ᐅ100+ Deep Quotes That Are Short and Meaningful

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” – Edward Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” – Victor Hugo

“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.” – Alexandre Dumas

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” ― Bill Gates

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

“If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” – Toni Morrison

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” — Tom Wilson

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”― Oprah Winfrey

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michel Angelo

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

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

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”― Benjamin Franklin

“What matters most in life is often invisible.” — Duane Elgin

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee

“Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it.” – Grant Cardone

“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” – Wallace Stevens

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”― Wayne W. Dyer

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”― Albert Einstein

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

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

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

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

“Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.” – Erich Fromm

“You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.”― Robert M. Drake

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” – Epicurus

“Sometimes, when you least expect it, you’ll realize that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again! And that will make you smile.” – Homer Simpson

“Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other and it takes time to know each other.” – Bell Hooks

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

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

“I find that a duck’s opinion of me is very much influenced over whether or not I have bread.” – Mitch Hedberg

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

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

“I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.”― Michelle Williams

“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.” – C. S. Lewis

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farraj Gray

“All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.” – Baruch Spinoza

“The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.” – William Shatner

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” – Martin Heidegger

“Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn its back on you.”― Jennifer Donnelly

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

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

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Could I have been anyone other than me?”― Dave Matthews

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Life is in ourselves and not in the external.”

“Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.” – Rumi

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”– C. S. Lewis

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde

“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne

“Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” – Lillian Dickson

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Seneca

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” – Victor Hugo

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” – A. W. Tozer

“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” – Mario Benedetti

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.”– Hans Christian Andersen

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope John Paul II

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

“Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.” – Tennessee Williams

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C. S. Lewis

“You may delay, but time will not.”

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.” – George Harrison

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

“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” – Coco Chanel

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” – Brennan Manning

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” – David Allen

“Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.” – Sun Tzu

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

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

“I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” – Jonas Salk

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much.” – Joan Collins

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

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

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” – Frank Sinatra

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Tom Wilson

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michel Angelo

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

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

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Stephen Furtick

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others—it only changes yours.” – Shannon Alder

“We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” – Steve Maraboli

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that

“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

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." – Oprah Winfrey

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C. S. Lewis

“A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” – Les Dawson

“The best proof of love is trust.” – Joyce Brothers

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James Baldwin

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." – Aristotle

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." – George Sand

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold." – Zelda Fitzgerald

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." – Zora Neale Hurston

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." – Emily Brontë

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything." – Katharine Hepburn

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” – Epicurus

“The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.” – William Shatner

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“ – Groucho Marx

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

“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

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us. ” – A. W. Tozer

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farraj Gray

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

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

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

"None of us does everything right. None of us is so wise that we always speak the right word or so strong that we always do the right thing. Remembering this keeps us humble.” – Charles Stanley

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

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

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

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