50 Philosophical Quotes That Offer Profound Insights About Life

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

-Albert Einstein

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

-Mahatma Gandhi

Philosophical Quotes

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

-Elie Wiesel

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”

-Benjamin Franklin Wade

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

-Lewis Carroll

Philosophical Quotes

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

-Nicolas Chamfort

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?”

-Terry Johnson

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

-Anne Frank

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

-Margaret Mead

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

-C.S. Lewis

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

-Kahlil Gibran

Philosophical Quotes

“May you live every day of your life.”

-Jonathan Swift

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”

-May Sarton

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”

-Albert Camus

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

-Laurence J. Peter

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

-Stephen Hawking

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophical Quotes

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

-William Shakespeare

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

-Albert Einstein

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

-Isaac Asimov

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”

-Plato

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

-Benjamin Spock

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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

-Dr. Seuss

“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”

-Patrick Ness

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

-Lao Tzu

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

-Frank Zappa

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

-Elie Wiesel

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”

-D.H. Lawrence

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“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

-Bertrand Russell

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

-Albert Einstein

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”





-Richard Dawkins

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

-Malcolm X

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”

-Markus Zusak

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”

-Mo Willems

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“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

-Douglas Adams

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

-Eckhart Tolle

“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”

-William Blake

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

-George Bernard Shaw

“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

-Jack Kornfield

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”

-Yann Martel

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”

-Socrates

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”

-Lao Tzu

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”

-Santosh Kalwar

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”

-Ian Fleming

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”

-John Keats

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on. ”

-William S. Burroughs

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

-Ludwig van Beethoven

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

-Plato

Philosophical Quotes

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

-Mark Twain

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”

-Gilles Deleuze

“If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”

-Adolf Hitler

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.”

-Natalie Babbitt

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