Quotations about spiritual and religious topics.

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The Golden Rule

The basic ethical principle of empathetic reciprocity -- in one form, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" -- appears in many different religions and philosophies.…

Solitude Quotes

Solitude, being alone with one's self, can be time for reflection and recharge, or it can be a time of loneliness. See what some writers and others have said about…

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Faith Quotes

Faith is the feeling of certainty or trust, a loyalty to a belief or idea. Faith can also signal conviction. Faith can mean a strong belief in God or another religious belief, or it can mean any strongly held belief or conviction.

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Beloved Community Quotes

Josiah Royce first used the term “The Beloved Community” to describe a condition of reconciliation. Royce also founded the Fellowship of Reconciliation, of which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a member. King popularized the term. The Beloved Community was not meant to be a vision of a heaven in the clouds, but a practical possibility humanity could create, on earth, as a spiritual goal. In Beloved Community, love and justice rule, people of all identities are equal and included, and conflict is solved by nonviolent means of reconciliation.

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Stillness Quotes

Stillness quotes consider whether stillness is the opposite of activity, or another kind of activity. What does stillness bring to our lives? How can we practice stillness?

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Now Quotes

In the moment, now, what is possible? Living in the present, instead of the past and the future, is an ancient practice and a modern technique, adding perspective, calm, openness, and relaxation to our lives.

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Compassion Quotes

Compassion is sympathetic care and concern for the welfare of others, and especially for the suffering of others. Compassion goes beyond empathy or sympathy, to wanting to relieve the suffering…

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Vision Quotes

A vision is an exercise in imagination: what is the end that you want to move towards? A vision sets the direction for your goals and actions, and helps define…

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Self-Care Quotes

Self-care means to protect your own well-being and health, both mental and physical. Self-care is especially important in times of stress. What form effective self-care takes depends on the individual.

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Doubt and Uncertainty Quotes

Doubt is the feeling of uncertainty about something, calling into question whether something is true or possible. Uncertainty is a feeling or status where something is not known, and can…

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Credo Quotes

A credo is a statement of belief that guides someone's life. A credo is something like a motto that describes how someone tries to live, their vision for how to…

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Spirituality Quotes

Spirituality is a quality of life and mind, as well as a practice to bring on that quality. Spirituality is often about religious experience, and it can also describe what…