Thought-Provoking Quotes to Inspire You

Let these inspirational quotes guide you and bring you closer to God.

Do you want to recognize the miracles of God’s world all around you? Get inspired and uplifted by the thoughts and sayings of famous saints, authors, mystics, and philosophers. 

Woman walking dog at sunset doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“As the sun shines both on the cedar and on the floweret, so the Divine Sun illumines every soul…”

—Saint Thérèse Of Lisieux

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Fern uncurling doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“God knows how to wait, dynamically; everybody else is in a hurry. Some things cannot be forced but they must unfold, sending their tendrils deep into the heart of life, gathering strength and power with the unfolding days.”

—Howard Thurman, theologian

Green hill peaking through clouds doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“Certainly there was an Eden…. We all long for it, and we are constantly glimpsing it.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien, author


Frozen soap bubble doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes—every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impress upon the soul of man.”

—Orison Swett Marden, author


Gulls at night doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” 

—Rabindranath Tagore, writer


Woman in front of snow mountain doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known, God himself is hidden within.” 

—St. Bonaventure


Underwater scene with sunlight doing positive living and an inspirational quote

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“When God threw me, a pebble, into this wondrous lake I disturbed its surface with countless circles. But when I reached the depths I became very still.” 

—Kahlil Gibran, poet

Arch Bridge doing positive living with an inspirational quote

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“Sometimes circumstances conspire to remind us or even let us glimpse how thin the membrane is between here and there, between birth and the grave, between the human and the divine.” 

—Anne Lamott, novelist

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