70 Lotus Flower Quotes to Bring You Peace of Mind

These lotus flower quotes will bring you inner peace, tranquility, and an overall better understanding of life.

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The lotus is a sacred flower which symbolizes rebirth, purity, and spirituality.

And today, we’ve rounded up the top 70 quotes to give you a glimpse of how important the lotus really is in history and in different cultures.

Read the full list below.

And don’t forget to check out these wildflower quotes and tulip quotes too.

Best Lotus Flower Quotes

1. “Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.” – Suzy Kassem

2. “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself—to who you are, here and now, and when you get there. You will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” – Masaru Emoto

3. “Like the lotus flower, business blooms in the mud, and in the dark of night. The lotus is an amazing creation of God, because for all of its beauty, it is the sum total of work performed in a mess.” – Robin Caldwell

4. “Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.” – Amit Ray

5. “Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward, and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going—it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs, only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies, and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.” – Suzy Kassem

6. “Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air, and the light.” – Amit Ray

7. “Fate is but a dying wish of a world that is beyond control. Like a single lotus flower, the future blossoms; upon its petals, two people shall be free.” – Youka Nitta

8. “Enlightenment is blossoming the thousand petaled lotus flower on the top of the head.” – Amit Ray

9. “When the mind is silent like a lake, the lotus blossoms.” – Amit Ray

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Famous Lotus Flower Quotes

10. “I wish I could see a cherry blossom or a lotus flower. Where could they be?” – Susumu Katsumata

11. “As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.” – Buddha

12. “Lotus flowers lead harrowing journeys. Their seeds sprout in murky swamp water, thick with dirt and debris and snarls of roots.” – Sarah Jio

13. “The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing.” – Nita Ambani

14. “Just like the lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world.” – Anonymous

Lotus Flower Quotes in Perseverance and Overcoming Adversity

15. “The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” – Buddhist Proverb

16. “Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion, the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously grow.” – Anon I Mus

17. “Every struggle is like mud—there are always some lotus seeds waiting to sprout.” – Amit Ray

18. “From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy.” – Carolyn Marsden

19. “For a lotus to bloom, she must forge her way through this terrible darkness, avoid being eaten by fish and insects, and keep pressing onward, innately knowing, or at least hoping, that there is sunlight somewhere above the water’s surface, if she can only summon the strength to get there. And when she does, she emerges unscathed by her journey and blooms triumphantly.” – Sarah Jio

20. “There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

21. “It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them in the mud. Without mud, you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

22. “The lotus flower is troubled at the sun’s resplendent light; with sunken head and sadly she dreamily waits for the night.” – Heinrich Heine

23. “No mud, no lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

24. “Just as the pure white lotus flower blooms unsoiled in muddy water, our lives, which are supremely noble, can continue to shine even amid life’s harshest realities.” – Daisaku Ikeda

25. “A flower can’t grow without rain. Too much rain and it drowns. And yet, the most beautiful of the lotus flowers are the ones that grow in the deepest mud.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

26. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan

27. “The ultimate source of energy, the sun, is ready to set. The leaves of the blooming lotus flower in the pond are losing their lustre. A bumblebee, sitting on that lotus is enjoying the romantic pleasure and murmuring passionate songs.” – Manmohan Acharya

28. “You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it.” – Sai Baba

29. “This world will throw mud at you. It’s your choice to get buried under the mud or bloom like a lotus!” – KP Singh

Lotus Flower Quotes on Life

30. “Life has many petals. Spirituality is unfolding those petals with love, responsibility, equanimity, creativity, and compassion.” – Amit Ray

31. “Healing is comparable to a garden. It needs to be tended to on a consistent basis. For weeds to be pulled out. The garden needs water and sunshine in an effort to grow. Like a lotus flower, you will sprout through the soil, reaching up through the dark water towards the sunlight, stretching to the surface where you will beautifully bloom.” – Dana Arcuri

32. “May I live like the lotus at ease in the muddy water.” – Anonymous

33. “The lotus flower sees only filth all its life yet turns beautiful.” – Rajesh

34. “Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.” – Gautama Buddha

35. “Live life in its totality. And living in the world, don’t be afraid of it. Live in the world like a lotus flower in water—it lives in water, but the water touches it not.” – Osho

36. “From life to life, never finding peace. If you are filled with desire, your sorrows swell like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire, your sorrows shall fall from you like drops of water from a lotus flower.” – Buddha

37. “May we exist like a lotus—at home in the muddy water. Thus, we bow to life as it is.” – Zen

38. “Like a lotus plunging to the surface of a pond to embrace the light from its muddy darkness, truth always rises with time.” – Suzy Kassem

39. “The sacred lotus not only creates a relaxing sensation of euphoria, and increases vibrations of the heart, but also triggers genetic memory—and good memory with an awakened heart ushers wisdom.” – Suzy Kassem

