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50 Deep Quotes that Make You Think & See Life Different

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Our latest collection of deep quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

Amid all the ups and downs of life, we all need some amount of time to reflect upon what matters to us. We need to devote time to thinking to allow us to ponder our plans, actions, and decisions.

With all the pressures of life, spending time to think brings lots of benefits. It’s vital for your success and wellbeing.  Thinking time allows you to understand yourself better, to make smarter decisions and to see things differently. It also helps reduce time waste, reduce stress and increase your confidence and happiness.

No matter how busy your schedule might be, set aside some time in your calendar to think of new ideas and to brainstorm ways to push through your problems. To maximize your thinking time, set goals for those open hours and use powerful questions to encourage deep thinking.

All in all, devoting time to think will allow you to maximize your Everyday Power and operate at your full potential. In that respect, here are some powerful deep quotes that’ll make you think and inspire you to look at life differently.


Deep quotes that make you think and see life different


1.) “You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.”― Robert M. Drake


2.) “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde


3.) “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”― Albert Einstein


4.) “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard


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5.) “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine


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


7.) “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” – Martin Heidegger


8.) “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam


9.) “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Maya Angelou 


10.) “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank


Deep quotes about life


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


12.) “Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.” – Robert Greene


13.) “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


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


15.) “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain


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16.) “What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort toward caring about it.” -Nokwethemba Nkosi


17.) “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill


18.) “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin


19.) “If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are a slave.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer


20.) “Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.” – C. S. Lewis


Deep quotes that make you think


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


22.) “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen


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


24.) “Could I have been anyone other than me?”― Dave Matthews


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25.) “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha


26.) “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


27.) “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


28.) “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass


29.) “I find that a duck’s opinion of me is very much influenced over whether or not I have bread.” – Mitch Hedberg


30.) “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Kahlil Gibran


Deep quotes about love and friendship


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


32.) “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


33.) “Sometime, when you least expect it, you’ll realize that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again! And that will make you smile.” – Homer Simpson


34.) “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” – Epicurus


35.) “If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” – Rumi


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36.) “Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.” ~ Erich Fromm


37.) “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley


38.) “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” ~ Doe Zantamata


39.) “Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ~ Albert Camus


40.) “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


Other deep inspirational quotes


41.) “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


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


43.) “The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle


44.) “Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” – Albert Camus


45.) “Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky


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46.) “Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” – Alexandre Dumas


47.) “Today me will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.” – Cookie Monster


48.) “Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” ~ Bertrand Russell


49.) “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” – William Wordsworth


50.) “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


Which of these deep quotes was your favorite?

Although life is busy and full of pressures, you need time to think and reflect upon what’s important. Our bodies and minds were not wired to operate under constant distractions, stress and information overload. 

So, for us to achieve peak performance and live a fulfilling life, it’s important for each of us to set aside a regular contemplative time in which to just think. Hopefully, these quotes have made you reflect and see life from a different angle.

Did you enjoy these deep quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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  1. Mawien Maring

    November 27, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

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