Bhagavad Gita Quotes to Begin the Day: On Man and the Lord

Philosophies and words often stick around for decades, centuries even. They hold true for every age, for people from all walks of life. The Bhagavad Gita is one such scripture that has answers for common dilemmas in our lives.

Written by Vyaasa, it contains over 700 verses spoken by Lord Krishna. It is considered to be the primary scripture of Hinduism, akin to The Bible and The Quran. Here are some Bhagavad Gita quotes that can help you go on with your life.

30 Bhagavad Gita Quotes That Will Nourish Your Soul and Spirituality

Bhagavad Gita Quotes Inspiring Wisdom

#1. “You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#2. “You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#3. “Arise, slay thy enemies, enjoy a prosperous kingdom.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Man and His Actions

#4. “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#5. “Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” ― Bhagavad Gita, The Bhagavad Gita

#6. “One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#7. “Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes to Treat as Lessons

#8. “Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions. Be in the world, but not of it.” ― Bhagavad Gita, The Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Death

#9. “Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#10. “In the dark night of all beings awakes to Light the tranquil man. But what is day to other beings is night for the sage who sees.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Krishna

#11. “Krishna says: ‘Arjuna, I am the taste of pure water and the radiance of the sun and moon. I am the sacred word and the sound heard in air, and the courage of human beings. I am the sweet fragrance in the earth and the radiance of fire; I am the life in every creature and the striving of the spiritual aspirant.'” ― Bhagavad Gita

#12. “Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness. The one who is motivated only by the desire for the fruits of their action, and anxious about the results, is miserable indeed.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Passion and Destruction

#13. “When a man dwells on the pleasure of sense, attraction for them arises in him. From attraction arises desire, the lust of possession, and this leads to passion, to anger. From passion comes confusion of mind, then loss of remembrance, the forgetting of duty. From this loss comes the ruin of reason, and the ruin of reason leads man to destruction.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#14. “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#15. “The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on the Lord

#16. “I am the ritual and the sacrifice; I am true medicine and the mantram. I am the offering and the fire which consumes it, and the one to whom it is offered. I am the father and mother of this universe, and its grandfather too; I am its entire support. I am the sum of all knowledge, the purifier, the syllable Om; I am the sacred scriptures. I am the goal of life, the Lord and support of all. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#17. “Fix your mind on Me alone and surrender your intellect to Me. There upon, you will always live in Me. Of this, there is no doubt.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#18. “If you are unable to fix your mind steadily on Me, O Arjun, then practice remembering Me with devotion while constantly restraining the mind from worldly affairs.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#19. “Know that all living beings are manifested by these two energies of mine. I am the source of the entire creation, and into me it again dissolves.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#20. “I am the pure fragrance of the Earth, and the brilliance in fire. I am the life-force in all beings, and the penance of the ascetics.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Attaining Divine Knowledge

#21. “I shall now reveal unto you fully this knowledge and wisdom, knowing which nothing else remains to be known in this world.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#22. “Amongst thousands of persons, hardly one strives for perfection; and amongst those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows me in truth.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#23. “Earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, and ego—these are eight components of my material energy.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#24. “Such is my inferior energy. But beyond it, O mighty-armed Arjun, I have a superior energy. This is the jīva śhakti (the soul energy), which comprises the embodied souls who are the basis of life in this world.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#25. “There is nothing higher than myself, O Arjun. Everything rests in me, as beads strung on a thread.” ― Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Quotes on the Yoga of Meditation

#26. “To the soul who is aspiring for perfection in Yog, work without attachment is said to be the means; to the sage who is already elevated in Yog, tranquillity in meditation is said to be the means.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#27. “When one is neither attached to sense objects nor to actions, that person is said to be elevated in the science of Yoga, for having renounced all desires for the fruits of actions.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#28. “Elevate yourself through the power of your mind, and not degrade yourself, for the mind can be the friend and also the enemy of the self.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#29. “For those who have conquered the mind, it is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind works like an enemy.” ― Bhagavad Gita

#30. “Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains steady in meditation on the self.” ― Bhagavad Gita


The handbook of Hinduism, the Bhagavad Gita, is filled with lessons, advice, and inspirational facts. We can use these Bhagavad Gita quotes to reconnect with our spiritual self and are relevant in today’s day and age even though they were written two thousand years ago.

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