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Spiritual growth is simply the process of connecting with your inner being and consciousness.

Being spiritual can have numerous benefits in today's world. Spirituality can inspire faith in yourself, bring inner grace, and usher in change in a dreary life.

We believe that the best way to get into a spiritual mood is by reading good spiritual quotes. That is why we've curated more than 200 spiritual quotes for you. If these spiritual growth quotes interest you, do also read our [spiritual awakening quotes] and [soul connection quotes].

Spiritual Growth Quotes

Spiritual growth can be a bit challenging at first, but with the right dose of motivation, it will all fall into place. Read our curated list of quotes on spiritual growth!

1. "Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself."

- Roy T. Bennett.

2. "Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality."

- Robin Sharma.

3. "Your inner strength is your outer foundation."

- Allan Rufus.

4. "Spiritual maturity is measured in terms of persevering faith, not perfect behavior."

- Andy Stanley.

5. "Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life."

- David R. Hawkins.

6. "For every spirit who is learning: you heal yourself."

- Thaiia Senquetta.

7. "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.

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

- M. Scott Peck.

9. "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

- William Shakespeare

10. "Spiritual growth is not like fast food. It takes time for its roots to grow, and that requires us to be receptive and patient."

- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

11. "The inner peace of an alert and calm mind is the source of real happiness and good health."

- The Dalai Lama.

12. "Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you."

- Amit Ray.

13. "We all have the same root, and are connected. To tap into this connectedness we must go within."

- Summerlyn Guthrie.

14. "Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life."

- Rick Warren.

15. "At the end of the day, I'm at peace, because my intentions are good and my heart is pure."

- Nirnayee Esabela.

16. "Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight."

- Matthew Henry.

17. The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are."

- Adyashanti.

18. "Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one."

- Anonymous*

19. "Real spiritual growth is always downward, so to speak, into profounder humility, which in healthy souls will become more and more apparent as they age."

- J. I. Packer.

20. "Complacency is easy ... and is a deadly foe of spiritual growth."

- Aiden Wilson Tozer.

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

- Marianne Williamson.

22. "Simplify your life. You don't grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual."

- Steve Maraboli.

23. "Spiritual thirst enters your heart only when you confront your mortality."

- Sadhguru.

Bible Spiritual Growth Quotes

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The Bible is a repository of quotes about spiritual growth. It is a source of inspiration to Christians worldwide and provides deep meaning to their lives. Read some spiritual growth quotes from the Bible.

24. "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him."

- James 1:5.

25. "God has distributed a measure of faith to each one."

- Romans 12:3.

26. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

- 1 Corinthians 16:13.

27. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”

- Acts 1:8.

28. "God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your lives."

- Romans 8:28.

Inspirational Spiritual Growth Quotes

Below we have listed inspirational quotes for spiritual growth to help you progress and grow in your everyday lives.

29. "Be patient with yourself. Self growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."

- Stephen Covey.

30. "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

31. "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

- Rumi.

32. "Out of difficulties grow miracles."

- Jean de la Bruyere.

33. "Only in quiet waters, things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is the adequate perception of the world.”

- Hans Margolius.

34. "When we are spiritually healthy, we realize that we exist beyond the physical and our life has a sense of meaning and purpose."

- Robyn L. Gobin.

35. "The fullness of the Spirit is an essential and indispensable experience for spiritual leadership. And each of us is as full of the Spirit as we really want to be."

- J. Oswald Sanders.

36. "Sometimes refinement of character happens naturally as we grow older, but for many people that growth is fostered by spiritual practices adopted and followed in a disciplined way."

- Rachel Cowan.

37. "Spirituality is ultimate greed. You don't just want a piece of creation—you want the source of creation."

- Sadhguru.

38. "The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but rather your thoughts about the situation."

- Eckhart Tolle.

39. "Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."

- George Eliot.

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

- Pema Chödrön.

41. "To walk the spiritual path is to continually step out into the unknown."

- Wallace Huey.

42. The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still, when silence speaks the loudest."

- Leon Brown.

43. "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

- Buddha.

44. "Spiritual growth is like learning to walk. We stand up, fall, stand up, fall, take a step, fall, take a couple of steps, fall, walk a little better, wobble a bit, fall, run, and finally, eventually fly."

