Quotes That Make You Think

Quotes can elicit all kinds of reactions depending on what it’s about and who is reading it. Some will inspire you; some will make laugh; some won’t really affect you at all. On this page are quotes that will make you think. Maybe not all of them but hopefully at least one of them.

But first, here’s a video with some questions for you to think about:

Quotes That Make You Think


“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry van Dyke

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” – Mitch Albom

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.” – Talmund

“You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.” – Goldie Hawn

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.” – Po Bronson

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people that they don’t like.” – Will Rogers

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Free advice is the kind that costs you nothing unless you act upon it.” – Unknown

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” – Buddha

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“There are no random act. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.” – Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.” – Unknown

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucious

“Success is what you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – John Lennon

“There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists, well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.” – Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

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