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Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya) Quotes and Poems

Rabia al-Basri (713 - 801) was a Sufi mystic saint, who's widely recognized as being the most influential and notable female Sufi mystic in Islamic history. She did not leave any written work of her own, as most of the sources of the quotes and stories attributed to...

Duncan Trussell Quotes

Duncan Trussell is an American comedian, actor and philosopher. He is best known as a standup comedian, but has recently amassed a loyal following on his podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour and on Joe Rogan's podcast. He is known for his humour and wisdom on the...

Non-Duality Quotes (Advaita Vedanta)

Non-duality is about experiencing reality as it is, one undivided whole. Duality pertains to the mind while reality transcends the mind. Duality is a way of perceiving, and not the actuality of the whole. The truth of the whole is neither one nor two. It is simply...

Bayazid Bastami Quotes

Bayazid Bastami (804 - 874) was a very influential Persian Sufi mystic who lived during the 9th century. He is highly revered in the Sufi tradition of Islam as he was one of the saints recorded in Attar's comprehensive biographical volumes. The true man attaches his...

10 Stoic Quotes on Love and Affection

The stoics are best known for their discipline, wisdom and dedication to virtue. We rarely hear about their thoughts around the topic of love and affection. With that in mind, here are a collection of 10 notable quotes on love, friendship and affection by the greatest...

Bulleh Shah Quotes and Poems

Bulleh Shah (1680-1757) was a Punjabi Sufi mystic poet, humanist and philosopher who lived during the Mughal Empire and era. He is best known for his devotional sufi poems dedicated to the Beloved. Seek the spirit, forget the form. Bulleh Shah Enough is enough, talk...

40 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosophers

The stoic philosophers of the ancient world were wise individuals that's for sure. The main goal of their philosophy was mostly directed towards the cultivation of virtue and the conscious detachment from no-good passions, which all mortal men were inclined with. The...

50+ Wise and Inspirational Quotes by J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892–1973) was an English writer, poet and professor. He is best known for his highly successful fantasy books, most notably "The Lord of the Rings". Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, an area that is now part of South Africa, in 1892. His...

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them?

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.- J. R. R. TolkienContextThe quote is from J. R. R....

Walter Hilton: 11 Spiritual Quotes by the Christian Mystic

Walter Hilton was a English mystic in the 14th century. He is best known for his work "The Ladder of Perfection" and for being one of the first to write mystic theology in the English language. Walter Hilton was born in either 1340 or 1345, and seems to have studied...
25 Spiritual Quotes by Hildegard of Bingen

25 Spiritual Quotes by Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was a prominent German Christian mystic, polymath and abbess during the Middle Ages. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and is known for her visionary theology and her subsequent great influence on Christianity. Born in 1098 in Bingen, a city...

Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi was a highly influential Persian poet and writer who lived in the 13th century. He is best known today for his works 'Gulistan', 'Bustan' and for his extensive love poetry (ghazals). Together with Rumi and Hafez, he is considered one of the three...

Stoic Quotes on Happiness

Stoic Quotes on Happiness

Is happiness the goal of all life? Are all organisms and life-forms essentially trying to become "happy" or fulfilled in their own unique way? Or is happiness merely a construct of the human imagination, a concept and story that we tell ourselves to comfort ourselves...

20 Spiritual Quotes by the Neoplatonists of the Ancient World

20 Spiritual Quotes by the Neoplatonists of the Ancient World

Derived from the thoughts of Plato, neoplatonism was a philosophical tradition that took its distinct form in Egypt through the thoughts of the 3rd century Alexandrian philosopher Ammonius Saccas, but reached its climax in the works of his student Plotinus, who was...

Stoic Quotes on Time and Change

Stoic Quotes on Time and Change

Everything is subject to change, whether we like it or not. Contemplating on the constancy of change, whether from a philosophical perspective or a spiritual, can be a great way of cutting away redundant elements present in your life. Whether in the form of bad habits...

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