400 Deep Quotes That Will Make You Think (In New Ways)

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Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde

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Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Kahlil Gibran

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I rebel; therefore I exist. Albert Camus

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If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself. Rumi

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The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. William Arthur Ward

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. Mary Oliver

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Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

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Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran

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Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time”, is like saying, “I don’t want to”. Lao Tzu

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Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one. Voltaire

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Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. Rumi

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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

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The Best Deep Quotes

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Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. Bertrand Russell

He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others. Albert Einstein

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Søren Kierkegaard

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain

It is not I who am strong, it is reason, it is truth. Émile Zola

If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. Oscar Wilde

Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It means they learned it by reading. Unknown

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. Arthur Rimbaud

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As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning. Criss Jami Click to tweet

What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing. Nicholas Nassim Taleb Click to tweet

Sometimes you have to shut your eyes, so you can see the real beauty. Kilian Jornet

To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others. Criss Jami

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Voltaire

Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush. Rumi

There’s always some truth behind “just kidding”, knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, emotions behind “I don’t care” and pain behind “it’s okay”. Unknown

We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves. Bruce Lee

I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own. Nikola Tesla

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it. Victor Hugo

The wind howls, but the mountain remains still. Japanese proverb Click to tweet

What makes night within us may leave stars. Victor Hugo

Nothing is forever. Everything goes to 0 eventually. Naval Ravikant

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu

Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions. Gustave Flaubert Click to tweet

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. William Faulkner

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. Mark Twain

See also: quotes to live by

Part 2. Deep Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Deep Quotes And Thoughts (Lao Tzu, Rumi, Shakespeare, etc.)

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Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Voltaire

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. Robert Louis Stevenson

Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda

Cleverness is not wisdom. Euripides

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. Alexandre Dumas

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. Gustave Flaubert

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Søren Kierkegaard

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides Click to tweet

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. William Faulkner

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything except temptation. Oscar Wilde

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare (See also: wise quotes)

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). Mark Twain

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. Seneca

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Don’t settle, and don’t struggle. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

To thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

Conscience doth make cowards of us all. William Shakespeare

People do not lack strength; they lack will. Victor Hugo

What labels me, negates me. Søren Kierkegaard

Rest in reason; move in passion. Kahlil Gibran

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Carl Jung

To do two things at once is to do neither. Publilius Syrus

The prettiest eyes have cried the most. Unknown

The kindest hearts have felt the most pains. Unknown

Success is an iceberg. Unknown

Just do your best and to hell the rest. Unknown

Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God. Victor Hugo

Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour. Victor Hugo

The merit of all things lies in their difficulty. Alexandre Dumas Click to tweet

Passion is born deaf and dumb. Honoré de Balzac

“I” is another. Arthur Rimbaud

The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes. Dejan Stojanovic

Close both eyes to see with the other eye. Rumi

Of all lies, art is the least untrue. Gustave Flaubert

Leave no stone unturned. Euripides

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. Bertrand Russell

Life is a constant process of dying. Arthur Schopenhauer

The darker the night, the brighter the stars. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Beauty will save the world. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides

Sin is geographical. Bertrand Russell

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner

Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing. William Faulkner (See also: writing quotes)

To define is to limit. Oscar Wilde

Be – don’t try to become. Osho

Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Osho

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Inspirational Deep Quotes (Emotional, Profound, Meaningful)

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Are you afraid of the good you might do? Victor Hugo Click to tweet

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. Nikola Tesla

Full well do I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person should do the thinking and commanding. Albert Einstein

Learn to judge your moves by their long-term effects on people. Robert Greene

Look for the thing you notice but no one else notices. Rick Rubin

I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad. Elon Musk

The fears we don’t face become our limits. Jim Kwik

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. Bertrand Russell

You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back. Beverly Rubik

First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is. Ryan Holiday

A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains. Criss Jami

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. Criss Jami

You are judges in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come. Robert Greene

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. Victor Hugo

It was scary at first, but every great thing starts out a little scary, doesn’t it?” Unknown

