50 Deep Quotes that Will Really Make You Think

“Pain changes people, it makes them trust less, overthink more, and shut people out.”– Janet Jackson

“Someone once asked me, “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”– Bernard Cage

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”– Francisco Reyes

“I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.” – Brian McKnight

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”– Anonymous

“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”– Sandra Jones

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.”– Nelson Mandela

“Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also make music.”–  Andre Silva

“Dead people receive more flowers than living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

“The secret to happiness is to never expect anything from anyone, then you will never be disappointed.”– Abraham Lincoln

“When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.”– Jerry Gana

“If it won’t matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes getting angry about it.”– Aristotle

“They say: before you start a war you better know what you’re fighting for.”– Unknown

“Hurting someone can be as easy as throwing a stone in the sea. But do you have any idea how deep that stone can go?”– Anonymous

“Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.”– Miguel Rodri

“Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.” – Bryant H. McGill

“You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.” – Annie Lennox

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

“The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.” – William Shatner

“What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.” – Joshua Foer

“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” – Ann Hood

“If you love someone tell them. Because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken.”– Dana Houston

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” Manny Pacquiao

“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”– Churchill

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”– Fred Angel

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”– John Legend

“A true test of character isn’t how you are on your best days but how you act on your worst days.”– Alexander

“When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.” – Mandy Hale

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.”– Blessing Anthony

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

“Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other and it takes time to know each other.” – Bell Hooks

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” – Taraji P. Henson

“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”– Brooks

“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

“Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.” – Andrew Shue

“The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one.”– Unknown

“You must listen to your heart and follow it or it will find a million ways to remind you that there is something missing.”– Blake Rowen

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

“There will be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Always pick being respected. That love without respect was always fleeting. But that respect could grow into real, lasting love.”– James Rice

“I walk in the darkness so that others may see the light!”– Halima Diane

“On the other side of fear lies freedom.”– Anthony Joshua

“Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.” – Steve Gleason

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.”– Anonymous

“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.” – Vaclav Havel

“No reason to stay is a good reason to go.”– Anonymous

“Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them.” – Holly Black