79+ 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.

Most Famous Thought Provoking Quotes

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Tom Robbins

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. C. JoyBell C.

Problems come about when we try to direct the flow of the universe rather than allow it to reveal its own design. Inherent in that design is a love for all living things. Marianne Williamson

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. Karl Lagerfeld

Love comes unseen; we only see it go. Austin Dobson

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morley

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. Jackie Kennedy

If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. Barbara De Angelis

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. Steve Maraboli

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. Les Brown

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James Arthur Baldwin

Greatness is what happens when you relentlessly push yourself to continuously create a better you. Edmond Mbia

I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can’t love and accept yourself without doing the same for others. Steve Pavlina

No one event will ever be the ‘be all or end all.’ It’s never a big deal, so stop ever making it one. Put every challenge in perspective and push forward. Kevin Abdulrahman

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Scared people want comfort and certainty so they avoid failure. People living fully seek challenges because this is where they feel alive. Maxime Lagacé

Faith makes all things possible and love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody

Life’s challenges are inevitable. We have to prepare mentally by renewing our mind with inspiration daily to be able to cope when the situations arise. Lailah Gifty Akita

Your heart often knows things before your mind does. Polly Adler

What gives meaning are challenges. A beautiful life is meaningful. Say yes to challenges. Maxime Lagacé

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Paulo Coelho

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

It is necessary for a man to go away by himself to sit on a rock and ask, Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going? Carl Sandburg

Don’t live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Germany Kent

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

Keep calm when things don’t go according to your expectations! Beautiful things always meet friction! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

It’s just a feeling I have. What you see with your eyes is not necessarily real. My enemy is, among other things, the me inside me. Haruki Murakami

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds. It is something one creates.Thomas Szasz

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

People will always show their true selves in the end. Leona Lewis

Happiness is not something’ to be pursued, it is a way of being born from appreciation. Rasheed Ogunlaru

If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose. Charles Bukowski

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us! Richard Bach

When the winds of life are pushing you back, that’s when you push forward the hardest. Yvonne Pierre

No one has ever found themselves without being a little lost. Sai Pradeep

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. Criss Jami

People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. Charles Bukowski

Desire to always be on the right way no matter how tough it gets. A very slow movement on the right way is better than overwhelming speed on the wrong path! Israelmore Ayivor

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. Albert Schweitzer

We wander, question. But the answer waits in each separate heart  the answer of our own identity and the way by which we can master loneliness and feel that at last we belong. Carson McCullers

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

He’d thought he was lost, but now he recognized that eternity was around him, like salt from a shaker or stars in the sky. Alice Hoffman

No medicine cures what happiness cannot. Gabriel García Márquez

Stop trying to find yourself. You’ve had it all along. Never feel ashamed for feeling different; different is the new normal. Joel Annesley

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson

When misery overwhelms us, it often overflows onto close relationships. Jodi Aman

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. Anton Chekhov

To do what you love, first find what you love. Amit Kalantri

The purpose of life is not to be happy  but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Leo Rosten

Passion fuels dreams. Commitment fuels action. Get clear about what you want to do and why you want to do it. Take action. Your time is now. Julie Connor

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie

Do what you want that works.Toba Beta

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happier? Roy T. Bennett

Focus your energy on the positive moments, because wherever you focus your energy, you feed. Focusing energy is a tremendous nourishment to the object you focus upon. Osho

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway

There is only one way to make your dream a reality: make the decision and then not change it. Dragos Bratasanu

Happiness is not something’ to be pursued, it is a way of being born from appreciating. Rasheed Ogunlaru

You can either choose to wait around and hope life gives you what you want or you can choose to jump up and put in the work to make your dream come true. Oscar Auliq Ice

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own. Bruce Lee

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. St Augustine

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown

Position yourself to succeed by doing the other things in your life that rejuvenate you. Exhaustion affects your quality and productivity. Jeff VanderMeer

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morley

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. Franz Kafka

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Gautam Buddha

You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool your own mind.  David Allen

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