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Henrik Ibsen

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power. Nikola Tesla

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. Charles Dickens

Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable. Euripides

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Oscar Wilde

If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin. Søren Kierkegaard

He who despairs is wrong. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more. Charlie Munger

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good. William Faulkner

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. Gustave Flaubert

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert (azquotes.com)

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. Honoré de Balzac

If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart. Rumi

Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe. Rumi

Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart! Rumi

To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. Edgar Allan Poe

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. Nikola Tesla

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. Nikola Tesla

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth. Albert Camus

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Funny Deep Quotes (Some Are Surprising)

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides

All great truths begin as blasphemies. George Bernard Shaw

Some people are more certain of everything than I am of nothing. Robert Rubin

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. Albert Einstein

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. Muhammad Ali

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe Click to tweet

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. Edgar Allan Poe

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Edgar Allan Poe

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men. Nikola Tesla

The last 29 days of the month are the toughest! Nikola Tesla

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. Bertrand Russell

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station… William Faulkner

Did you ever stop to think, and then forget to start again? Winnie The Pooh Click to tweet

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. Winnie The Pooh

They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them. Winnie The Pooh

We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all. Andrew, The Breakfast Club

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike. Oscar Wilde

When reason fails, the devil helps! Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Mark Twain

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most. Mark Twain

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Very Deep Quotes (Some Are Dark, Philosophical, Cryptic)

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Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. Neils Bohr

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. Carl Jung Click to tweet

God knows, I prefer people with anxieties, whose tomorrow is threatened by uncertainty. Albert Einstein

They muddy the water, to make it seem deep. Friedrich Nietzsche

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace. Leo Tolstoy

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion. Mikhail Bakunin

One day we will be dead. But today I’ll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I’ll give my best not to regret or forget. James Altucher

The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer. Terence McKenna

If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide. Lord Acton

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. Edgar Allan Poe

There is no truth. There is only perception. Gustave Flaubert

All the problems of older times were scarcity… now they’re all abundance based. Naval Ravikant

Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Friederich Nietsche

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. Kahlil Gibran

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. Arthur Schopenhauer

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat. Victor Hugo

To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I am not deep, but I am very wide. Honoré de Balzac

What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears? Søren Kierkegaard

I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing. Søren Kierkegaard

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. Euripides (See also: How to Ask the Right Question in the Right Way, entrepreneur.com)

Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you. Robert Greene

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. Albert Camus

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. Bertrand Russell

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

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Wise Deep Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. Edward Abbey Click to tweet

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. Victor Hugo

Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well. Neil Strauss

It’s not how well you play the game, it’s deciding what game you want to play. Kwame Appiah

Where there is no sense of ownership, there is respect. Where there is no hope, there is Truth. Where there is no attachment, there is love. Kapil Gupta

Believe in the you who believes in yourself. Unknown

You don’t deserve what you don’t respect. Unknown

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. Robert A. Heinlein

Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it. Margaret Atwood

All that you are seeking is also seeking you. Franz Kafka

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. Nilola Tesla

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. Nikola Tesla

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert

The public wants work which flatters its illusions. Gustave Flaubert

Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. Gustave Flaubert

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are no weeds, and no worthless men. There are only bad farmers. Victor Hugo

Do not grow to fond of your ideas or too certain of their truth. Robert Greene Click to tweet

Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just. Victor Hugo

To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better. Victor Hugo

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. Edgar Allan Poe

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. John Locke

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Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke

The only reason we get lost in thought, is because it is unfamiliar territory. Ashton Leinen

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart. Rumi

Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids. John Steinbeck

The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said. Edgar Allan Poe

A ‘no’ does not hide anything, but a ‘yes’ very easily becomes a deception. Søren Kierkegaard

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. Bertrand Russell

There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. Leo Tolstoy

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. William Shakespeare

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Part 3. Deep Quotes And Thoughts About…

Deep Quotes And Proverbs About Love, Romance, Beauty, Kindness

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You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde

The very essence of romance is uncertainty. Oscar Wilde

When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to question it. Michael Faudet

