65 Famous Fasting Quotes And Sayings

Fasting Quotes: Fasting is an act of not consuming any food or drink for a certain period of time. Fasting have always been related to religious obligation. Some religions that fasting are Muslims and Christians.

Aside from the religious obligations , fasting has countless health benefits, too. From improved weight management and healthier blood cell regeneration through to better heart function and vascular wellbeing, fasting has become quite the go-to method of keeping young, fit and healthy. Fasting can give a lot of benefits to individuals such as a great physical health, reduces stress, improves mental clarity and focus and also cure diabetes.

Here we have compiled a list of motivational and inspirational fasting quotes to help you fast more….

Short Fasting Quotes

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“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you. so that you may learn self-restraint. Quran 2:183”

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“Allah says: O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” Quran  [2:185]

“Fasting (is) for the maintenance and firmness of your sincerity.” ~ Fatima bint Muhammad

“When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.” ~ St. Jerome

“Fasting is the greatest remedy– the physician within.” ~ Paracelsus

“Fasting is the first principle of medicine.” ~ Rumi

“Fasting is truly a secret source of power.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“Fasting is not just a physical discipline; it can be a spiritual feast.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“You train your heart to control your body. That’s what you do when you fast.” ~ Nouman Ali Khan

“My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind, and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Fasting reduces the power of self so that the Holy Spirit can do a more intense work within us.” ~ Bill Bright


“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

“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

“The goal of fasting is inner unity.” ~ Thomas Merton

“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

“The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Fasting of the body is food for the soul.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom

“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

“A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors.” ~ Mark Twain

“Fasting is what prepares you for a new anointing.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.” ~ Rumi

“Fasting confirms our utter dependence upon God by finding in Him a source of sustenance beyond food.” ~ Dallas Willard

“The discipline of fasting releases the anointing, the favor, and the blessing of God in the life of a Christian.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“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

“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

“What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“When the Holy Spirit calls you too fast, He is preparing you for what is ahead.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“Fasting is a medicine.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom

“He who buries his head deep into a nosebag full of food cannot hope to see the invisible world.” ~ Al-Ghazali

“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

“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

“Our prayers and fastings are of less avail unless they are aided by almsgiving.” ~ Cyprian

“The Son of God fasted because He knew there were supernatural things that could only be released that way.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“Fasting humbles you and brings clarity, even allowing you to get unforgiveness and bitterness out of your heart.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“The man who never fasts is no more in the way to heaven than the man who never prays.” ~ John Wesley

“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

“Fasting will break poverty from your life.” ~ Jentezen Franklin


“Fastings and vigils without a special object in view are time run to waste.” ~ David Livingstone

“He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“There is power in corporate fasting and power in corporate praise.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“The discipline of fasting breaks you out of the world’s routine.” ~ Jentezen Franklin

“I believe that there is no prayer without fasting, and there is no real fast without prayer.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.” ~ Hermann Hesse

“Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.” ~ Rumi

“Man shall not live by bread alone.” ~ Matthew McConaughey

“Christian fasting, at its root, is the hunger of a homesickness for God” ~ John Piper

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates

Long Fasting Quotes

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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
“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

“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

“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

“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