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60 Incredible Quotes That Will Make You Think

If you’re looking for thought-provoking words of wisdom to reflect on life, then look no further; we’ve collected 60 incredible quotes that will make you think!

These deep sayings and quotes that get you thinking are designed to encourage self-reflection, personal growth, and remind us of the beauty of the world around us.

Read on to discover wise words from some of the most brilliant minds of the past and the present, and discover an insight into the human experience.

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1. “I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it.” – Tori Amos

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

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3. “Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

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4. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright

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5. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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6. “What you deeply need is not stuff, comfort or beauty, it’s meaning.” – Maxime Lagacé

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7. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” — Ashley Rickards 

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

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

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

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11. “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire

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12. “And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.” – Erica Jong

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13. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

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14. “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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15. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller 

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

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17. “We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

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

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

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20. “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

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21. “Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.” – Victor Hugo

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

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23. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

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24. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott

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25. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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26. “Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides

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27. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” — Iyanla Vanzant 

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28. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” – Carl Jung

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

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

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31. Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda

32. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordo

33. “Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan

34. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving 

35. “Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.” – Oscar Wilde

36. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

37. “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in another, and the delight in the recognition.” – Alexander Smith 

38. “Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” – Albert Camus

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

40. “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

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

42. “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

43. “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

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

45. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis 

46. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

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

48. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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

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

51. “Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real ‘you’ never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces.” – Sasshi Deshpande

52. “The wind howls, but the mountain remains still.” – Japanese proverb

53. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

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

55. “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Søren Kierkegaard

56. “He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks does not know.” – Lao Tzu

57. “Beauty will save the world.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

59. “The kindest hearts have felt the most pains.” – Unknown

60. “Take life one step at a time, look forward to your future, stop looking back and regretting the past, the past is the past because it does not last!” – Abhishek Tiwari