Best Fasting Quotes On Success In Life

These fasting quotes will inspire you. Fasting abstains from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging fasting quotes, fasting sayings, and fasting proverbs.

Famous Fasting Quotes

  1. “The best of all medicines is resting and fasting” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.” ~ Rumi
  3. “Fasting confirms our utter dependence upon God by finding in Him a source of sustenance beyond food.” ~ Dallas Willard
  4. “Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity.” ~ Saint Augustine

  5. “When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.” ~ St. Jerome
  6. “Fasting is the greatest remedy– the physician within.” ~ Paracelsus
  7. “Fasting is the first principle of medicine.” ~ Rumi
  8. “Fasting is truly a secret source of power.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

  9. “Fasting is not just a physical discipline; it can be a spiritual feast.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  10. “You train your heart to control your body. That’s what you do when you fast.” ~ Nouman Ali Khan
  11. “My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  12. “A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind, and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “Fasting reduces the power of self so that the Holy Spirit can do a more intense work within us.” ~ Bill Bright
  14. “The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “Fasting of the body is food for the soul.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  16. “Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil.” ~ Pope John Paul II

  17. “A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors.” ~ Mark Twain
  18. “Fasting is what prepares you for a new anointing.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  19. “Fasting with a pure heart and motives, I have discovered, brings personal revival and adds power to our prayers. Personal revival occurs because fasting is an act of humility. Fasting gives opportunity for deeper humility as we recognize our sins, repent, receive God’s forgiveness, and experience His cleansing of our soul and spirit. Fasting also demonstrates our love for God and our full confidence in His faithfulness.” ~ Bill Bright , Fasting quotes and prayer
  20. “Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit can master appetite . . . and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings and gnawing habits.” ~ Russell M. Nelson

  21. “When giving, praying, and fasting are practiced together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  22. “The goal of fasting is inner unity.” ~ Thomas Merton
  23. “If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying. Walking exercises the body; praying exercises the soul; fasting cleanses both.” ~ Francis Quarles
  24. “The discipline of fasting releases the anointing, the favor, and the blessing of God in the life of a Christian.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

  25. “The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual powers upon the unseen and eternal things.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  26. “Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant you the fruits of repentance.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  27. “The man who never fasts is no more in the way to heaven than the man who never prays.” ~ John Wesley
  28. “Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

  29. “Fasting deals with the two great barriers to the Holy Spirit that are erected by man’s carnal nature. These are the stubborn self-will of the soul and the insistent self-gratifying appetites of the body.” ~ Derek Prince
  30. “Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God’s help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  31. “The discipline of fasting breaks you out of the world’s routine.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  32. “I believe that there is no prayer without fasting, and there is no real fast without prayer.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  33. “If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  34. “The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  35. “Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.” ~ Rumi
  36. “Fasting is an amazing thing. It gives people heart and soul.” ~ Rumi

  37. “Therapeutic fasting is not a mystical or magical cure. It works because the body has within it the capacity to heal when the obstacles to healing are removed. Health is the normal state. Most chronic disease is the inevitable consequence of living a lifestyle that places disease-causing stressors on the human organism. Fasting gives the body an interlude without those stressors so that it can speedily repair or accomplish healing that could not otherwise occur in the feeding state.” ~ Joel Fuhrman , Fasting quotes lifestyle
  38. “He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  39. “Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one.” ~ Joel Fuhrman
  40. “There is power in corporate fasting and power in corporate praise.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

  41. “In Shansi I found Chinese Christians who were accustomed to spend time in fasting and prayer. They recognized that this fasting, which so many dislike, which requires faith in God, since it makes one feel weak and poorly, is really a Divinely appointed means of grace. Perhaps the greatest hindrance to our work is our own imagined strength; and in fasting, we learn what poor, weak creatures we are-dependent on a meal of meat for the little strength which we are so apt to lean upon.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  42. “Man shall not live by bread alone.” ~ Matthew McConaughey
  43. “Fasting is not bodily hunger but bodily elevation and purity. It is not a body that hungers and longs for food, but a body that rids itself of the desire to eat. Fasting is a time when the soul flourishes and lifts the body up with it. It rids the body of its loads and burdens and lifts it up so that God may work with it without impediment to the happiness of the spiritual entity.” ~ Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria
  44. “Christian fasting, at its root, is the hunger of a homesickness for God” ~ John Piper

  45. “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates
  46. “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates
  47. “Fasting is calculated to bring a note of urgency and importance into our praying, and to give force to our pleading in the court of heaven. The man who prays with fasting is giving heaven notice that he is truly in earnest.” ~ Arthur Wallis
  48. “Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon…” ~ Terry Pratchett

  49. “I desired as many as could to join together in fasting and prayer, that God would restore the spirit of love and of a sound mind to the poor deluded rebels in America.” ~ John Wesley
  50. “His [Daniel] fast broke the power of the delayer and released the angels of God so that God’s purposes could be revealed and served.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  51. “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness.” ~ Hippocrates
  52. “What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  53. “When the Holy Spirit calls you too fast, He is preparing you for what is ahead.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  54. “Fasting (is) for the maintenance and firmness of your sincerity.” ~ Fatima bint Muhammad
  55. “Fasting is a medicine.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  56. “He who buries his head deep into a nosebag full of food cannot hope to see the invisible world.” ~ Al-Ghazali

  57. “If you want to know the religion of a man, do not look at how much he prays and fasts, rather, look at how he treats people.” ~ Ja’far al-Sadiq
  58. “A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole
  59. “Our prayers and fastings are of less avail unless they are aided by almsgiving.” ~ Cyprian
  60. “The Son of God fasted because He knew there were supernatural things that could only be released that way.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

  61. “Fasting humbles you and brings clarity, even allowing you to get unforgiveness and bitterness out of your heart.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  62. “Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  63. “Fasting will break poverty from your life.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

  64. “Fastings and vigils without a special object in view are time run to waste.” ~ David Livingstone
  65. “To become grateful, I must learn that I can handle disappointment and delayed gratification with grace and perseverance. This is why practices such as fasting and simplicity are such powerful tools for transformation. The experience of frustration and disappointment is irreplaceable in the development of a grateful heart.” ~ John Ortberg

Fasting abstinence from food or drink or both for health, ritualistic, religious, or ethical purposes.

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