65 Inspirational Karma Quotes

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Every single one of your actions will have an influence on your future. In life, everything you do affects you in one way or the other. If you treat those around you kindly, you sow the seeds for having many loving and caring people in your life. However, it’s very likely that every single one of your bad deeds will eventually come back at you. It may take years or perhaps even decades but life will eventually confront you with your actions. At the same time, if you strive to lead a good and honorable life, you may be putting everything in place for a bright and positive future. By doing good things and helping those in need, you may be able to balance your karma so when karma it’s you, it does so in a beneficial and positive manner. To show you how powerful both sides of the karma spectrum can be, we’ve created the following collection of truly inspiring karma quotes.

The concept of karma is a central element of many religions and philosophical worldviews. No matter if it’s referred to as the Oriental concept of karma or described as “you reap what you sow” – many Scriptures highlight that whatever goes around comes around.

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
Wayne W. Dyer

From some of the greatest philosophers to popular religious figures, they all indicated that both your good and bad actions will eventually come back to you. As such, our thoughts, words, and actions continuously create karma in every minute of our existence.

Karma Quotes

The following karma quotes remind us that whatever comes around goes around.

While many associate fate and bad deeds done in previous incarnations with bad karma, it may not necessarily be set in stone. In fact, by replacing negative and selfish thinking and behavioral patterns with more positive ones, you can steer your life in a more positive direction.

65 Inspiring Karma Quotes

Many of the following statements originate from authors and individuals who themselves were confronted with the – often drastic – repercussions of their actions. As such, life taught them the hard way what it means to act in an irresponsible and selfish manner. The following karma quotes remind us how important it is to be a part of creating a better world not only for ourselves but for others as well.

Here are these inspiring quotes about karma:

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Paul the Apostle

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“Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.”
Jessica Brody

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“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love, there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.”
John O’Donohue

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“Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old-fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.”
Donald Van de Mark

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“I think the best explanation for karma I’ve ever heard was that karma is kind of like a box. When you do something good, you put it in the box. When you do something bad, you put it in the box. Periodically, you’ll reach into the box and pull something out. If you do more good things, you increase your chances of getting something good out of the box. If you do bad things frequently, you’re more likely to get something less than ideal out of the box.”
Unknown

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“Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”
Haruki Murakami

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“If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same? Doing to others an act you’d rather not have done to you reveals a powerful internal conflict.”
Alexandra Katehakis

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“Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.”
Vera Nazarian

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“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

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“If karma doesn’t catch up, God will surely pick up the slack.”
Anthony Liccione

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“By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
David Mitchell

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“Once you’ve lived a little you will find that whatever you send out into the world comes back to you in one way or another. It may be today, tomorrow, or years from now, but it happens; usually when you least expect it, usually in a form that’s pretty different from the original. Those coincidental moments that change your life seem random at the time but I don’t think they are. At least that’s how it’s worked out in my life. And I know I’m not the only one.”
Slash

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“You cannot control the results, only your actions.”
Allan Lokos

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“Gratefulness leads to a widely opened heart. You cannot receive anything great in life with a closed heart. Be grateful and reap the benefits!”
Assegid Habtewold

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“Cultivate your craft. Water it daily, pour some tender loving care into it, and watch it grow. Remember that a plant doesn’t sprout immediately. Be patient, and know that in life you will reap what you sow.”
J.B. McGee

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“There is a Law of Sins, and if you do not fulfill all your obligations, you will pay.”
G.I. Gurdjieff

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“Following the Universal Way means practicing selflessness and extending virtue to the world unconditionally. In this way, one not only eliminates the heavy contamination accumulated throughout many lifetimes but may also bring about the possibility of restoring one’s original divine nature and become an integral being of the multi-universe.”
Lao Tzu

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“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”
Sakyong Mipham

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“Success doesn’t come with ease. As a matter of fact, the darkest lie you may have been told is that you will reap in abundance when you have sowed nothing. It is a big lie!”
Israelmore Ayivor

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“Wait long enough and you reap what you sow. That hold for men. That hold for towns. That hold for a whole country.”
Lalita Tademy

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“Put your heart into even the smallest seemingly insignificant acts possible. Then be patient enough for the universe to give back to you what you reap.”
Matthew Donnelly

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“The law of karma says that no matter what context I find myself in, it is neither my parents, nor my science teacher, nor the mailman, but I alone who have brought myself into this state because of my past actions. Instead of trapping me in a fatalistic snare, this gives me freedom. Because I alone have brought myself into my present condition, I myself, by working hard and striving earnestly, can reach the supreme state which is nirvana.”
Eknath Easwaran

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“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

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“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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“Try your best… Do your best… Sow the best and reap the best! The best is right in you… Don’t hide it and give out the worst. We are looking right up to you!”
Israelmore Ayivor

