"Mirror, Mirror on the wall . . . where did he go, and why doesn't he call?"

111 Spiritual Quotes for Inspirational Moments

After I decided to create this collection of quotes (in PDF), something began to occur to me. All of the quotes seem to be symbolizing the same general message. Look closely, do you see it?

"You are in this world, but you are not of this world." ~ Jesus

"Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Change your thoughts, and you change your world." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"As human beings imbued with free will, we can use the power of our consciousness to re-create our reality. Including but not limited to a body, mind and spirit free of disease." ~ Sol Luckman

"Thought is action in rehearsal." ~ Sigmund Freud

"Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question, then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us toward the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being." ~ James Redfield

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?" ~ Corinthians 3:16

"If you can dream it, you can do it." ~ Walt Disney

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." ~ Michelangelo

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind, for the soul is dyed by the thoughts." ~ Marcus Aurelius

"By believing passionately in that which doesn't exist - you create it. And that which hasn't been sufficiently desired - is what we call non-existent." ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

"Believe that you shall receive, and you shall receive." ~ Jesus

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." ~ Victor Hugo

"All my life I tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim

"Every thought, action, decision or feeling creates an eddy in the interlocking, interbalancing, ever-moving energy fields of life, leaving a permanent record for all of time. This realization can be intimidating when it first dawns on us, but it becomes a springboard for rapid evolution." ~ David R. Hawkins

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." ~ Aristotle

"The ancestor of every action is a thought." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living." ~ Anias Nin

"All we are is the result of what we have thought." ~Buddah

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." ~ Carl Sandburg

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~ James Allen

"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, and endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, they will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

"If constructive thoughts are planted positive outcomes will be the result. Plant the seeds of failure and failure will follow." ~ Sidney Madwed

"It is the nature of thought to find its way into action." ~ Christian Nevell Bovee

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true." ~ Napoleon Hill

"For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much - if he lives and uses that in hand day by day - shall be full to running over." ~ Edgar Cayce

"Habits rule the unreflecting herd." ~ William Wadsworth

"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird sleeps in the egg. And in the highest visions of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seeds of reality." ~ James Allen

"My free will is a paradoxical partner of the power of intention." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. . . take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." ~ Marcus Aurelius

"An elephant can be tethered by a thread if he believes he is captive." ~ Unknown

"True imagination is not fanciful dreaming, it is fire from heaven." ~ Earnest Holmes

"The more you advance towards God, the less he will give you in worldly duties to perform." ~ Rama Krushten

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." ~ Pablo Picasso

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." ~ Dale Carnegie

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford

"Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species, us." ~ Daniel Dennett

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." ~ Epicurus 341-271 BC

"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without." ~ Ansel Adams

"A man is what he thinks about all day long." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." ~ Virginia Woolf

"If you are ending up where you want to be, what difference does it make whether you went fast or slow? Or what difference does it make whether it was painful before it got really good? Isn't that the point of free will? You get to choose." ~ Abraham Hicks

"There's nothing to do - just be." ~ Unknown

"In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth." ~ Xun Zi 310-237 BC

"Yield and overcome." ~ Tao Te Ching, Poem 22

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." ~ Orison Swett Marde

"A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present." ~ Moses Mendelssohn 1729-1786

"Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment." ~ Rumi

"Be at ease, not dis-ease." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man." ~ Zhuangzi 369-286 BC

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." ~ Mohandas Gandhi

"You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" ~ George Bernard Shaw

"There's a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams." ~ Stoddard King, Jr.

"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people." ~ Mohandas Gandhi

"Dreams are free, so free your dreams." ~Astrid Alauda

"Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity." ~ Xun Zi 310-237 BC

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." ~ Mohandas Gandhi

"The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality." ~ Toni Cade Bambara

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation." ~ James Allen

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." ~ Gloria Steinem

"Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain." ~ Mohandas Gandhi

"For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all." ~ Aristotle

"Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born." ~ Deepak Chopra

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~ James Allen

"A man's dreams are an index to his greatness." ~ Zadok Rabinowitz

"Man's greatness lies in his power of thought." ~ Blaise Pascal

"Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind." ~ Philo 20-50 BC

"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." ~ Lao Tzu

"Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe." ~ Thales 623-546 BC

"A man is literally what he thinks." ~ James Allen

"Ah yes, superstition! It would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural." ~ Theophrastus 370-285 BC

"Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life." ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself." ~ Swami Sivananda

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." ~ Albert Einstein

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." ~Edgar Cayce

"It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts." ~ Swami Sivananda

"Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him." ~ James Allen

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." ~ Orison Swett Marden

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." ~ William James

"There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will. The question is, "How are you going to handle what you have?" ~ Lena Lees

"The mind is everything; what you think you become." ~ Buddha

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~ James Allen

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~ Antoine de Saint-Expupery

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world." ~ Buddha

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers." ~ Helen Keller

"Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

"Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed." ~ A Course in Miracles

