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40 A Course in Miracles Quotes to Get You Back to Love (It's Who You Are)

40 A Course in Miracles Quotes to Get You Back to Love (It's Who You Are)

If you could use an extra dose of inspiration this week, read this collection of A Course in Miracles quotes. They teach that returning to love is like coming home to yourself. That no matter what path you take in life, what's at the end of the road is the same: love. And that's who *you* are too. 

“The ‘Course in Miracles’ says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.” – Marianne Williamson

A Course in Miracles isn't just a book. It's a self-study spiritual thought system that teaches forgiveness as the road to inner peace and the remembrance of your truth.

The text states:

This course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love,

for that is beyond what can be taught.

It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence,

which is your natural inheritance.

Find the words that resonate with you and take you back home, to the "ancient peace you carry in your heart," that can't be taken from you.

40 A Course In Miracles Quotes for the Ultimate Experience of Unconditional Love

1. “What you see reflects your thinking, and your thinking but reflects the choice of what you want to see.” – A Course In Miracles

2. “Let no defenses but your present trust direct the future, and this life becomes a meaningful encounter with the truth that only your defenses would conceal.” – A Course In Miracles

3. “Time is an illusion.” – A Course In Miracles

4. “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” – A Course In Miracles

5. “Illusions about yourself and the world are one.” – A Course In Miracles

6. “Those who are certain of the outcome, can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.” – A Course In Miracles

7. “All your past except its beauty is gone… and nothing is left but a blessing.” – A Course In Miracles

8. “Every situation properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.” – A Course In Miracles

9. “Discomfort is aroused only to bring the need for correction into awareness.” – A Course In Miracles

10. “Mental health is inner peace.” – A Course In Miracles

11. “Joy and peace are my inheritance.” – A Course In Miracles

12. “Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward.” – A Course In Miracles

13. “You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you, and so you seek without for what you cannot find within.” – A Course In Miracles

14. “Nothing conflicts with oneness.” – A Course In Miracles

15. “Do you prefer that you be right or happy?” – A Course In Miracles

16. “If the mind can heal the body but the body can’t heal the mind then the mind must be stronger than the body.” – A Course In Miracles

17. “If you are fearful, it is certain that you will endow the world with attributes that it does not possess, and crowd it with images that do not exist.” – A Course In Miracles

18. “Let me look on the world I see as the representation of my own state of mind.” – A Course In Miracles

19. “All healing is essentially the release from fear.” – A Course In Miracles

20. “What is healing but the removal of all that stands in the way of knowledge.” – A Course In Miracles

21. “All disease comes from a state of unforgiveness.” – A Course In Miracles

22. “The kind of rest you seek, you will find not from sleeping but from waking.” – A Course In Miracles

23. “Teach only love, for that is what you are.” – A Course In Miracles

24. “It’s not up to you what you learn, but only whether you learn through joy or through pain.” – A Course In Miracles

25. “Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all.” – A Course In Miracles

26. “Fear is not of the present, but only the past and future, which do not exist.” – A Course In Miracles

27. “Love holds no grievances.” – A Course In Miracles

28. “Rebirth is merely the dawning on your mind of what is already in it.” – A Course In Miracles

29. “There is no order of difficulty in miracles. One is not ‘harder’ or ‘bigger’ than another. They are all the same. All expressions of love are maximal.” – A Course In Miracles

30. “Forgiveness is the healing of the perception of separation.” – A Course In Miracles

31. “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.” – A Course In Miracles

32. “You need to hear the truth about yourself as frequently as possible, because your mind is so preoccupied with false self-images.” – A Course In Miracles

33. “Heaven is not a place or a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness.” – A Course In Miracles

34. “The Holy Spirit sees the world as a teaching device for bringing you home.” – A Course In Miracles

35. “The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still.” – A Course In Miracles

36. “Forgiveness can truly be called salvation. It is the means by which illusions disappear.” – A Course In Miracles

37. “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” – A Course In Miracles

38. “Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself.” – A Course In Miracles

39. “There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.” – A Course In Miracles

40. “Attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it need be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on mastery through love.” – A Course In Miracles

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Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!