When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back. Rumi

Love doesn’t die; the men and women do. William Faulkner

The more one judges, the less one loves. Honoré de Balzac

Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute. Edgar Allan Poe

The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night just to let her breath. Unknown

That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. Jim Morrison

Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. Victor Hugo

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran

When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. Ethiopian proverb

If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy. Cameroon proverb

Love is the poetry of the senses. Honoré de Balzac Click to tweet

Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river. Liberian proverb

If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? Tunisian proverb

You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you. Nigerian proverb

Where there is love, there is no darkness. Burundi proverb

If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains. Egyptian proverb

Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining. Madagascar proverb

He who loves, love you with your dirt. Ugandan proverb

A letter from the heart can be read on the face. Kenyan proverb

Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands. Nigerian proverb

Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. South African proverb

One who loves the vase, loves also what is inside. Kenyan proverb

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King Jr

Hate is easy. Love takes courage. Unknown

It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you. Bertrand Russell

I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest. William Shakespeare

How do you spell ‘love’? You don’t spell it, you feel it. Winnie The Pooh

When love prevails, fear departs. Rumi

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Deep Quotes About Life

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The soul lives there in the silent breath. Rumi

To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live. Victor Hugo

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver

If you haven’t found something strange during the day it hasn’t been much of a day. John Wheeler

What do you despise? By this are you truly known. Frank Herbert

Modern people sit comfortably in air conditioned rooms and derange themselves with misinformation and hyperbole. “The world is going insane!” they shout at an unhearing screen. The world? Or you? The Stoic Emperor

That little spark you feel as you heal. That’s what life’s about. Unknown

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. Unknown

Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper. Unknown

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi

The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Nikola Tesla

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions. Victor Hugo

The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor. Victor Hugo

I belong to the opposition party, which is called life. Honoré de Balzac

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Unless you’re ashamed of yourself now and then, you’re not honest. William Faulkner

It’s not when you realise that nothing can help you – religion, pride, anything – it’s when you realise that you don’t need any aid. William Faulkner

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell Click to tweet

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels. Gustave Flaubert

We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity… I think that’s what being really human means. Gustave Flaubert

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. Søren Kierkegaard

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde

But how could you live and have no story to tell? Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees. Erwin Schrödinger

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

Let there be spaces in your togetherness. Kahlil Gibran (goalcast.com)

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. Seneca

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. Voltaire

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Deep And Meaningful Quotes About Happiness

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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

The happiest people have endured the most pain. Unknown

Being happy for someone else’s success makes you happier. Russ Diemon

A happy person doesn’t have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you’re not. And if you are, you’re not taking selfies to show people. Shane Parrish

You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself. Rumi

Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Winnie The Pooh

The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. Mark Manson

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo

Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

No one can be sad when they have a balloon. Winnie The Pooh Click to tweet

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. Alexandre Dumas

Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom. Gustave Flaubert

All the mistakes I ever made in my life were when I wanted to say No, and said Yes. Moss Hart

Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it. Søren Kierkegaard

Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair. Søren Kierkegaard

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance. Honoré de Balzac

I don’t believe that happiness is possible, but I think tranquility is. Gustave Flaubert

Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory. Gustave Flaubert

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Deep And Meaningful Quotes About Sadness, Depression, Anger

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The wound is the place where the light enters you. Rumi

Whatever purifies you is the right path. Rumi

If you trip while running down a hallway, you’ll get a nosebleed. If you trip in life, you cry. Minori

Worrying about rejection may be the same as rejecting yourself. Kaga Kouko

Real depression is when you stop loving the things you love. Unknown

It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you. Leon Brown

Yes, I’m smiling, but deep down I’m crying. Unknown

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi

Melancholy is the happiness of being sad. Victor Hugo

The most common form of despair is not being who you are. Søren Kierkegaard

The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have. Søren Kierkegaard

If you dig a pit for others to fall into, you will fall into it yourself. Rumi

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics. Unknown

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. Charles Dickens Click to tweet

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind. Edgar Allan Poe

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. Arthur Schopenhauer

Anger clouds the mind. Turned inward, it is an unconquerable enemy. Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. Honoré de Balzac

