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420 Deep Meaningful Quotes About Life, Love & Family

Looking for the best deep, meaningful quotes? You’ve come to the right place. Here is our collection of meaningful quotes, meaningful sayings, and meaningful proverbs that will help to give you an even greater sense of the meaning of life and love.

Meaningful Sayings and Meaningful Quotes


“Set your life on fire and look for people who will fan your flames.”


“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” – Epicurus


“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” – C.R. Strahan


“If you’re not willing to be a fool, then you can’t be a master.” – Jordan Peterson


“If you measure your life simply by what you own, then your heart will never be truly full.”


“Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.” – William Penn


“Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.” – Robert Greene


“Shine as if the whole universe belongs to you.”


“Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other, and it takes time to know each other.” – Bell Hooks


“The only people who are successful have also failed plenty of times.”


“You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back.” – Beverly Rubik


“Hope is an anchor for the soul. It keeps us from drifting away.”


“You are only as free as you think you are, and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.” – Robert M. Drake


“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde


“A happy soul is the best shield that you can have in this cruel world of ours.”


“Everyone is gifted with something special, but most people never even open their package.”


“If you are trying to figure out which road to pick, choose the road that will purify you.”


“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi


“You will only be able to cross the ocean if you dare to lose sight of the shore.”


“The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one.”


“Money cannot buy us happiness. Even the richest man can be surrounded by all of his material possessions and still feel incredibly alone.”


“Life is simply the art of dying.”


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Some people fear the fire, while other people become it.”


“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.”


“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“The people who have a voice must speak for the ones out there who are voiceless.”


“Instead of hating yourself for everything that you are not, try to love yourself for everything that you are.”


“Failure is not the opposite of success; it is a part of success.”


“Recovery begins with embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others. We do this by joining a group and talking about our pain.” – John Bradshaw


“Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest, and it opens up your heart, and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman


“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” – Plato


“Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like.” – Dave Ramsey


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran


“Trust is like an eraser in that it will get smaller and smaller after each mistake that is made.”


“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde


“Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired.”


“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent Van Gogh


“You will not be enough, or you will be too much for some people. It just means that those are not your people.”


“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain


“If you are living out of a sense of obligation, you are a slave.” – Dr Wayne Dyer


“Life is what you make of it, so do the best with what you have. It all begins with a positive attitude.”


“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates


“They say: before you start a war, you better know what you’re fighting for.”


“If you want to see the world change, then you are going to have to be the one to make that change. Nobody will know the dreams and visions that you have in mind quite like you.”


“Love is the morning to the heart covered with an endless night. Love is the sunrise and sunset, a brand new beginning for the lonely heart. Love is the pulse, the heartbeat, the wave that keeps on flowing.” – Unknown


“If you want to know what someone is afraid of losing, then pay attention to what they take photos of.”


“The best way to get anything done is to begin simply.”


“If you realised how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim


“A true test of character isn’t how you are on your best days but how you act on your worst days.”


“You might want someone else to save you, or might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really, not from yourself.” – Ava Dellaira


“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.” – Dan Millman


“Love is a garden where you keep sowing seeds, and then one day you reap exactly what you have sown. It could be one flower at a time or a thorn at a time. Sow wisely.” – John Crows


“We only live once, but once is just enough if we manage to do it right.”


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist.” – Oscar Wilde


“Instead of raising your voice, improve your arguments first.”


“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran


“When you are about to embark on a new adventure, do not seek out advice from someone who has never left home.”


“Whatever it is that you are looking for, it is seeking you out too.”


“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticises you, keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle


“Love the people that God gave to you because he will need them back one day.”


“Learn from yesterday, live for today. Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein


“People who do not believe in magic will never be able to find it.”


“If you want to heal, then you have to make peace with your broken pieces.”


“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”


“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero


“You only get to live life once, and it is the only life that you will ever get. So you better make the most of it.”


“Live life without regrets and you will have lived a life that was worth all of the bumps in the road.”


“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee


“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.” – John Lennon


“If you love someone tell them. Because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken.”


“Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn it’s back on you.”- Jennifer Donnelly


“The best way out of anything is through it.”


“Optimism is the faith that will leave you to your achievements.”


“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to have a long life merely.” – Bryant H. McGill


“Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.” – Andrew Shue


“If the road that you are on is clear, then you are probably on somebody else’s road.”


“If my absence does not affect your life, then my presence has no meaning in your life either.”


“A lion should not worry about the opinions of sheep.”


“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner


“The children are our future,’ which is true, but they said that when I was a child. Then I grew up. I was like ‘here I am!’ They were like, ‘Now it’s the other kids.’ …I know a Ponzi scheme when I see one…” – Norm MacDonald


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein


“Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” – Martin Heidegger


“Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.”


“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” – Edward Abbey


“Today me will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.” – Cookie Monster


“Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It means they learned it by reading.” – Unknown


“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy


“Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you had.”


“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” – Albert Camus


“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum


“Love is the act of looking deep into someone’s eyes and seeing their heart.”


“Family is not just an important thing. It is everything.”


“Never in my life have I learned anything from someone who agreed with me on everything.”


