours, classes and creeds and who by their actions and their deeds shall make the earth again. They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow." Hopi Prophecy
"Thought creates form but your emotional states vibrate it into being." The Plaidean Collective
"To have, give all to all." A Course In Miracles
answered 10 Apr '13, 10:06
@ReikiReiki welcome to IQ. :D
(10 Apr '13, 10:17) ursixx
Life is such a mystery, if you only know your destiny, you would find a better way to live your life.
answered 09 Jan '10, 06:10
Inactive User ♦♦
"All nature is but art, unknown to thee. All chance, direction, that thou canst not see. All discord, harmony, not understood. All partial evil, universal good. And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite. One truth is clear, whatever IS, is right."
-Alexander Pope Essay on Man Epistle I
answered 13 Aug '10, 16:02
you made the choice to experience this world you have free will to come and go.
I AM That I AM.
answered 23 Aug '11, 22:55
"Look To This Day For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In Its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your existence; The Bliss of Growth; The Glory of Action; The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And tomorrow is only a Vision: But Today well lived makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, and Every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day!"
From the Sanskrit
answered 15 Dec '11, 17:45
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Thanks for your answers. All very profound quotes.