We have collected here 15 inspirational quotes by the Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, which represent a crystallization of flashes of thought arising from the depth of his consciousness busy meeting the day to day problems of his pupils. Therefore, they cut right into life while giving verbal expression to the way things look in the perspective of a realized being, or what he would call the Divine Consciousness, because that is what happens when one has outreached the personal outlook.
- No one can be human and not make a mistake.
- Love in its beginning lives only on reciprocity, but when fully developed it stands on its own feet.
- Without humor human life is empty.
- If by accident you step into the mud, it is not therefore necessary to keep on walking in the muddy path.
- To repress desire is to suppress a divine impulse.
- True spirituality is not fixed on faith or belief; it is the ennobling of the soul by rising above the barriers of material life.
- I regard every obstacle on my path as an incentive to success.
- A virtue carried too far may become a sin.
- The water that washes the heart is the continual running of the love-stream.
- The clever man knows best how to tell a lie, the wise man knows best how to avoid it.
- There is no greater teacher for the evildoer than evil itself.
- The lover of nature is the true worshiper of God.
- Facts lose their color in the face of truth, as stars pale before the sun.
- In the heart of sorrow there is a seed of joy.
- Silence speaks louder than words.
Source: Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Complete Sayings, by Hazrat Inayat Khan