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"We have to try to get rid of the notion of time. And when you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal." ~ Paulo Coelho

"Indians live as if they are their souls and Americans live as if they are their egos." ~ Ram Dass

"Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change." ~ James Redfield

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

"I feel that it is vital that we all re-open our spiritual gifts and open up to the voice of the Divine." ~ Doreen Virtue

"The message is clear. It is not what is happening ‘out there.’ It is what is happening between your ears. It's your attitude that counts." ~ Zig Ziglar

"Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him through his reasoning mind to decide which he wants to be." ~ Ayn Rand

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~ Abram L. Urban

"The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts." ~ Andrew Young

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." ~ Pamela Vaull Starr

"Upon the cunning loom of thought, we weave our fancies, so and so." ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Great thoughts, like great deeds, need no trumpet." ~ Philip James Baily

"If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny." ~ Andre Maurois

"Dreams are illustrations, from the book your soul is writing about you." ~ Marsha Norman

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~ Anatole France

Feel free to add to this list by providing your favorite quotes in the comments section below. Spread the love . . .

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As an interesting side note, I'd like to share a personal experience with all of you that I had while creating this list. My original goal was to provide 100 spiritual quotes in the hopes that after reading, one might feel an "inspirational moment" of sorts - enlightenment. Basically, I wanted to uplift you. So, after researching for many hours and over the course of several days, I decided to stop and take a count to see if I had reached my goal yet.

I had arrived at 111 quotes total. Fleetingly, I considered cutting them down to 100. But then something "sparked" in my minds eye and I decided to research further first. The fact that I had a mental "spark" when first hearing that number resonated with me and I felt it necessary to pursue because I'm always attempting to be "aware."

A quick search of the Internet gave way to quite a surprise and I must admit I was a bit taken aback at what I discovered. Here is the symbolism surrounding the number 111:

The number 111 is symbolic of the Trinity of God, One and Three times Saint. It represents the God-Father in the Holy Trinity and it also symbolizes sky.

As if that wasn't enough, further research yielded the information below. (The mention of a "flash bulb" was rather spooky for me considering I described my experience as a "spark". . . additionally, I made a comment yesterday on "Law of Attraction: Vision Boards" that there was a manifestation of sorts from my efforts recently. Read on and you'll understand this . . .):

111 ~ This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form.

111 ~ This sign is used to indicate that your thoughts are related to the start of a new cycle in your life. What you are thinking about doing or changing is correct for the new phase of your life.

111 ~ Signifies taking the lead in creative expression, and it also has connotations of social leadership in the sense of directing the energies of groups of people who resonate well with each other.

Feeling inspired yet? I swear I'm lighter on my feet . . .

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Anonymous said...

"Footprints but come to the ocean shore. Therein no trace remains." - Rumi

Mirror of Aphrodite said...

"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Anonymous said...

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” 
Albert Schweitzer

Anonymous said...

interesting.what does 11 11 mean? does it have the same meaning as 1 11?

Mirror of Aphrodite said...

Here's a bit about 11 11:


Anonymous said...

"All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone" ~ Blaise Pascal

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this page and quotes. I am inspired.

Abhishek Raje said...

I'm inspired. We're all connected. And we're all divine... part of the divine plan... the cosmic consciousness. I do good. Good there shall be.. resonating back and forth.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

"What the mission is, in short, is to hold as much light as possible, as strongly as possible on this planet."....

made me tear up and shiver...how awesome is that!

Anonymous said...

Do you believe that we can truly achieve our dreams? For example, I always wanted to be married with a family. I am 37 years old and it hasn't happened. I don't want to lose hope but sometimes I do.

The Mirror of Aphrodite said...

Yes, I believe we can manifest our dreams into reality via the Law of Attraction. And in the world of quantum physics, they're actually beginning to discover proof of this on a sub atomic level...neuropeptides. In other words, when you think...you actually produce a measurable form of energy, a neuropeptides. And that energy is then emitted from you.

And via the law of set traction, the universe will balance the energy you emit....by sending that asme energy right back to you.

I'm on my ipad at the moment, I can't paste it here...but search here in the search function for my piece on "vision boards."

There's much more explanation there including research about how this works in the human brain as well.

The Mirror of Aphrodite said...

Damn autocorrect...it's the Law of Attraction...not the law of set traction LOL.

Sista'Taurus said...

You've no idea how hard I've looked
for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold
to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean?
Everything I came up with
was like taking spices to the Orient.

It's no good giving my heart and my soul
because You already have these.

So - I've brought You a MIRROR.
Look at Yourself and remember me.
- Jalaluddin Rumi

The Mirror of Aphrodite said...

@Sista' Taurus,
That's awesome, I absolutely love that :-)

Sista'Taurus said...


You're most welcome :)

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