21 thought-provoking one-liners


I love a good one-line quote. They can be powerful and they can be useful when you need to reinforce a point whilst making a presentation or when you’re trying to make your case in a debate or argument.

Here are 21 great, thought-provoking one-liners all of which certainly made me think:-

People may hear your words but they feel your attitude. ~John C. Maxwell

The only source of knowledge is experience. ~Albert Einstein

There is no substitute for hard work. ~Thomas A. Edison

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. ~George MacDonald

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clement Stone

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~Emma Goldman

Lost time is never found again. ~Benjamin Franklin

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. ~Aristotle Onassis

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. ~APJ Abdul Kalam

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Joseph Addison

Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~Thomas Fuller

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. ~Emily Dickinson

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~Bob Marley

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money. ~David Geffen

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Further Reading:

If you like thought-provoking quotes then there are plenty of good books full of them. Three you might consider are:-

Incredible Quotations: 230 Thought-Provoking Quotes with Prompts to Spark Students’ Writing, Thinking, and Discussion by Jacqueline Sweeney

365 Thought Provoking Quotes: Leading you to your daily breakthrough by Cynamon Scott

The Little Book of Big Quotes: Inspirational, Motivational, Truthful, and Thought-provoking Quotes: Volume I Words That Can Change Your Life by Carlos Salinas

You can take a look at each of them by clicking on the links.

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