Inspirational Quotes & Positive Life Messages

25 Great Quotes from Famous Intellectuals, Philosophers & Scientists - Part 1

25 Inspirational Quotes from Bertrand Russell, Victor Hugo, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Isaac Newton, Kahlil Gibran, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Niccolo Machiavelli, Soren Kierkegaard, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

    ~ Aristotle
  • To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

    ~ Aristotle
  • Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  • All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Compassion is the basis of morality.

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

    ~ Bertrand Russell
  • Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.

    ~ David Hume
  • I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.

    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

    ~ Heraclitus
  • We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.

    ~ Immanuel Kant
  • Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

    ~ Isaac Newton
  • What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.

    ~ Isaac Newton
  • If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

    ~ Isaac Newton
  • If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

    ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran
  • The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

    ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

    ~ Plato
  • Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

    ~ Sigmund Freud
  • Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

    ~ Socrates
  • I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

    ~ Socrates
  • The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

    ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  • There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

    ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  • Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

    ~ Voltaire