30 profound quotes that will make you think

Today I offer you 30 profound quotes that will make you think.

These are some of the best quotes I’ve read recently. And I’ve already used a few of them in presentations I’ve made in the past few weeks.

They’re all wise quotes that will have you reflecting on the meaning of life itself.

So they’re well worth a minute or two of your time and, I’m sure you’ll agree, that they’re some of the best quotes you will read anywhere.

Profound quotes:

  1. The third-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking. ~AA Milne
  2. Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. ~Albert Einstein
  3. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Confucius
  4. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. ~Kurt Cobain
  5. We all make choices in life but in the end, our choices make us. ~Author Unknown
  6. We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will. ~Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Those who play by the book will always be beaten by those who write their own. ~Author Unknown
  8. The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain
  9. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D Roosevelt
  10. The grass is greener where you water it. ~Neil Barringham
  11. The wise man knows that it’s better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~Zhuangzi
  12. You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you didn’t know. ~William Wilberforce
  13. Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  14. The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  15. Society in every state is a blessing but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. ~Thomas Paine
  16. We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  17. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ~Charles Darwin
  18. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  19. People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do, but what they don’t know is what they do does. ~Michel Foucault
  20. Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis
  21. Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson
  22. If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular. Thus, each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. ~Baruch Spinoza
  23. The shield may be as important for victory as the sword or spear. ~Charles Darwin
  24. Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. ~Thomas Paine
  25. Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn
  26. Never was anything great achieved without danger. ~Niccolò Machiavelli
  27. It is better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees. ~Emiliano Zapata
  28. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
  29. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. ~Lao Tzu
  30. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~Marie Curie

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