- Geri Larkin.

45. "Food for the ego is poison for the soul."

- Donna Goddard, 'The Love of Devotion'.

46. "Be your best self, work your whole life on it. And when you die, you leave the best version of yourself behind."

- Guy Van Looveren.

47. "Spirituality is not about becoming special—it is about becoming one with everything."

- Sadhguru.

48. "The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self."

- Dalai Lama

49. "Everything that is there in life is there to aid our spiritual growth."

- M. Scott Peck.

Spiritual Quotes To Begin Your Day

There's no greater way to start your day than with a refreshing set of quotes to clear your mind. Here's a list of some of our favorites!

50. "Don't think spirituality means having a nice, quiet life—it means being on fire."

- Sadhguru

51. "Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

- Dalai Lama XIV.

52. "When you start your day, always remember 3 words: Try: for success. True: to your work. Trust: in God."

- Anonymous.*

53. "Spirituality means you don't try to find explanations for your nonsense—you are willing to face it."

- Sadhguru.

54. "Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile, and start again."

- Anonymous.*

55. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. it is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."

- Denis Waitley.

56. "A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man's wisdom even if he associates with a sage."

- Dalai Lama.

57. "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

- Oscar Wilde.

58. "Spirituality is not an extraterrestrial thing—it is the essence of human existence."

- Sadhguru.

59. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

- Frederick Douglass.

60. "When you are spiritually connected with your inner soul, no one can ever derail your goals."

- Charles E. Hudson.

61. "Today I choose self acceptance. Today I choose to walk in the direction of simply what feels good to me. Today I believe my spirit instead of my thoughts. Today I am free."

- Jodi Livon.

62. "Spirituality has nothing to do with the atmosphere you live in. It's about the atmosphere you create within yourself."

- Sadhguru.

63. "When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways—either by losing hope and falling into self destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength."

- Dalai Lama.

64. "I want my spirituality to rid me of hate not give me reason for it."

- Donald Miller.

Religious Spiritual Growth Quotes

Religion can be a great starting point for people when they embark on their spiritual path. Here's a collection of some quotes that show how religion and spirituality influence each other!

65. "The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual."

- Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

66. "Faith is realizing you always get what you need."

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

67. "Anybody can thank God for good things. But when you can thank God even in the bad things, your faith grows."

- Rick Warren.

68. "Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray."

- Anonymous*.

69. "Rewards await you if you stay steadfast in your faith."

- Joel Osteen, 'It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Accomplish Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor'.

70. "The only way you're going to reach places you've never gone is if you trust God's direction to do things you've never done."

- Germany Kent.

71. "If there is a single factor that makes spiritual direction effective as a change agency for the soul, it is this: spiritual direction holds our shame at bay long enough for us to see ourselves as God sees us in Christ."

- Gary W. Moon.

72. "Be spiritually independent enough that your relationship with the Savior doesn't depend on your circumstances or on what other people say and do."

- Chieko N. Okazaki, 'Lighten Up'.

73. "However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do if you do not act upon them?"

- Buddha.

74. "We will experience the life we have the faith to experience."

- Julia Cameron.

75. "Being a Christian demands constant progression, not perfection."

- Anonymous*.

76. "Prayer is the cure for a confused mind, a weary soul, and a broken heart."

- Anonymous*.

77. "Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place.

- Naval Ravikant.

78. "If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you."

- Wayne Dyer.

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

- Augustine of Hippo.

80. "God finds himself by creating."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

81. "Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays."

- Soren Kierkegaard.

82. "As we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. And day by day, the hope of God's light will grow within us."

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

83. "The good Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."

- Anonymous*.

84. "God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better."

- Anonymous*.

85. "Pray, and let God worry."

- Martin Luther.

86. "Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."

- Lawrence Welk.

87. "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

- Corrie ten Boom.

88. "One touch of Christ is worth a life time of struggling."

- A. B. Simpson.

89. "We obey God's Law, not to be loved but because we are loved in Christ."

- Jerry Bridges.

90. "Jesus loved people others rejected—even people who rejected him. This is how God loves."

- Gregory A. Boyd.

91. "I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration."

- William P. Young.

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

- Crystal McDowell.

