During a hectic and challenging day, it’s good to step back and read something uplifting and inspiring. Here are some meaningful, cute, and good deep quotes and sayings that can make a positive impact on your life.


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

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

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

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.
Terence McKenna

If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.
Lord Acton

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe

There is no truth. There is only perception.
Gustave Flaubert

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Oscar Wilde

When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to question it.
Michael Faudet

When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back.
Rumi

Love doesn’t die; the men and women do.
William Faulkner

The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honoré de Balzac

Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Mary Oliver

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

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
Criss Jami

God knows, I prefer people with anxieties, whose tomorrow is threatened by uncertainty.
Albert Einstein

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe

He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.
Leo Tolstoy – Deep Quotes

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
Mikhail Bakunin

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil Gibran

That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be.
Jim Morrison

Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin.
Victor Hugo

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

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

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Voltaire

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

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

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
Mark Twain

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
Carl Jung

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
Neils Bohr

There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Leo Tolstoy

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

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

When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.
Ethiopian proverb

If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy.
Cameroon proverb

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Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.
Robert Greene

There’s always some truth behind “just kidding”, knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, emotions behind “I don’t care” and pain behind “it’s okay”.
Unknown

We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.
Bruce Lee – Deep Quotes

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

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
Victor Hugo

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Bertrand Russell

Did you ever stop to think, and then forget to start again?
Winnie The Pooh

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
Winnie The Pooh

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Oscar Wilde

The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.
Edgar Allan Poe

A ‘no’ does not hide anything, but a ‘yes’ very easily becomes a deception.
Soren Kierkegaard

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
Bertrand Russell

Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river.
Liberian proverb

If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?
Tunisian proverb

If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains.
Egyptian proverb

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The wind howls, but the mountain remains still.
Japanese proverb

What makes night within us may leave stars.
Victor Hugo – Deep Quotes

It is not I who am strong, it is reason, it is truth.
Emile Zola

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
Edgar Allan Poe

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
Nikola Tesla

The last 29 days of the month are the toughest!
Nikola Tesla

The only reason we get lost in thought, is because it is unfamiliar territory.
Ashton Leinen

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart.
Rumi

Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
John Steinbeck

Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining.
Madagascar proverb

Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.
Nigerian proverb

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

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If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Soren Kierkegaard

Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions.
Gustave Flaubert

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

Some people are more certain of everything than I am of nothing.
Robert Rubin

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
Edgar Allan Poe

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
Bertrand Russell

I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.
William Shakespeare

How do you spell ‘love’? You don’t spell it, you feel it.
Winnie The Pooh

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Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.
Euripides – Deep Quotes

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.
William Faulkner

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
Arthur Rimbaud

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Sigmund Freud

Your very silence shows you agree.
Euripides

Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.
Victor Hugo

To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
Victor Hugo

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
William Faulkner

When love prevails, fear departs.
Rumi

To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
Victor Hugo

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

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Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Albert Camus – Deep Quotes

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
Mark Twain

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
Voltaire

If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.
Rumi

I rebel; therefore I exist.
Albert Camus

If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.
Rumi

To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.
Gustave Flaubert

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Deep Quotes

Do not grow to fond of your ideas or too certain of their truth.
Robert Greene

If you haven’t found something strange during the day it hasn’t been much of a day.
John Wheeler

That little spark you feel as you heal. That’s what life’s about.
Unknown

Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.
Unknown

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde – Deep Quotes

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.
Rumi

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.
Charlie Munger

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Gustave Flaubert

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honoré de Balzac

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Soren Kierkegaard

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Nilola Tesla

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Gustave Flaubert

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
Rumi

The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
Nikola Tesla

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Victor Hugo

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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi – Deep Quotes

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

Do or do not, there is no try.
Yoda

Cleverness is not wisdom.
Euripides

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
Nikola Tesla

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde – Deep Quotes

If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.
Soren Kierkegaard

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.
Robert A. Heinlein

Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
Margaret Atwood

All that you are seeking is also seeking you.
Franz Kafka

The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor.
Victor Hugo

I belong to the opposition party, which is called life.
Honoré de Balzac

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas – Deep Quotes

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Gustave Flaubert

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
Euripides

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Bertrand Russell

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
Criss Jami

You are judges in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.
Robert Greene – Deep Quotes

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Victor Hugo

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

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
Edward Abbey

Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well.
Neil Strauss

It’s not how well you play the game, it’s deciding what game you want to play.
Kwame Appiah

Unless you’re ashamed of yourself now and then, you’re not honest.
William Faulkner

It’s not when you realize that nothing can help you – religion, pride, anything – it’s when you realize that you don’t need any aid.
William Faulkner

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde

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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
William Faulkner – Deep Quotes

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
William Shakespeare

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Bertrand Russell

You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back.
Beverly Rubik – Deep Quotes

First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is.
Ryan Holiday

A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
Criss Jami

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Oscar Wilde

One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
Gustave Flaubert

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

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
Mark Twain

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Lao Tzu

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Seneca

To thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare

Learn to judge your moves by their long-term effects on people.
Robert Greene

I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
Elon Musk

People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing.
Naval Ravikant

The fears we don’t face become our limits.
Jim Kwik

Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.
Robert Greene

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Soren Kierkegaard

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde

But how could you live and have no story to tell?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Victor Hugo

What labels me, negates me.
Soren Kierkegaar

Rest in reason; move in passion.
Kahlil Gibran

The prettiest eyes have cried the most.
Unknown

The kindest hearts have felt the most pains.
Unknown – Deep Quotes

The best fighter is never angry.
Lao Tzu

Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.
Osho

Are you afraid of the good you might do?
Victor Hugo

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla

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

What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?
Soren Kierkegaard

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Euripides

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

Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Kahlil Gibran

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Seneca

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Success is an iceberg.
Unknown

To do two things at once is to do neither.
Publilius Syrus

Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
Victor Hugo

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

Passion is born deaf and dumb.
Honoré de Balzac

What worries you, masters you.
John Locke – Deep Quotes

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
William Faulkner

Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.
William Faulkner

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.
Victor Hugo

To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Voltaire

Being happy for someone else’s success makes you happier.
Russ Diemon

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The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes.
Dejan Stojanovic

Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Rumi

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Gustave Flaubert

Leave no stone unturned.
Euripides

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.
Bertrand Russell – Deep Quotes

Life is a constant process of dying.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The darker the night, the brighter the stars.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Beauty will save the world.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Euripides

Sin is geographical.
Bertrand Russell

Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
Friederich Nietsche

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Arthur C. Clarke

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

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.
Bertrand Russell

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith

Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard

Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair.
Soren Kierkegaard

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Lao Tzu

Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.
Honoré de Balzac

If you trip while running down a hallway, you’ll get a nosebleed. If you trip in life, you cry.
Minori

Worrying about rejection may be the same as rejecting yourself.
Kaga Kouko – Deep Quotes

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