50 Philosophy Quotes to Ease Your Mind

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Having a tough day? Does it feel like the entire world just wants to shove boogers down your throat?

I’ve had tons of those before.

When I have days like those, I turn to the teachings of some of the wisest minds to have ever lived on this planet. Here’s 50 of my favourite philosophy quotes.

Let me know how you’re feeling after you’ve read through all of these by leaving a comment down in the comments section.

  1. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

  2. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Adair Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. - George Adair

  3. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein

  4. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman

  5. A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. – Seneca the Younger A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. - Seneca the Younger

  6. When I let go of what I am; I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu When I let go of what I am; I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu

  7. Free from desire you see the mystery. Full of desire you see the manifestations. – Lao Tzu Free from desire you see the mystery. Full of desire you see the manifestations. - Lao Tzu

  8. If you measure your life by what you own, the cavern of your heart will never be filled. – James D. Maxon If you measure your life by what you own, the cavern of your heart will never be filled. - James D. Maxon

  9. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it. – Seneca the Younger It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it. - Seneca the Younger

  11. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, who is poor. – Seneca the Younger It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, who is poor. - Seneca the Younger

  12. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - Aristotle

  13. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche

  14. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? – Laurence J. Peter If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Laurence J. Peter

  15. If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl; but by all means, keep moving. – Martin Luther King Jr. If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl; but by all means, keep moving. - Martin Luther King Jr.

  16. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah Winfrey Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. - Oprah Winfrey

  17. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard

  18. Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. – Socrates Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. - Socrates

  19. If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. - Maya Angelou

  20. Haste in every business brings failures. – Herodotus Haste in every business brings failures. - Herodotus

  21. People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. – Plato People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. - Plato

  22. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Benjamin Spock

  23. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself – Unknown A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself - Unknown

  24. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. – Bertrand Russel Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Bertrand Russel

  25. Live how you live, feel how you feel and fuck all the phonies in your way. – Christopher Krovatin Live how you live, feel how you feel and fuck all the phonies in your way. - Christopher Krovatin

  26. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

  27. As long as you live, keep learning how to live – Seneca the Younger As long as you live, keep learning how to live - Seneca the Younger

  28. If you’re tired then learn to rest, not quit. – Unknown If you’re tired then learn to rest, not quit. - Unknown

  29. The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. – Aristotle The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. - Aristotle

  30. Displaying riches and titles with pride brings about one’s downfall. – Lao Tzu Displaying riches and titles with pride brings about one’s downfall. - Lao Tzu

  31. Life is long if you know how to use it. – Seneca the Younger Life is long if you know how to use it. - Seneca the Younger

  32. Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. – Kahlil Gibran Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. - Kahlil Gibran

  33. We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once… – Friedrich Nietzsche We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once... - Friedrich Nietzsche

  34. The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates The unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates

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

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

  37. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. - Epictetus

  38. Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. – Christopher Markus Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. - Christopher Markus

  39. No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it. – Carroll Bryant No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it. - Carroll Bryant

  40. We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit – Will Durant We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit - Will Durant

  41. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  42. Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man… – B.R. Ambedkar Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man… - B.R. Ambedkar

  43. Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. – Plutarch Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. - Plutarch

  44. Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor. – Friedrich Schiller Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor. - Friedrich Schiller

  45. The World is my country…and to do good is my religion. – Thomas Paine The World is my country...and to do good is my religion. - Thomas Paine

  46. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

  47. Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  48. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Tony Robbins The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. - Tony Robbins

  49. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

  50. Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi Be the change that you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

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