“You can’t go home again” – isn’t necessarily that places change but people do.


“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


“I find that a duck’s opinion of me is very much influenced over whether or not I have bread.” – Mitch Hedberg


“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting because then it counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali


“Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.” – Gianna Carini


“At the end of the day, no one will save us but ourselves.”


“Faith is about seeing the light with your heart when your eyes are seeing darkness.”


“I walk in the darkness so that others may see the light!”


“We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee


“People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion . . . ” – Robert Keith Leavitt


“Sometimes, what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.”


“Do not be afraid of dying. Instead, you should be afraid of living without having anything to die for.”


“Be wise today if you want to avoid crying tomorrow.”


“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” – Bertrand Russell


“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo


“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata


“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris


“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” – Hunter S. Thompson


“Sleep will not help you if it is your soul that is tired.”


“Instead of raising your voice, try raising your words instead.”


“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov


“If you wait until you are 100% ready for something, then you will be waiting for the rest of your life.”


“There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour


“The real meaning of life is to give life meaning.”


“Every one of us is an innkeeper who has to decide if we have room for Jesus.”


“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” – William E. Gladstone


“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” – Joe Paterno


“When you speak your truth, you are setting yourself free.”


“A meaningful silence is far better than a bunch of meaningless words.”


“You decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.” – Annie Lennox


“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” – Jonathan Swift


“Some things scratch at the heart, while other things can strike at the soul.”


“There will be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Always pick being respected. That love without respect was always fleeting. But that respect could grow into real, lasting love.”


“Faith does not necessarily make things easy for us, but it does make things possible.”


“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticise me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward


“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” – Carl Jung


“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” – C.S. Lewis


“Some of the most toxic people can come disguised as family.”


“This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” – Dennis Rodman


“People who take the sun-lit world of the senses to be good and real are living pitifully in a den of evil and ignorance.” – Socrates


“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama


“Pain is what the world inflicts upon us. Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“The true test of character is not how you act on your best days, but how you act on your worst days.”


“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


“The only type of currency that we truly have is time.”


“The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle


“If you give God your weakness, then God will give you his strength.”


“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes; I am out of control and at times, hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe


“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin


“I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.” – Michelle Willams


“Faith is the bridge to all of your dreams. You have to be brave enough to cross that bridge.”


“A reasonable will adapt to the world, while someone unreasonable will try to make the world adapt to him.”


“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is that we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”- Stephen Furtick


“Faith is a matter of closing your eyes and opening your heart.”


“We worry about tomorrow as if it has already been promised to us.”


“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong


“Faith is like taking the first step in the dark when you do not know the whole staircase.”


“It is not the length of the life, but the depth of it that counts.”


“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins


“The greatest pleasure in life is to go ahead and do what people say you cannot do. Go ahead and prove them wrong.”


“Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something significant.” – Martin Yan


“Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.” – Adrian Corday


“When you are feeling lonely, remember that there is a whole universe inside of you.”


“Sometime, when you least expect it, you’ll realise that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again! And that will make you smile.” – Homer Simpson


“He who is untrue to his cause cannot command the respect of others.” – Albert Einstein


“As you grieve a loss, remember that everything comes back in another form.”


“People can handle the truth. But it is the consequence of the truth that scares us.”


“When you are unsure of something, flip a coin. When the coin is in the air, you will know which outcome you were hoping for.”


“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther


“One day, you will wake up, and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. DO IT NOW.” – Paulo Coelho


“If you want a wound to heal, then you will need to stop touching it.”


“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” – Ann Hood


“Sleep does not help you much if it is your soul that is tired.”


“Life is difficult. Not just for other ALS patients or me. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.” – Steve Gleason


“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.” – C. S. Lewis


“I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it.” – Tori Amos


“Look for the thing you notice, but no one else notices.” – Rick Rubin


“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”


“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam


“Do not worry about going back to yesterday, for you were a different person then.”


“Where there is hope, there is faith. And when there is faith, miracles can happen.”


“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anais Nin


“What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colourful.” – Joshua Foer


“Do not be afraid to fail. Be afraid of never having the courage even to try.”


“Allow the love in your life to be stronger than the demons that you have to fight.”


“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins


“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen


“You need to have the darkness to see that the stars are shining brightly.”


“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis


“What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make an effort toward caring about it.” -Nokwethemba Nkosi


“No man is living that can not do more than he thinks he can.” – Henry Ford


“I might be quiet. But it is only because I have so much on my mind.”


“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” – William Wordsworth


“You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.”


“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin


“If you want to find deeper meaning in life, then try to collect moments instead of things.”


“Life will go on whether or not you choose to move on.”


“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates


“Could I have been anyone other than me?”- Dave Matthews


“The days seem long, but the years seem short.”


“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight to conquer it.” – Alexandre Dumas


“If you feed your faith, then your fears will starve.”


“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso


“Instead of asking why this keeps happening to you, ask yourself why you allow it to happen. Demand better for yourself.”


“With every accomplishment, you first have to decide to try.”


“God’s true language is silence. Everything else is just a poor translation.”

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