54 Maxime Lagacé Quotes About Wisdom, Happiness, Life

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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Here are 54 Maxime Lagacé quotes (yes, it’s me!).

I’ve been writing, journaling, and creating quotes since 2004.

But I’ve never dedicated a whole web page to them.

So now is the time.

You’ll discover some of my best quotes on wisdom, stoicism, happiness, meaning, and life.

Who influenced my writings and how?

I hope you’ll find the quotes useful and inspiring.


On Wisdom And Stoicism

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A sign of wisdom: you expect the unexpected. Maxime Lagacé

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Just that you avoid losing time and energy on small things. Maxime Lagacé

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Just that you avoid having an opinion about everything. Maxime Lagacé

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Just that you only give a damn about a few things, the truly important ones. Maxime Lagacé

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Just that you keep going, always, and keep coming back to the right things. Maxime Lagacé


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The wiser you are, the more you focus on consistency instead of intensity. Maxime Lagacé

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Time wasters are the problems. Not caring about them is the answer. Maxime Lagacé

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Wisdom: the art of slacking off on useless things, and going all-in on the vital few. Maxime Lagacé

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The most precious hours are the ones where you explore: your self, your thoughts, your world, your true potential. Maxime Lagacé

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If you can scroll social media every night for 2 hours, you can spend 30 minutes every day unplugging and truly taking care of yourself. Maxime Lagacé


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A sign of maturity and strength: you expect more from yourself than from others. Maxime Lagacé

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Smart people know the only thing they control is their effort. Maxime Lagacé

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A good answer to failures and critics is indifference. A wise answer is gratitude. Maxime Lagacé

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Remember: this life is short, precious and the only one. Maxime Lagacé

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The truly wise do their best, then leave. Maxime Lagacé


Maxime Lagacé on Happiness And Inner Peace

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The unhappy are dragged by the past. The wise let go. Maxime Lagacé

Consuming is easy. Creating is hard. That’s why so many feel stuck and unhappy.

It takes intelligence to move on quickly.

The happiest keep moving. The happiest lean forward.

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As much as you can, love what happens, not what you expect. Maxime Lagacé

Just that you keep your energy on the things that will move the needle. Just that you keep your thoughts on truth, beauty and the present moment.

A sign of happiness: you forgive fast.


Inner peace is when you stop caring about outcomes.

Fools confuse ease with happiness. The wise know there must be some kind of struggle toward something to find true inner peace.

Close your eyes and listen to the little voice. Close your eyes and listen to yourself. Know yourself. Nothing else matters for inner peace.

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Poor is the one feeling empty inside. Rich is the one feeling full inside. Maxime Lagacé

Poor is the one seeking contentment externally. Rich is the one seeking contentment internally. Wise is the one who stopped seeking.

Goals inspire, plans guide, but it’s what you do daily that will make all the difference.

Close your eyes everyday for 10 minutes. See what you’re truly made of. Understand yourself. See yourself.

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The root of inner peace is self-understanding. Maxime Lagacé

Thinking comfort leads to happiness leads to misery.

You ensure maximum serenity by staying a little foolish.

You ensure maximum success by focusing on one thing, the most important.

You ensure maximum happiness by ignoring 99% of things.

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They are rushed and stressed. You are calm and steady. Maxime Lagacé

Maxime Lagacé On Life And Meaning

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May you find so much strength that nothing can stop you. Maxime Lagacé

Life is not about being first. Life is simply about discovering and expressing yourself.

You create meaning by creating, not by consuming.

You have a meaningful life when you fight for something you love.

Fools play the victim. The wise take responsibility. Fools complain. The wise solve. Fools complicate things. The wise simplify.

Avoid easy. Choose hard. It’s easy to follow a path but it’s more fulfilling to create one.

You have no idea who you are until you become silent. You have no idea what you think until you write. You have no idea what you can do until you try.

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Living a peaceful life: you have the potential if you ignore what society advocates. Maxime Lagacé

Alone, we discover ourselves. Together, we create our world.

Notice people who make an effort to be with you. Make an effort to be with them too.

Discipline: doing what your future self would be proud of.

May you find so many loving people in your life that gratitude becomes a daily ritual.

Takers divide the world. Givers create it.

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Wisdom: the art of slacking off on things you don’t control, and going all-in on things you control. Maxime Lagacé

Living peacefully and doing your things, calmly, is success.

Your thoughts create your world. Good thoughts create a good world. Bad thoughts create a bad world. Choose wisely.

Wise people are calm people: they know everything is temporary.

Clear thinking comes from silence and space in your life.

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Order in your mind is order in your world. Maxime Lagacé



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You are more than the little you. You are everywhere. You have no limits. You are the sky. Maxime Lagacé

Further readings

And in case you want to learn more about me, my favorite quotes, mantras, books, and more, please check out my about page.

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Author Bio

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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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

March 16, 2022

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