Upanishad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old upanishad quotes, upanishad sayings, and upanishad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is no book in the world that is so thrilling, stirring and inspiring as the Upanishads.     

Max Muller

The human intellect has not been able to conceive of anything more noble and sublime in the history of the world than the teachings of the Upanishads.     


In the Upanishads they talk about the path of the sun and the path of the moon. The path of the moon is rebirth. The path of the sun leads to self-knowledge, from which there is no return.     

Frederick Lenz

The Upanishads do not reveal the life of any teacher, but simply teach principles.     

Swami Vivekananda

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.     

Swami Vivekananda

The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.     

Erwin Schrodinger