With love,


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Comments on this post (20)

  • Feb 22, 2024

    Thanks for providing us theses quotes and lessons over the years. Now and then I go back to the ACIM (A Course In Miracles) lessons to get a fresh breath and to help me stay still.
    I thank you Jesus for your inconceivable love and endless support through the Gospel, ACIM, and your presence in every heart and home. I am also grateful for the guidance of the Holy Spirit who walked with me throughout the 365 lessons and beyond.
    Father I thank you for encountering and keeping us all safe and joyful.
    I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen! Love you all

    — Elsa Berhe

  • Jun 11, 2022

    All perception is unnecessary

    — Kib

  • Jun 11, 2022

    Number 15 nails it. If people allowed themselves to truly absorb this, there would be no conflict! In so few words it speaks volumes about the illusion of physical existence and true eternal peace.

    — HJDH

  • Dec 13, 2021

    I remember part of a quote, could anyone help me with the full quote?

    Deep within you is everything that is perfect ,

    It will heal all sorrow and pain.

    — Cheryle

  • Aug 14, 2021

    I was looking for the quote i heard in one of Marianne Williamson’s talks saying that the love given and received in a relationship never dies. Yours is a beautiful compilation otherwise.

    — Mary Dale

  • Apr 05, 2021

    Jeff, peace and joy, and love.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Apr 03, 2021

    I had a moment of “alove” (alove for me is to be alive with love, and realize the ocean of love that we all are together) reading these … it was wonderful, thank you Jen.

    I was looking for a quote about holy relationships, but the one that reminded me of my true nature was

    “You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you, and so you seek without for what you cannot find within.” – A Course In Miracles

    Peace and joy,

    - Jeff

    — Jeff Catania

  • Oct 07, 2020

    Awesome. Refreshing. Thank you.

    — Jaki HALL

  • Jul 14, 2020

    Neda, what a beautiful project and gift to people! Thank you for sharing that with me and all of us here. You are a light. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jul 14, 2020

    Philip, there is too much wisdom to capture in 100 blog posts. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up the text. Thank you for inspiring me to start again.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jul 14, 2020

    Thank you Jen,
    I love all of these!! I was looking for a good quote for a piece I was writing and found too many to choose from hahah.
    By the way, maybe you already know but maybe not; I recently released an award winning album called The Light Has Come, that contains 15 songs with lyrics all coming from A Course in Miracles workbook lessons. It is super helpful to hear the beautiful message of the course in your mind all day long. There are still many course students who don’t know that this is out there, so please spread the word! :) You can listen on any musical platform (Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, etc.) Or go to my website
    Much love!

    — Neda Boin

  • May 25, 2020

    I love no 23, but there are so many more that are also profound. I have been a student of ACIM for almost 30 years (Feb 1991) and I still have the text at my bedside although I decided this year that I wasn’t going to do the daily lessons any longer, but rather focus on those lessons that have impacted my life.
    Thank you for your contribution to help me on my path

    — Philip

  • Jan 18, 2020

    Joy, it’s not always easy to get into, but I’ve found a lot of inspiration in the Course. <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 18, 2020
    I got goosebumps when I read this. I have heard Iyanla Vanzant refer to the Course of Miracles, and not knowing what it was lead me on my search. A lot of wisdom in all the quotes listed here, but #34 really resonated with me.

    — Joy Sanders

  • Oct 17, 2019

    James, love this one so much <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Oct 17, 2019

    “Teach only love, for that is what you are.”
    -the beautiful truth

    — James Bartelle

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Wendy, #7 is one that brings me such comfort too when I’m thinking about my loved ones who’ve passed. Forgiveness, too, certainly is life changing… thank you for your comment <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 16, 2019

    I love #7. I read this in it’s entirety at my mother’s memorial service.
    Also # 4. A very good reminder, and # 36, as I do have some more forgiving to do. The forgiveness I have done entirely changed my world.

    — Wendy M Long

  • Aug 06, 2019

    I am honored these quotes and my site can be part of your faith, Judy <3 Jen

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Guess I have been overly concerned about political issues, reading and watching the debates, but Senator Williams comments brought me to The Course of Miracles, and Jesus’s teachings of love, meditation which all my experiences bring me back to Jesus Christ. Not coincidental.

    — Judy Guido

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