Christian Spirituality Quotes

Many Christians believe spirituality to be one of the fundaments of their religion; it's not for nothing that Christian spirituality is a deeply-studied way of life.

93. "Christian spirituality was not a children's story. It wasn't cute or neat. It was mystical and odd and clean, and it was reaching into dirty. There was wonder in it and enchantment."

- Donald Miller.

94. "Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ."

- Billy Graham.

95. "You don't decide what you are. You are what God created you to be; a person fearfully and wonderfully made."

- Matthew Hagee.

96. "Don't be dependent on man, because they change like the wind. Depend on the Lord, and know that he is faithful to keep His Word."

- Matthew Hagee.

97. "Christian spirituality does not rest on mysticism; it rests in a Mediator."

- Kevin DeYoung.

98. "Quit trying to feel good, and get to know Jesus Christ who can make you good."

- John Hagee.

99. "Christians who neglect the Bible simply do not mature."

- John Stott.

100. "Authentic Christian spirituality is a team sport, not an individual endeavor."

-Derek Olsen

101. "A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her."

- Max Lucado.

102. "To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self conscious and more God conscious."

- Mark Batterson.

103. "Our life is a gymnasium of desire... When Christians say 'God', what do we wish to express? This word is all that we yearn for."

- Saint Augustine.

104. "Faith doesn't always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes, it means He changes you."

- Steven Furtick.

105. "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

- C.S. Lewis.

106. "Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God."

- Oswald Chambers.

107. "Maturity in the Christian life is measured by only one test: how must closer to His character have we become?"

- Elyse Fitzpatrick

108. "We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the culture of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail."

- Oswald Chambers.

109. "It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God."

- Henri Nouwen.

110. "The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God."

- Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

Spiritual Development Quotes

Spiritual development is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Here's a compilation of quotes on the idea of spiritual development.

111. "The depth of your sincerity and openheartedness are the most relevant factors in meditation for spiritual development."

- Benjamin W. Decker.

112. "The spiritual development of a single individual has the power to transform everyone around them."

- Rachel Wooten, 'Tara'.

113. "Be a ruler of your mind and a servant of your heart."

- Sri Avinash Do.

114. "The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred."

- Dalai Lama.

115. "You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks."

- Amit Ray.

116. "Everything is spiritual if you are aware. Everything is material if you are not aware."

- Sadhguru.

117. "The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm."

- Matt Chandler.

118. "What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that His grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God."

- Rick Warren.

119. "Within all the major religious traditions, though to differing degrees, there is a shared recognition that silence is one very effective tool for spiritual development."

- Sara Matiland, 'A Book of Silence'.

120. "Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation."

- Jack Kornfield.

121. "Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

- Billy Graham.

122. "Every human being is spiritual in some way. It is just that some people claim the mantle."

- Sadhguru.

123. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

- Dalai Lama.

124. "True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness."

- Albert Einstein.

Quotes To Help You Lead A Spiritual Life

Spiritual quotes can be a profound source of wisdom. Here are some to help you lead a spiritual life.

125. "If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone."

- Buddha.

126. "Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, man cannot live without a spiritual life."

- Buddha.

127. "The spiritual life is a reaching out to our innermost self, to our fellow human and to our God."

- Henri J.M. Nouwen.

128. "If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path."

- Brené Brown.

129. "If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit."

- Thomas Merton.

130. "The unexamined life is not worth living."

- Socrates.

131. "I believe that what people call God is something in all of us."

- John Lennon.

132. "Spirituality is neither a psychological nor a social process—it is 100% existential."

- Sadhguru.

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

- Henri J.M. Nouwen.

134. "Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them."

- Vincent McNabb.

135. "You will find it necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy."

- Corrie ten Boom.

136. "Spirituality is not a disability—it is a phenomenal empowerment of life."

- Sadhguru.

137. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

138. "The only power people have over you is the power you give them."

- Joel Osteen.

139. "Desire only God, and your heart will be satisfied."

- Saint Augustine.

140. "Spirituality is not moral science. Spirituality is about enhancing the life that you are."

- Sadhguru.

Spiritual Quotes To Share With Friends

Spirituality is never something you can just keep to yourself. In the spirit of sharing, here are some quotes we think you should send your friends and colleagues!

