Quotes to make you think – 10 observations on life that will make you reconsider yours
Updated: May 26, 2020
Sometimes we all need to take a step back, consider things from a different perspective, get the mind wandering, and try to get a sense of the bigger picture, before we worry about life’s insignificant details. These are the top 10 quotes that make me think the most – about my life, society, the world and my place in it - and I re-read them whenever I need to be reminded of what is important. I hope they give you the same experience.
The search for happiness is the main reason for unhappiness
Think about it. We spend our whole lives trying to be happy, trying to 'fit in', trying to make money, please others, but could it be that we've been holding ourselves back by purposefully seeking it?
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money
Money can't buy happiness, after all.
If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside
- Jim Kwik
Be curious, not judgemental
– Walt Whitman
This is possibly my favourite. We are allowed to be curious. In fact, we should spend our lives being curious - but we have no right to pass judgement on others. You do you.
When you love what you have, you have everything you need
What you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with
– John Green
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing
– Michael Pritchard
Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss
Because of this, I am a strong believer that you should never regret your decisions. Everything happens for a reason.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared
Feel free to write these down in a journal, save them as your phone background, or share the love on Pinterest. What are your favourite quotes? Leave a comment below :)