Lotus Flower Quotes on Self-Introspection and Strength

40. “On the path of self-realization, there is no one big awakening, but many along the way of varying degrees—some small, some big; and each one of them is like the lotus flower, which grows out of muddy waters.” – Ora Nadrich

41. “Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles—sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness, and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” – Goldie Hawn

42. “Live the lotus life. Live like a lotus—untouched from external environments. Keep your energy and vibrations high. Create your own identity.” – Purvi Raniga

43. “As the lotus rises on its stalk, unsoiled by the mud and water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.” – Buddha

44. “The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places.” – Jennifer Williamson

45. “Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond.” – Osho

46. “One must be a lotus to emerge from murky waters clean.” – Will Advise

47. “If you know how to make good use of the mud, you can grow beautiful lotuses.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

48. “Radiant energy is born when different vibrations are in harmony.” – Masaru Emoto

49. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Nhat Hanh

Inspiring Quotes About the Lotus Flower

50. “Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the cosmic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world.” – Morihei Ueshiba

51. “Don’t let the mediocrity that surrounds you affect the creative machinery of your rich mind. Like how the incandescent beauty of the magnificent lotus is unaffected by the swampy mud that surrounds it.” – Rajesh

52. “Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self.” – Debbie Ford

53. “The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud.” – Goldie Hawn

54. “In deep meditation, individual consciousness merged with the cosmic consciousness. In the absence of doer, the lotus blossoms.” – Amit Ray

55. “In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud—the obstacles of life and its suffering. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life.” – Goldie Hawn

56. “The lotus flower is born in a swamp. It grows up surrounded by filthy slough and yet manages to bloom into magnificence. But it does not fall prey to pride. Nor is it ashamed of the swamp. It lives out its life in its humble home while radiating beauty and being grateful.” – Rajesh

57. “One thing is certain—you can never become anything other than yourself, and unless you become yourself you cannot be happy. Happiness happens only when a rosebush grows rose flowers; when it flowers when it has its own individuality. You may be a rosebush and trying to flower as a lotus flower—that is creating insanity. Erase the mind. And the way to erase it is not by fighting.The way to erase it is just to become aware.” – Rajneesh

58. “When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition, and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, and having confidence in yourself.” – Nhat Hanh

59. “When the Sun of awareness rises, the thousand-petal lotus blossoms, and the golden light of blissful silence illuminates your inner sky.” – Banani Ray

60. “If you come to Plum Village in the summertime, you see many lotus flowers. Without the mud, the lotus flowers cannot grow. You cannot separate lotus flowers from the mud. It is the same with understanding and love. These are two kinds of flowers that grow on the ground of suffering.” – Nhat Hanh

61. “I am Buddhist. The lotus life cycle is a reminder of myself as a bell shaped curve of life as stages of birth, aging, illness, and death. As I know, lotus plants in the tropics need a natural cleaner pond more than a polluted pond.” – Veera Vitayaudom

62. “Every day, let our words blossom lotus in someone’s heart.” – Amit Ray

63. “Out of suffering, a lotus flower of happiness can open.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

64. “Even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the lotus produces the most beautiful flower.” – Anonymous

More Quotes About the Lotus Flower

65. “By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection, the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive truth.” – Yukio Mishima

66. “It’s likely that only vibrations of love and gratitude appear in nature, and observations of nature show this to be true.” – Masaru Emoto

67. “There are still some terrible cliches in the presentation of Indian fiction. The lotus flower. The hennaed hands. In mainland Europe, people still slap these images on my books and I go bananas.” – Hari Kunzru

68. “Yesterday, it was relaxation day. So I sat in a lotus position and closed my eyes to meditate.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

69. “Deep within the self is the Light of God. It radiates throughout the expanse of His creation. Through the Guru’s teachings, the darkness of spiritual ignorance is dispelled. The heart lotus flower blooms forth and eternal peace is obtained, as one’s light merges into the Supreme Light.” – Guru Amar Das

70. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Anonymous

Did These Lotus Flower Quotes Show You the Beauty Beyond Adversity?

When it comes to flowers, usually we initially think of roses, daisies, and sunflowers. A lotus flower doesn’t really make it to the top of our minds. But looking at the meaning behind it, the lotus flower is actually one of the most resilient and purest flowers of all. Yes, it may be rooted in mud and surrounded by water, but that just shows us how much of a fighter a lotus really is.

It continuously finds its way through muddy, murky waters to reach sunlight. And that kind of perseverance, that determination, is something beautiful and unique to the lotus flower we can all apply in our day-to-day lives. No matter how dark and hard our situation might be, we should always find it within ourselves to fight and continue moving forward, until we reach that light at the end of the tunnel.

Were you able to realize how wonderful the lotus flower is? What lessons did you pick up from this collection? Let us know which flower you’d like us to make a collection on next by typing them in the comments section below.

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