40+ Funny Spiritual Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Spirituality can enrich your life. While there are many wise and deep sayings, some are hilarious. Read the funniest spiritual quotes.

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Spirituality is your connection to something bigger. It involves peace and purpose.

It may also involve religion, although it’s not essential.

Your spiritual health is significant. It affects your physical, mental, and emotional state.

The following covers the funniest spiritual quotes to make you laugh.

Humor is an excellent way to boost your mood and enrich your life.

Hilarious spiritual quotes

1. “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” -Alan Watts

2. “Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.” -Dolores del Río

Funny spiritual quote by Dolores del Rio.
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3. “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” -Ram Dass

4. “Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.” -Vine Deloria Jr.

5. “There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” -Hindu Proverb

6. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” -Saint Augustine

7. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” -Walt Whitman

8. “Spiritual growth is not like fast food. It takes time for its roots to grow, and that requires us to be receptive and patient.” -Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

9. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama

10. “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” -Henry Miller

11. “I live and love in God’s peculiar light.” -Michelangelo

12. “God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.” -Franz Kafka

13. “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” -Alan Watts

14. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” -Saint Augustine

15. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -Dalai Lama

16. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” -Rita Mae Brown

17. “I’m a culinary gangsta with a very spiritual side, so when I was introduced to the ‘spiritual gangster’ line, I had to have it.” -Guy Fieri

18. “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget tossing in the lifeboats.” -Voltaire

19. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

20. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” -Lucille Ball

21. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” -Lewis Carroll

22. “I don’t know what the future holds. All I know is, I’m good today. Real good.” -Chris Farley

23. “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” -Maureen Dowd

24. “Spirituality is like a bird: If you hold it too closely, it chokes, And if you hold it too loosely, it escapes.” -Israel Salanter

Funny spiritual quote by Israel Salanter.
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25. “Don’t try to steer the river.” -Deepak Chopra

26. “Coincidences are spiritual puns.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton

27. “A peacock that rests on his tail feathers is just another turkey.” -Dolly Parton

28. “There is a spiritual hunger in the world today – and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms.” -Adlai Stevenson I

29. “Life is not a fairy tale. You lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.” -Unknown

30. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard

31. “Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.” -Stephen Hawking

32. “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” -Indira Gandhi

33. “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson

34. “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.” -Karen Blixen

35. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi

36. “The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” -Eden Phillpotts

Funny spiritual quote by Eden Phillpotts.
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37. “A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” -John Steinbeck

38. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” -Elbert Hubbard

39. “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” -Henry Rollins

40. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” -Steve Jobs

41. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” -Mother Teresa

42. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” -Dalai Lama

43. “I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” -James Broughton

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