52+ Best Thought Provoking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Epic and happy inspirational thought provoking quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Thought Provoking Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

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

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

Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. – Mark Twain

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

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

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

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.”How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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