28+ Best Meister Eckhart Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Eckhart von Hochheim OP, commonly known as Meister Eckhart or Eckehart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire. Profoundly inspirational Meister Eckhart quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Meister Eckhart Quotes

Words derive their power from the original word. — Meister Eckhart

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart. — Meister Eckhart

There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence. — Meister Eckhart

God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk. — Meister Eckhart

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God. — Meister Eckhart

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge. — Meister Eckhart

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. — Meister Eckhart

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. — Meister Eckhart

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment. — Meister Eckhart

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love. — Meister Eckhart

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you. — Meister Eckhart

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. — Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. — Meister Eckhart

Every creature is a word of God. — Meister Eckhart

Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. — Meister Eckhart

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. — Meister Eckhart

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order. — Meister Eckhart

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. — Meister Eckhart

The more we have the less we own. — Meister Eckhart

Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door. — Meister Eckhart

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. — Meister Eckhart

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice. — Meister Eckhart

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great. — Meister Eckhart

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me. — Meister Eckhart

If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself. — Meister Eckhart

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God. — Meister Eckhart

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me. — Meister Eckhart

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. — Meister Eckhart

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