Printable Meditation Quotes

The meditation quotes below are reminders of the value that meditation can add to your life.

These quotes can help you remember the need to "quiet your mind" and live in the present moment; and that meditation is available to you anytime, anywhere. These quotations are my personal favorites.

If you already meditate regularly, print out these meditation quotes and post them in a highly visible location as motivation to continue your daily meditation practice.

And if you aren't practicing meditation, consider starting. Anyone can learn to meditate, and improved concentration and memory are among the many benefits.

Meditation Quotes

Reading quotations on a screen is fine, but sometimes it's better to hang them next to your computer or another spot where you will see them every day.

To make it easy for you to print these meditation quotes, I've compiled them into a free Meditation Quotes PDF. You have my permission to give the PDF or printed copies to anyone you wish.

"With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts."
- Mary Pipher

"Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose."
- Eknath Easwaran

"Meditate daily, and soon your inner strength and mind power will grow."
- Remez Sasson

"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day."
- Deepak Chopra

"Meditation applies the brakes to the mind."
- Ramana Maharshi

"If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience."
- The Dalai Lama

"Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity."
- Remez Sasson

"Mind is a door that leads you outside in the world; meditation is the door that leads you to your interiority - to the very innermost shrine of your being."
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe."
- Eckhart Tolle

"Life is available only in the present moment."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind."
- Swami Muktananda

"Mindfulness meditation doesn't change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is."
- Sylvia Boorstein

"Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment."
- Alan Watts

"Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts, and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit."
- Paramahansa Yogananda

"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul."
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
- Buddha

"Meditation is the art of staying in this present moment. A sleepy person either lives in the past moment or is dreaming about the future life. But a meditator stays in this present moment and is alert about his thoughts and actions."
- Unknown

"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man."
- Benjamin Franklin

"In meditation you are not unconscious, you are conscious - more conscious than ever."
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"Meditation is a rich and powerful method of study for anyone who knows how to examine his mind."
- Michel de Montaigne

"Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life."
- Paramahansa Yogananda

"Serenity is the flavor of meditation."
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively."
- Sharon Salzberg

"Be still and know."
- Aristotle

"Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence... your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking."
- Mata Amritanandamayi

What Meditation Can Do For You

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I became interested in meditation when I learned it can increase the mind's ability to focus and concentrate.

Before you can remember anything, you must "pay attention" to it - that is, focus on it intently. The more powerfully you can concentrate, the better you can remember!

But even beyond improving concentration and memory, the inner serenity that meditation provides leads to a host of proven benefits:

  • Decreased stress

  • Better sleep

  • Stronger immune system

  • Improved mood

  • Heightened patience and ability to listen, thus improving relationships

  • Pain control

Meditation is being present in the current moment and accepting (surrendering to) what this moment brings.

As Eckhart Tolle explains in The Power of Now, most people are so entangled with the past and future that they miss what is actually happening in the day-to-day moments of their lives.

Meditating empowers us to quiet the incessant chatter of our mind and be at peace.

By quieting the mind and becoming present, we stop our obsession over mistakes of the past and our worries about the future, and focus instead on actually living.

Meditation experts recommend twice-daily meditation. These meditation quotes are a useful tool for reminding yourself how it is so beneficial to meditate every day.

More Quotes About Meditation

I'm continually working to improve my meditation practice. Inspiring quotes do help. So below I'll add more quotes as I come across them.

"Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh."
- Hugh Jackman

Note: If you enjoyed these quotes about meditation, you might also like the list of my favorite quotes about sleep.

Published: 04/01/2013
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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