Inspirational Quotes and Other Words of Wisdom

Inspirational quotes and other words of wisdom to meditate upon and to help you direct your focus to a life of happiness.



"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." --Sir Winston Churchill


My father is a writer and I grew up with Bartlett's Book of Quotations at my desk. I loved perusing through those pages in search of gems of wisdom or wit. My group of high-school friends prided ourselves with our wit and sagacity by being able to quote others or to create our own aphorisms.

I carried this love for words with me as I began to walk consciously on the spiritual path. I either had my journal to write down my thoughts or the inspirational thoughts of writers, or my book of maxims that I compiled from spiritual and literary books.

Inspirational quotes as spiritual tools

Inspirational quotes are a powerful aid to elevate the mind out of the mundane field of operations. They are fractal segments from a body of knowledge. If you can penetrate the words and allow the words to penetrate you, you can access that body of knowledge, in a gestalt manner, from which they came. So in a sense, an inspirational quote is like a key that unlocks the knowing part that already exists inside you and allows for outer transformation to occur.

Affirmations are a good example of this. My favorite inspirational quote over the years is from A Course in Miracles.

I am as God created me.

Those words are anchors for my mind when the mind begins to race around in plans and strategies, trying to fend off possible circumstances, or perhaps starts to blame others for some past event. Blah, blah, blah...

I am as God created me.

Ahh! Relief. Breathing in those words and softly exhaling them would just calm my mind right down in remembrance.

Such an affirmation, or with any inspirational quote that you enjoy, you can use it over the day of going-ons, or you can use it in a sitting meditation.

Inspirational Quote Meditation

For example, sitting with eyes closed in a comfortable position, you breathe slowly into your heart, I am as God created me. Hold it gently there for a moment, Then exhale, saying either the same, or slightly changing it to something like, The world is as God created it.

And you repeat it, either for your whole meditation or until the mind becomes free of thoughts. And if any thoughts arise, you can repeat the process.

The true purpose of using inspirational quotes, affirmations and other word-gems, is to not only to change our perspective about ourselves and the world, but to eventually go to the Silence from whence the words arise and to where they disappear.

Categories included

Linked to this page will be several categories of quotations that have either helped me upon my path or are ones I appreciate. You will also find commentary attached to a lot of them, because, quite frankly, I love to write about this genre. Writing upon inspirational quotations is a meditation for me, allowing me to penetrate the words. I hope you will find them insightful.

Some of the categories will be:

inspirational quotes
motivational quotations
philosophy quotes
positive affirmations
zen quotes
Inspirational Quotes: A Course in Miracles
Hindu Quotations: Wisdom from India
Buddhist quotations
Inspirational Quotations: Sufi Wisdom
Christian Quotations: Remembering the Christ

And with that I will leave you with perhaps my longtime favorite quote, especially useful when dealing with parents:

We mock the ones we are to be.--Mel Brooks


Hindu Quotations: Wisdom from India
Christian Quotations: Remembering the Christ
Inspirational Quotes to Get Me Through the Day
More Inspirational Quotes to Get Through the Day
Inspirational Quotes: A Course in Miracles
Quotes for the Earth Changes
Inspirational Quotations: Sufi Wisdom
Illustrated Inspirational Quotes
Illustrated Inspirational Quotes 2
Inspirational Poetry
Inspirational Stories: Wisdom for the Journey
Meditation Techniques Basics
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