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Mind Blowing Quotes to Change the Way You Think

 

You don't have to be philosophers, professors, or big thinkers to process the ups and downs of life. Whether it comes to love, the mapping of the mind, or acknowledging a beautiful thing, a small thing, or a fleeting thought that makes us human, deep thoughts aren't always complex. Sometimes the opposite is true and deep thoughts are actually just sharing your experience and celebrating the way you see the world. These deep quotes we have collected are here to help us connect through the shared process of life, love, and everything in-between. Take a look at these deep quotes to make you think...

 

Deep Quotes About Life

 

Life can be tricky, complex, and challenging. It can also be beautiful, brimming with love, and an experience we all must take. These wise quotes about life can help you to follow a light in the darkness and can provide comfort as you keep taking step after step on your life's journey. From celebrating the small things to standing in awe of great things, here are all the life quotes you need to get you through...

'We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.' – Joseph Campbell

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‘Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.' — Tiny Beautiful Things

 

‘As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.' - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

‘Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.' - Albert Einstein

 

'To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.' - Oscar Wilde

 

‘Remember your humanity and forget the rest' - Bertrand Russell
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‘Decorum – that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by.' - Edgar Allan Poe

 

‘Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.'- Eckhart Tolle

 

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.' - Kahlil Gibran

 

‘Listen – are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?' - Mary Oliver

 

‘My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.' - Michel de Montaigne

 

‘You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.' - James Baldwin

 

‘One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself. ' ― Mary Englebright

 

meaningful quotes about life

 

‘Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.’― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

‘The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.’ – Carl Jung

 

‘You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.’ — Mae West
‘Trauma is a part of the human condition! Healing is also a part of the human condition, and we have the capacity to transform difficult experiences into a wellspring of personal and spiritual power.’ - Kimberley Ann Johnson

 

‘I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.’ – Sylvia Plath

 

‘To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.’  Reba McEntire

 

Deep Quotes That Make You Think

 

Knowledge is a deep ocean and for those who get out of the safety of the swimming pool and into the sea, you can discover a wealth of treasures waiting for you. Deep quotes can help us to shift perspective, to dig deeper, and to question our reason for being here. As a human being - thinking is paramount to opening our consciousness and moving through the world ready for a richer experience. For those who want to reap the benefits of being a deep thinker, here are a handful of quotes that will make you see the world in a different way...

'Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.' — Tiny Beautiful Things

 

‘You’re always you, and that doesn’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it. 'Neil Gaiman

 

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.' - Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom' - Søren Kierkegaard 

 

‘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

 

interesting quotes about being kind

 

‘Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature,' -Thich Nhat Hanh

 

‘Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.' - Lao Tzu

 

‘You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.’ — Tom Wilson

 

‘Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

quotes that make you think

 

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

 

‘When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but rather a truth to be accepted.’ – Unknown

 

‘If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed.’ Alan Watts

 

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.' - D. H. Lawrence

 

‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

 

‘A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.’ – Publilius Syrus

 

‘Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.' – Joel Osteen

 

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.'- Henry David Thoreau

 

Deep Motivational Quotes

 

 

Boost your self-esteem, love without fear, and pick all the fruit you need from the apple tree, as you discover words that will set fire to your soul. A motivational quote has the power to move mountains. It can awaken a dormant dream and encourage you to take risks in life, not be afraid of life's failures, and embrace the opportunities that mean you can do every single thing in the world. These short deep quotes will stir up your zest for life and get you out there with a positive attitude...

‘The most revolutionary thing a woman can do is to see and hear herself.' -Wokie Nwabueze

 

‘If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.' — Catherine Cook

 

‘There is something threatening about a woman who is not occupied with children. There is something at-loose-ends feeling about such a woman. What is she going to do instead? What sort of trouble will she make?’― Sheila Heti, Motherhood

 

Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.' - Eckhart Tolle

 

‘Don't let what other people think define who you are' - Dennis Rodman

 

‘Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.' - Henrik Ibsen

 

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.' - Lao Tzu
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‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

‘Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.' ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

‘What is to give light must endure burning.' ― Victor Frankl

 

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

 

‘Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.’ –Harper Lee

 

‘Knowing what must be done does away with fear.’ –Rosa Parks

 

deep thoughts quotes

 

‘Time is a created thing. To say, “I don’t have time”, is like saying, “I don’t want to”.’ - Lao Tzu
‘The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.’ - William Faulkner

 

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

 

‘When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.’― Malala Yousafzai

 

‘Vulnerability is not about winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome.’ – Brené Brown

 

‘Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions. They greatly drain one’s time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors.’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

‘Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.' - A.A Milne

 

Deep Inspirational Quotes

 

 

Find inspiration with these favorite quotes for a life well lived. Whether it's deep love, deep thought, or paying attention to the little things that spark joy in your day, inspiration can shine through in a thousand different ways. For anyone who wants to open their eyes a little wider, we are sure you will find an inspirational quote right here to help you find the pleasure and the power in a happy life...

‘The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.'— Cheryl Strayed

 

You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.' – Denis Waitley

 

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.' - Victor Hugo

 

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

 

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.' - Albert Einstein

 

‘In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.' - Albert Camus

 

‘Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. '- Martin Luther King

 

‘I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.' - Henry David Thoreau

 

‘Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?’ – Abraham Lincoln

 

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‘Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.’ — Viktor Frankl

 

‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken’ - Oscar Wilde

 

‘Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.’ Charles Dickens
‘When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.’ - Criss Jami

 

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

‘One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.’ – Gerard Way

 

‘When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.' - Mandy Hale

 

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

 

‘The darker the night, the brighter the stars.' - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

‘Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.' – Unknown

 

‘Today me will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.' - Cookie Monster

 

Deep Quotes About Relationships

 

Love is the rarest thing and the hardest thing of all. From true love to fleeting passion, the sadness of shared time, and the beautiful friendship that can be born out of any relationship with another living being. It is our nature to love and to be loved and these short quotes about love go beyond sentimentality and into deep thinking that helps us understand what love means in the grander scheme of things...

‘You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.' — Cheryl Strayed

 

‘Today, we turn to one person to provide what an entire village once did: a sense of grounding, meaning, and continuity. At the same time, we expect our committed relationships to be romantic as well as emotionally and sexually fulfilling. Is it any wonder that so many relationships crumble under the weight of it all?' ― Esther Perel

 

‘Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.' - Mark Twain

 

‘To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.' - Criss Jami

 

‘'The brain may take advice, but not the heart.' - Truman Capote

 

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

 

deep life quotes

 

‘The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.' ― George Bernard Shaw

 

‘Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.’ – Elie Wiesel

 

‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’ – Rumi

 

‘I’m not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.’ – Art Williams

 

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.’ — Henry Winkler

 

‘People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”— Joseph F. Newton

 

‘Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.’ - Esther Perel

 

‘The smaller we feel in the world, the more we need to shine in the eyes of our partner.’ - Esther Perel

 

‘A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.’ – Unknown

 

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.’ Henry Miller

 

‘And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make…’—The Beatles

 

‘When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.’ – Alan Watts

 

‘Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.’ Lucille Ball

 

‘Hearts live by being wounded.’ – Oscar Wilde

 

What are your favorite deep quotes? Whether it's a love quote, a fleeting deeper thought, or a singular sentence that helps you be a successful person in your own right, everyone would love to hear the words that helped shape you and your vision of this wild and wonderful world. Share your favorite deep quote in the comments and let's keep expanding our mind and saying yes to the magic of living.

 

 

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