141. "We are not Human Beings experiencing spiritual lives, we are spiritual beings experiencing human lives."

- Oprah Winfrey.

142. "Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows."

- Nisargadatta Maharaj.

143. "Spiritual process is not about going to heaven someday. It is about knowing life in all its profoundness."

- Sadhguru.

144. "You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple."

- Anthony de Mello.

145. "When you make a choice you change the future."

- Deepak Chopra.

146. "It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are—not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within—that you can begin to take control."

- Oprah Winfrey.

147. "Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself."

- Osho.

148. "Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

149. "I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me."

- DMX.

150. "The Word of God is limitless and infinite."

- Anonymous*.

151. "Spiritual process means to be on fire. Peace will happen when you 'rest in peace.'

- Sadhguru.

152. "Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that."

- Adyashanti.

153. "The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it."

- Carl Jung.

154. "Difficulties are opportunities for inner growth, and the greater the difficulty the greater the opportunity for growth."

- Peace Pilgrim.

155. "The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself."

- Anais Nin.

156. "God's mercy and grace give me hope—for myself, and for our world."

- Billy Graham.

157. "The most important thing that happens within Christian spirituality is when a person falls in love with Jesus."

- Donald Miller.

158. "Everything may not be perfect. There are things that may need to change, but you have the grace to be happy today."

- Joel Osteen.

159. "The purpose of spiritual science is to awaken human beings to their ultimate possibility—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually."

- Sadhguru.

160. "Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."

- Dalai Lama.

161. "You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."

- C.S. Lewis.

162. "A spiritual process is not a divorce from life. It is an irrevocable love-affair with life."

- Sadhguru.

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

- Dolores del Rio.

164. "Spirituality, in short, is religion stripped down to its experiential dimension."

- Stephen R. Prothero.

165. "There is only one journey. Going inside yourself."

- Rainer Maria Rilke.

166. "True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time."

- Dalai Lama.

Spirituality Quotes To Share With Family

Family can be a potent font of spirituality. Here are some sayings you should share with your nearest and dearest.

167. "Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love."

- M. Scott Peck.

168. "The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated."

- Ram Dass.

169. "Spirituality is not about to become special; it is about becoming one with everything."

- Sadhguru.

170. "Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness."

- Billy Graham.

171. "Create a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside."

- Anonymous*.

172. "Spiritual progress is like a detoxification."

- Marianne Williamson.

173. "The soul is healed by being with children."

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

174. "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."

- Ludwig van Beethoven.

175. "Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace."

- Dalai Lama.

176. "Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."

- Morihei Ueshiba.

177. "Spiritually speaking, every human being has a destiny and a duty to perform."

- Fela Kuti.

178. "To realise that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually."

- Eckhart Tolle.

179. "We aren't born spiritually dead, and I'm calling for everyone to become spiritually alive."

- Trip Lee.

180. "The moment is all there is."

- Rumi.

181. "Let the breath lead the way."

- Sharon Salzberg.

182. "The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong."

- Hindu Proverb.

183. "Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life."

- William Blake.

184. "Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has."

- Billy Graham.

185. "Spiritual process is not a backward step. It is a leap forward to a place that others are yet to get to."

- Sadhguru.

186. "I fear we are too much concerned with material things to remember that our real strength lies in spiritual values."

- Harry S. Truman.

187. "Things don't change, only the way you look at them."

- Carlos Castaneda.

188. "A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all."

- Thomas Merton.

189. "Remember ... the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you."

- Rumi.

190. "Spiritual process means everything in you is absolutely fully alive, lit up."

- Sadhguru.

191. "Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it."

- Jack Kornfield.

192. "When life gets too hard to stand, kneel."

- Gordon B. Hinckley.

193. "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver and gold."

- Bob Marley.

194. "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality."

- Carl Sagan.

195. "If the pain of ignorance bothers you, you have become spiritual."

- Sadhguru.

196. "I feel like the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude towards others."

- Dalai Lama.

197. "It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up."

- Eckhart Tolle.

198. "Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

- Carl Jung.

199. "Science is about learning 'what something is' and spirituality is about knowing who I am."

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

200. "When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

- Lao Tzu.

201. "Spirituality is for those who are brave."

- HH Younus Algohar.

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