80 Healing Quotes to Lift Your Soul

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Healing quotes can help lighten the heart, ease the mind, and give solace and inspiration to everyone that is in need of healing. This can also hold true to the area of confidence. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote that

“If the mind which governs the body, ever so long forgets itself as to step on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the wounding, but will raise and kill the oppressor.”

This bit of wisdom is all too true. We have to take care of ourselves both mind body and soul.

The Buddha is also have been know to speak several different healing quotes and one in particular is

”Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”

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Many different religious figures have many different healing quotes no matter what the circumstances is that wound the heart and soul.  But they are not the only ones that dispense wisdom in the form of quotes when it comes to healing. Many people, famous and non famous have quoted on the healing of the human body no matter what its hurts may be. They each have wisdom that can help heal.

Another person of interest when it comes to healing quotes is the legendary Helen Keller. Her quote is that “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” She should know. She overcame deafness to be not only a productive member of society but also an example to those that have disabilities. Her many books and her life story are well known by millions. She was confident despite her disabilities and her wisdom is timeless. Just because you have a disability or illness doesn’t mean the end of the world.

Benjamin Franklin also had quite a lot to say about healing and some of his healing quotes are well known including this one:” What one relishes, nourishes.” This is a very powerful statement. He had quite a few healing quotes that have been written down and are as common sense as the day that he wrote them.  Ben Franklin was an all around person and had a great deal of common sense. His quotes on health and healing cut right to the heart of the matter. He was plainspoken and his words still hold weight nearly 200 years after they were written.

Healing quotes can be the stuff that heals the heart and mind to be sure. Everyone has experienced some form of injury and having quotes to help mend what was hurt can go a long way towards making the person feel better and can also motivate them to heal. No matter who says the quotes that you use, you can be sure that they have seen the hurt as well as the healing. There are several calendars, and other things that have these types of quotes on them so that others can take notice and heed the wisdom offered. Sometimes the wisdom works in ways that are unexpected, but quotes can be.

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And now, I’d like to leave you with an exhaustive list of especially inspirational healing quotes:

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

~ Helen Keller

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
~ Gary Zukav

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

~Winston Churchill

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
~ Lewis B. Smedes

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I have a couple of girlfriends who are like, healing. We take care of each other. They know when I need to be taken care of.
~ Maggie Gyllenhaal

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
~Billy Joel

I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years -counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.
~ Lindsay Wagner

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.
~ Melody Beattie

All healing is first a healing of the heart.
~ Carl Townsend

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
~ Hippocrates

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Healing,” Papa would tell me, “is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.”
~ W.H. Auden

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
~ Tori Amos

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
~ Yoko Ono

Humor is healing.
~ Brad Garrett

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
~ Wendell Berry

I had NO IDEA that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
~ Susie Bright

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
~ Sai Baba

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Music is very important. It’s important as a tool for learning, it can be a tool for healing, it can be no telling what, as long as we remain free to be able to create the music, to be able to experiment and to really research, and to really get time to develop the music.
~ Lester Bowie

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
~ Buddha

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
~ Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
~ Marianne Williamson

The soul is healed by being with children>
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
~ Sarah Fielding

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
~ Harry Crews

To heal from the inside out is the key.
~ Wynonna Judd

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
~ Max de Pree

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

~Denis Waitley

Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.


You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

~C.S. Lewis

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To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.


There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.

~Friedrich Nietzche

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.

~Llewelyn Powers

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

~Aldous Huxley

The body never lies.

~Martha Graham

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.

~Mignon McLaughlin

Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.

~Bertha Stuart Dyment

The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.

~Robert C. Peale

Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.

~Zacharty Bercovitz

The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts.

~Hermann M. Biggs

In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual.

~Bernard Le Bovier de Fontanelle

Few of us have lost our minds, but most of us have long ago lost our bodies.

~Ken Wilbur

You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine…. The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously. I am that machine.

~Frederick Alexander Lindemann

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy. ~Oscar Wilde

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.

~Frank Gillette Burgess

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.

~Aldous Huxley

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.

~William Shakespeare

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

~Jim Rohn

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

~Mark Twain

A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.

~Phillip Moffitt

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

~Winston Churchill

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. ~Mahatma Gandhi

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.

~Thomas Jefferson

The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.

~Julien Offroy de la Mettrie

When one is pretending, the entire body revolts.

~Anais Nin

We are all cells in the same body of humanity.

~Peace Pilgrim

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body. ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

~George Bernard Shaw

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~Saint Augustine

This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. ~Seneca

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. ~George Santayana

Each body has its art… ~Gwendolyn Brooks

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~Henry Miller

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. ~B.K.S. Iyengar

The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body. ~George Sheehan

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. ~John Locke

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. ~Henry David Thoreau

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? ~Thomas Hardy

There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man. ~Novalis

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen. ~Shakti Gawain

The heart is not simply suspended in a body but in a culture, a place, a time. ~Mimi Guarneri

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. ~Daniel Defoe

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle? ~Katherine Mansfield

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If your inner energy is misdirected, so will your whole life be. ~C. Astrid Weber

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together. ~Charles Caleb Colton

The body is deeper than the soul, and its secrets inscrutable. ~E.M. Forester

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure. ~George Melton