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo

Not being heard is no reason for silence. Victor Hugo

Those who do not weep, do not see. Victor Hugo

A writer is a world trapped in a person. Victor Hugo

Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other. Victor Hugo

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering… Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself. Søren Kierkegaard

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides

Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy

More sad quotes, depression quotes

See also: 15 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression And Sadness (lifehack.org)

Deep Quotes And Thoughts About Death

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Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. Napoleon Bonaparte

To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! Edgar Allan Poe

Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die. Edgar Allan Poe

Everybody’s going to die, and nobody’s going to remember you, so fuck it. Billie Eilish

Don’t be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the un-lived life. Angus Tuck, Tuck Everlasting

This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death. Seneca

The risks you keep taking, the challenges you keep overcoming, are like symbolic deaths that sharpen your appreciation for life. Robert Greene

This could be your last throw of the dice: make it count. Robert Greene

To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. Osho Click to tweet

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace. Oscar Wilde

The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. Osho

You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think. Marcus Aurelius

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling

Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom

I don’t want to die without any scars. Chuck Palahniuk

More death quotes

Deep Quotes And Thoughts About Friends And Family

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A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle

I like men who have a future and women who have a past. Oscar Wilde

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde

On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same. Rumi

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. Winnie The Pooh

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. Winnie The Pooh

You will encounter thousands of various individuals in your life, and the ability to see them as they are will prove invaluable. Robert Greene

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Muhammad Ali

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. Honoré de Balzac

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

You don’t meet people by accident. There’s always a reason. A lesson or a blessing. Unknown

Sometimes home isn’t four walls, it’s two eyes and a heartbeat. Unknown

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. Alexandre Dumas

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias. Criss Jami

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anaïs Nin

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain

The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for. Mark Twain

See also: friendship quotes

Deep Quotes About Trust, Faith, Doubt, Confidence

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Never lose hope, my heart. Miracles dwell in the invisible. Rumi

The need for certainty is the greatest disease the mind faces. Robert Greene

We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. Martin Luther

No prayer is complete without presence. Rumi

Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see. Edgar Allan Poe

Trust yourself more and others less. Robert Greene Click to tweet

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool. Richard Feynman

You are awareness. You are mind. You are not from this world. I mean, think about it, could you really be from here? Frederick Lenz

You call it hope — that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire. Edgar Allan Poe

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists. Nikola Tesla

All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. Nikola Tesla

You are braver than you believe. Strong than you seem. And smarter than you think. Winnie The Pooh

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. Gloria Steinem

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. Oz, The Wizard of Oz

Power is not miraculous, but intrinsically human and accessible to us all. Robert Greene

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo (See also: powerful quotes)

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo

Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness. Gustave Flaubert

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. Søren Kierkegaard

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. Søren Kierkegaard

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. Bertrand Russell

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (See also: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself, markmanson.net)

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire

Courage is knowing what not to fear. Plato

To be radical is to grasp things by the root. Karl Marx

Part 4. Conclusion

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People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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Creation Date

January 30, 2018

Last Update

September 16, 2020


  1. Those who love you will always be by your side but those who you love will flee the second you say anything about love or commitment. It’s like an animal. The second you stop feeding it, it’s not there anymore

  2. The amount of happiness you choose to live by does not determine the amount of pain and suffering you have gone through- Sheldon G.

    1. Hi Bob,
      In my opinion, there are not many things that are certain.
      A least, that’s the mindset I try to have.
      Every time I feel too confident, that’s when life reminds me I should not.


    1. Yes, it’s a good one, Nick.
      Some says it’s in the book “Feel the Fear… And Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers.
      She quotes an “ancien sage”.

      Thanks for sharing it,

  3. Thank you for your work. I enjoyed all of it. Many years ago, I was asked if I took myself seriously. This came as the result of an acquaintance questioning my lifestyle . After giving it quite a bit of thought I was able to respond with my own quote, words I still live by today…”You don’t have to grow up to be responsible.”


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