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21 Best Jay Shetty Quotes on Living a Purposeful Life (2024)

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Looking for inspiring Jay Shetty quotes on life, purpose, and success?

You’re in the right place!

First, who is Jay Shetty?

Jay Shetty is a former monk, best-selling self-help author, and podcaster.

His motto is “Make wisdom go viral.”

The story goes that while Shetty was attending business school, he attended a guest speaker lecture where monk Gauranga Das spoke on selflessness and living a minimalistic lifestyle. This lecture changed his life, and Shetty began his spiritual quest. 

For three years, he became a Vedic monk at an ashram in Mumbai, India. 

Now, Shetty devotes his life to helping people find their purpose and live meaningful lives. He also discusses relationships, wellness, and mental health topics on his popular podcast, On Purpose.

Popular Jay Shetty Book: Think Like a Monk


What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and help us better understand why we are here. 

They can give us a different perspective on life, help us connect to faith, and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 21 inspirational Jay Shetty quotes to support your spiritual journey and career. 

Related: How to Manifest with the Law of Assumption (3 Powerful Steps) 

21 Jay Shetty Quotes on Life, Purpose, and Success

“When you learn a little, you feel you know a lot. But when you learn a lot, you realize you know very little.” ~ Jay Shetty


“If you don’t break your ego, life will break it for you.” ~ Jay Shetty


“Cancers of the Mind: Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing.” ~ Jay Shetty


“The arrogant ego desires respect, whereas the humble worker inspires respect.” ~ Jay Shetty


“Detachment is not that you own nothing, but that nothing should own you.” ~ Jay Shetty


“If you are satisfied with who you are, you don’t need to prove your worth to anyone else.” ~ Jay Shetty


“To live intentionally, we must dig to the deepest why behind the want.” ~ Jay Shetty


“To walk down the same old path and find a new stone is to open your mind.” ~ Jay Shetty


“But when we look for the good in others, we start to see the best in ourselves too.” ~ Jay Shetty


“Everyone has a story, and sometimes our egos choose to ignore that. Don’t take everything personally—it is usually not about you.” ~ Jay Shetty


“When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life.” ~ Jay Shetty

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. —Bhagavad Gita 3.35” ~ Jay Shetty


“Remember, saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things.” ~ Jay Shetty


“Albert Einstein said, “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Jay Shetty


“A monk mind practices detachment. We realize that everything—from our houses to our families—is borrowed.” ~ Jay Shetty


“The pinnacle of forgiveness, true sattva, is to wish the person who caused you pain well.” ~ Jay Shetty


“As long as we keep attaching our happiness to the external events of our lives, which are ever-changing, we’ll always be left waiting for it.” ~ Jay Shetty


“I realized I had to take responsibility for my life. My parents might be upset, they might not—I had no control over that. I could only make decisions based on my own values.” ~ Jay Shetty


“When you deal with fear and hardship, you realize that you’re capable of dealing with fear and hardship. This gives you a new perspective: the confidence that when bad things happen, you will find ways to handle them. With that increased objectivity, you become better able to differentiate what’s actually worth being afraid of and what’s not.” ~ Jay Shetty


“Find me someone who has gone to the darkest parts of their own character where they were so close to their own self-destruction and found a way to get up and out of it, and I will bow on my knees to you. … You’re my teacher.” ~ Jay Shetty


“This ten-year-old monk added, “When you get stressed—what changes? Your breath. When you get angry—what changes? Your breath. We experience every emotion with the change of the breath. When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life.” ~ Jay Shetty

Closing Thoughts on Jay Shetty Quotes

I hope these powerful Jay Shetty quotes help your healing and spiritual journey. 

I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 47 Daily Affirmations for Success and Motivation

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Happy manifesting! 

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