Wise Quotes That Might Just Change Your Life

Living life can be a very hard task at times and the more you think and try to analyze what’s in you and what surrounds you, the more unanswered questions arise. Why do we need to love and be loved? Where do we come from? Where do we go when we die? Why do we die? And ultimately, what’s the purpose of life?

Many great thinkers, philosophers, activists, and artists have tried to answer these questions during their lifetimes and left behind an incredibly rich heritage that can be traced to some of their most inspirational quotations. Of course, we haven’t tried to analyze or interpret these quotes because that would be naïve since each one of these quotes can be interpreted in a variety of ways depending on your point of view, your knowledge base, and your state of mind. The only certain thing is that most of these quotes will make you think and that alone is the ultimate goal of this beautiful list. So check out these 25 wise quotes that might just change your life.

25

William Shakespeare

 

“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”

 

 

24

Oscar Wilde

 

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

 

 

23

Bertrand Russell

 

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.”

 

 

22

Aristotle

 

“Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”

 

 

21

Albert Einstein

 

“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”

 

 

20

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

 

 

19

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.”

 

 

18

Plato

 

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”

 

 

17

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”

 

 

16

Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.”

 

 

15

Heraclitus

 

“One cannot step twice in the same river.”

 

 

14

Marcel Proust

 

“There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.”

 

 

13

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

 

12

Lao Tzu

 

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

 

 

11

Vincent Van Gogh

 

“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”

 

 

10

Desmond Tutu

 

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

 

 

9

Victor Hugo

 

“Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?”

 

 

8

Buddha

 

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

 

 

7

Socrates

 

“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”

 

 

6

Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

 

 

5

Confucius

 

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

 

 

4

Albert Camus

 

“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

 

 

3

Voltaire

 

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

 

 

2

René Descartes

 

“I think therefore I am”

 

 

1

Epicurus

 

“Death need not concern us because when we exist death does not, and when death exists we do not.”

 

Source: List25

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