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“Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate”
Rick Riordan

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“Dear Karma, I really hate you right now, you made your point.”
Ottilie Weber

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“Karma is a cruel mistress.”
Kelley York

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“We live in a society where those that do the greatest damage to humanity and nature reap the greatest financial rewards.”
Steven Magee

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“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”
Daisaku Ikeda

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“Because it is written that you reap what you sow, and the boy had sown good corn.”
Hans Fallada

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“I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma.”
Susane Colasanti

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“The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.”
Ben Okri

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“In other words, if you’re not motivated to be nice because of the good karma, be motivated to be nice because ultimately it saves time”
Jocelyn K. Glei

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“It’s is not surprising news that manna should fall from heaven in these days. But this manna will fall for those who cultivated manna farms on the clouds above! He who sow will reap; isn’t it?”
Israelmore Ayivor

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“Is Fate getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?”
Jodi Picoult

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“You have to be very careful when involving yourself with someone else’s karma. It can quickly become your karma too.”
Brownell Landrum

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“Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.”
Dalai Lama XIV

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“Show a little faith in someone when they need it. It’s amazing how it comes back around to you.”
Garon Whited

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“The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it’s the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there will be fewer and fewer of them.”
Daniel Handler

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“I must have killed a lot of cows in a past life for Karma to hate me this much.”
Katie McGarry

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“Karma isn’t revenge; it is a mirror of your soul’s mistakes and for those that wish bad karma for you, it is also a mirror for their mistakes. Karma was never meant to be a punishment. It is a reminder of your soul’s true self to be better than all the insecurities that hurt others because of your own fear and lack in faith that God has a plan for you.”
Shannon L. Alder

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“Karma is a tricky thing. To serve Karma, one must repay good Karma to others. To serve Karma well, one must sometimes deliver bad Karma where it is due.”
M.R. Mathias

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“Love your neighbor, even the ones who do not show you the same courtesy. You can’t expect to receive love if you’re selective and not really willing to give it. What you put into the world, you will indeed get back, even if it’s not from the person you’re expecting it to be.”
Alexandra Elle

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“It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.”
Daisaku Ikeda

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“This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. The source of pain is within your own larger expression of being.”
H. Raven Rose

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“Claiming to love self, but willingly default to cheating at the first sign of trouble is nothing short of playing yourself. Your ego may feel avenged – temporarily – but your heart and soul, the true self, will suffer the long term effects of karma’s justifiable sting.”
T.F. Hodge

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“Karma can be positive, neutral and negative! Those doing positive karma create abundance and leave something behind, with neutral you merely survive and with negative one, you leave a negative impact behind you.”
Sandeep Sahajpal

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“This misfortune you find is of your own manufacture. Keep hold of what you have, it will harm no other, for hatred comes home to the hand that chose it.”
Simon Armitage

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“Good karmas are an illusion and bad karmas are also an illusion. Despite this, I am not telling you to stop doing good karma. Going from bad to good is a good thing. However, in spite of doing good; the illusion doesn’t go away. True religion begins after the illusion has gone away.”
Dada Bhagwan

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“But this was what happened when you didn’t want to visit and confront the past: the past starts visiting and confronting you.”
Bret Easton Ellis

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“The purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.”
Amit Ray

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“There is no amount of bad karma that can compete with a contrite spirit and God’s forgiveness.”
Shannon L. Alder

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“I heard that karma is vengeful and is also a light sleeper. So I’ve chosen to love you like this. Quietly.”
Rudy Francisco

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“I value and honor the way that my suffering brings me to further search and surrender.”
Maureen Brady

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“The gods cannot place their gifts into a closed fist. First, your hand must be emptied, then the gifts may be received. We poor fools call this loss, and we suffer, but it is the blessing of the gods.”
John Speed

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“If Karma is a thing, then wouldn’t wanting someone to experience bad Karma also get YOU bad Karma?”
Steve Maraboli

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“Stop blaming others for the pains and sufferings you have. They are because of you, your karma, and your own disposition.”
Girdhar Joshi

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“I do not believe in karma. However, I practice it every day because it tricks me into being a better person!”
Clint Diffie

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“Every day, I take steps to resolve all my karmic ties, live with intention, smile and laugh often, express my love, and act on what brings me fulfillment. Why wait until we have one foot in the grave to suddenly become spiritual, forgiving, and at peace with the world?”
Alaric Hutchinson

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“If you have sown in love and tried to do everything as unto Jesus Christ, then you will reap happiness and joy and will be able to enjoy the everlasting presence of the Lord in all you lay your hand to, and do.”
Sunday Adelaja

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“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
Eckhart Tolle

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“Some day people will ask me what is the key to my success… and I will simply say, “good Karma.”
K. Crumley

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“If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.”
Kurt Cobain

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of inspirational karma quotes.

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