50 Deep Quotes That Make You Think About Life Differently

Quotes that will get you thinking about life in different ways you never thought of.

50 Deep Quotes That Make You Think About Life Differently

Life is never dull, and things seem to come onto our paths without our knowledge. Even when we think we have our life right, something tries to throw us off. Sometimes we need a reminder that we can handle things, and meditating on some quotes that make you think about life just a little differently might help you gain a new perspective. 

Setting aside time to think about what matters most helps us to reset our minds and to push us forward. 


The most powerful deep quotes make you think and can even change your mind

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Deep Quotes About Life

1. “Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn it’s back on you.” — Jennifer Donnelly


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

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

4. “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” — Harper Lee

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

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6. “If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” — Toni Morrison

7. “Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.” — Rumi

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

9. “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

10. “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” — Erma Bombeck

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Philosophical Deep Quotes

11. “I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.” ― Michelle Williams


12. “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

13. “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

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

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


16. “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” ― Voltaire

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

18. “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 Henson 

19. “You can’t go home again-isn’t necessarily that places change but people do.” — Lauren Oliver 

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

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Deep Quotes About Love

21. “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

22. “Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.”― Sun Tzu

23. “I know who I married, too. You're in me. When I touch you, your flesh communicates with my bones.” — Tayari Jones 

24. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller 

25. “I have no special gift. With deep love, I give what I have.” — Debasish Mridha 

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


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27. “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 

28. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” — Nikki Giovanni

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


30. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston

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Deep Inspirational Quotes

31. “You might want someone else to save you, or might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really, not from yourself.” ― Ava Dellaira

32. “Don’t use yesterday’s state of mind, to make today’s decision.”― C. Nzingha Smith

33. “Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

34. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” ― Doe Zantamata


35. “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” — Lao Tzu

36. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung

37. “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


38. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Ruth Gordo

39. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand 

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


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Deep Quotes About the Self 

41. “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

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

43. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” — Byron Katie

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

45. “Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” — Toni Morrison 


46. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.” — Victoria Moran 

47. "When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way." — Ellie Holcomb 

48. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” — Brené Brown


49. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

50. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” — Shannon L. Alder

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.