Top 20 Profound Philosophical Quotes About Life (WISDOM) Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome. ― Friedrich Nietzsche It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. ― Lewis Carroll The unexamined life is not worth living. ― Socrates The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. ― Ayn Rand No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. ― Heraclitus The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. ― Seneca Without music, life would be a mistake. ― Friedrich Nietzsche Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ― Albert Einstein The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ― Mark Twain Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. ― Soren Kierkegaard If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. ― Lao Tzu The past has no power over the present moment. ― Eckhart Tolle Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. ― Ludwig Wittgenstein The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination. ― Dan Millman In the eyes of dialectical philosophy, nothing is established for all times, nothing is absolute or sacred. ― Lao Tzu Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. ― Isaac Asimov The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ― Steve Jobs Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. ― Walt Disney The real is the rational and the rational is the real. ― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them. ― Confucius 25 Inspiring Life Philosophy Quotes That Make You Think I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. ― Bertrand Russell You cannot step into the same river twice. ― Heraclitus It is okay to live a life others do not understand. The mind is furnished with ideas by experience alone. ― John Locke Life is not worth living if you are not living in the way you want. ― Ram Gopal Varma It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ― Confucius Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. ― Viktor E. Frankl My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. ― Ayn Rand Someone once asked me “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee A hungry stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you the best lessons of life. ― Robin William When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ― Confucius When you learn to survive without anyone, you can survive anything. ― The Sculptress Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. ― Frank Zappa Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us. ― Nicole Reed You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ― Plato There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian. ― Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. ― Simone de Beauvoir Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure. ― Arthur Schopenhauer Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. ― C.S. Lewis My philosophy is to enjoy yourself. Do the things you want to do, like play golf! ― Phil Daniels A bird is safe in its nest - but that is not what its wings are made for. ― Amit Ray The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ― Socrates You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ― Friedrich Nietzsche Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ― Confucius 29 Wise Philosophical Quotes About Life That Will Sharpen Your Wits Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ― Dalai Lama Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. ― Albert Einstein An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ― Rene Descartes I think; therefore I am. ― Rene Descartes Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. ― Democritus He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors. ― Martin Heidegger The more you know, the more you know you don’t know. ― Aristotle He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. ― David Hume My philosophy is to “kill the monster while it’s little.” The best time to handle a “negative” emotion is when you first begin to feel it. It’s much more difficult to interrupt an emotional pattern once it’s full-blown. ― Tony Robbins The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ― Alan Watts Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence. ― Immanuel Kant Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. ― Abdul Kalam There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. ― Napoleon Hill Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. ― Voltaire We do not describe the world we see. We see the world we can describe. ― Rene Descartes The more sand had escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ― Niccolo Machiavelli You only learn when you give your whole being to something. ― Jiddu Krishnamurti Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ― Soren Kierkegaard You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. ― Carl Jung Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ― Carl Jung My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. ― Anthony Hopkins
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 Prejudices are what fools use for reason. ― Voltaire It’s strange how simple things become, once you see them clearly. ― Ayn Rand Never wait for tomorrow, what if tomorrow never comes? ― Elvis Presley Nature is beautiful because it looks like Art; and Art can only be called beautiful if we are conscious of it as Art while yet it looks like Nature. ― Immanuel Kant There is only one way to avoid criticism – do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ― Aristotle There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ― Freya Stark