30 Philosophical Quotes That Offer Profound Insights About Life

Philosophical Quotes

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

-Albert Einstein

“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

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

-Anne Frank

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

-Kahlil Gibran

“May you live every day of your life.”

-Jonathan Swift

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

-Albert Camus

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

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

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

-Isaac Asimov

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

-Benjamin Spock

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

-Dr. Seuss

“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

“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

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

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-F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

-Douglas Adams

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

-Eckhart Tolle

“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

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

-Lao Tzu

“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 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

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