50 Thought Provoking Quotes That You’ll Need to Read Twice

Have you ever come across a quote that somehow managed to stop time for you?

You’re sitting there looking at the screen, reading it over and over again, pondering on the meaning. Everybody comes across a quote like this now and again, but what about 50 of them on one single page?

We’ve put together this awesome collection of the most thought provoking quotes of all time:

 

50 Thought Provoking Quotes

1. “A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.” – Publilius Syrus

2. “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

3. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

4. “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” – Socrates

5. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

6. “Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishment, or destroy your happiness.” – Anonymous

7. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Gandhi

8. “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

9. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes

10. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

 

11th to 20th Thought Provoking Quotes

11. “And yet, now that years have passed, I recall it and wonder that it could distress me so much. It will be the same thing, too, with this trouble. Time will go by and I shall not mind about this either.” – Leo Tolstoy

12. “Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” – Liz Smith

13. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

ALSO READ:  Watching This Old Man React To Music From His Era Brought A Tear To My Eye

14. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

15. “Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.” – Joan Rivers

16. “Nothing, everything, anything, something: if you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything without the fear of losing something.” – Jarod Kintz

17. “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.” – Sam Cawthorn

18. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

20. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

21st to 30th Thought Provoking Quotes

21. “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett

22. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss in life is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norma Cousin

23. “Have you ever noticed how “What the hell” is always the right decision to make?” – Terry Johnson

24. “If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you. If you don’t bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you.” – Jodi Picoult

25. “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

26. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

ALSO READ:  A Very Important Lesson About Thoughts By Spirit Science

27. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

28. “Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

30. “You can only try your best. And if they can’t appreciate that, it’s their fault, not yours.” – Anonymous

31st to 40th Thought Provoking Quotes

31. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton

32. “Do not dwell on the past. Your history cannot be erased, but your future has yet to be written, so make the most of what is going to happen instead of worrying about what you cannot change.”
33. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

34. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

35. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

36. “Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.” – Hunter S. Thompson

37. “The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.” – Oscar Wilde

38. “This above all: To thine own self, be true.” – Shakespeare

39. “Waiting around for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.” – Unknown

ALSO READ:  25 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

40. “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Your life belongs to you and you alone.” – Chimamanda Adichie

 

41st to 50th Thought Provoking Quotes

41. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

42. “Don’t ever let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” – 10 Things I Hate About You

43. “I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.” – Oscar Wilde

44. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

45. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” – Oscar Wilde

46. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

47. “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russel

48. “This is your world. It’s full of more potential for pleasure, love, glory, beauty and bliss that can be comprehended. It even surprises you with misfortune so you can experience the full range of your explosive emotions, and so the good things are that much sweeter. Even better, nothing great comes easily. That would be hopelessly boring. You have thrilling hurdles to overcome at every corner in order to achieve greatness in this life.” – Unknown

49. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster

50. “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” – Kahlil Gibran

 

Summary

That concludes the list of the most thought provoking quotes!

Which is your favorite thought provoking quote?

LIKE OUR PAGE
 

Comments

comments