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Short Deep Quotes to Make You Think

We have gathered all the best short deep quotes here including short deep quotes about life, deep short love quotes, short quotes with deep meaning, 4 word short deep quotes, deep short inspirational quotes, positive short deep quotes, deep life is too short quotes, deep short quotes about happiness, deep short quotes about friendship, short deep sad quotes, and deep captions.

We have also combined some of our favorite deep short quotes with pics of our favorite life moments.

If you like quotes that are short check out our list of the Best Short Quotes. Then head to our list of Deep Captions.

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Short Deep Quotes

Here are our favorite short deep quotes.

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

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

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

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

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” — Elvis Presley

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

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

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“Don’t use yesterday’s state of mind, to make today’s decision.”― C. Nzingha Smith

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – William Faulkner

“We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”– William G.T. Shedd

Lake waves with short deep quotes by William G.T. Shedd

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe

“No one has ever found themselves without being a little lost.” ―Sai Pradeep

“A man is but what he knows.” – Sir Francis Bacon

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.” —Bill McCartney

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Short Deep Quotes About Life

Check out these short meaningful deep life quotes and pick your favorite short deep quotes about life now. You might also like our list of Short Quotes About Life.

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Challenges are what make life interesting.” – Joshua Marine

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

People on beach with short deep quotes about life by C.S. Lewis

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

“Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“What matters most in life is often invisible.” — Duane Elgin

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Kierkegaard

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”— Confucius

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” — Muhammad Ali

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” – Lillian Dickson

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey

“In the circle of life there is no top, no corner, and no straight lines.” – Mike Dolan

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” — Corazon Aquino

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” – Oscar Wilde

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ―Albert Einstein

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump

“Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage.” – Woody Allen

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault

Deep Short Love Quotes

We love these romantic deep short love quotes and so will you. Scroll through and choose your favorite deep short love quotes. You might also like our list of Short Love Quotes.

“If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” – Rumi

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

“The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” — Khalil Gibran

“Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” ―Charles Bukowski

“Love is a verb. Love — the feeling — is a fruit of love, the verb.” — Stephen Covey

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation.” – Tyga

“Love is not love until love’s vulnerable.” – Theodore Roethke

Trees reflected in lake and deep short love quotes by Theodore Roethke

“We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.” – Ovid

“You call it madness, but I call it love.” – Don Byas

“Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” – Andre Breton

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” – Natalie Cole

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

Short Quotes with Deep Meaning

Here are some short quotes with deep meaning.

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

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

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

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

“If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” – Toni Morrison

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well.” – Neil Strauss

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ― Cesare Pavese

someone watching sunset with short quotes with deep meanings by Cesare Pavese

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” – Voltaire

“The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them.” – Stephen King

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

“Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.” —Gordon B. Hinckley

“Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.” — Arthur Rimbaud

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

4 Word Short Deep Quotes

Check out these 4 word short deep quotes for when you are looking for very short deep quotes.

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates

“What’s done is done.” – William Shakespeare

“You are your choices.” – Seneca

Lake and mountains with 4 word deep quotes by Seneca

“And still I rise.” – Maya Angelou

“Don’t worry, Be Happy.” – Bobby McFerrin

“Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman

“Nothing endures but change.” – Heraclitus

“Courage doesn’t always roar.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Live and let live.” – Yiddish Proverb

“No guts no glory.” – General Frederick Corbin Blesse

Deep Short Inspirational Quotes

If you like these deep short inspirational quotes check out our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.

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

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

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

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” –Rosa Parks

Sunrise with deep short inspirational quotes by Rosa Parks

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

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

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

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.”― Oscar Wilde

“Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time”, is like saying, “I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu

“You shouldn’t have to settle for rabbits if what you want is deer.” – Daniel Quinn

“Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.” — Mario Fernandez

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.” – Oscar Wilde

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

“Today I do what others won’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don’t.” – Jerry Rice

“Not until we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ―William James

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

“To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” —Og Mandino

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” — Mary Oliver

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

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

Positive Short Deep Quotes

If you like these positive short deep quotes check out our list of Short Positive Quotes.

“Your way of thinking affects your life very deeply. Think positive and be positive.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

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

“The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.” – William Shatner

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” — Jackson Brown Jr.

Person at lake with positive short deep quotes by Jackson Brown Jr.

“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.” – Alexandre Dumas

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” ― Brennan Manning

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” — Confucius

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”– C.S. Lewis

“Be like the flower that gives fragrance even to the hand that crushes it.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Nelson Mandela

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert Schuller

“If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” —Lee Strasberg

“The average men consume. The wise create.” — Maxime Lagacé

Deep Simple Short Quotes

Here are some deep simple short quotes.

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

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

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

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

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” – Victor Hugo

“Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.” – Rumi

“Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.” ― Sun Tzu

“Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.”― Mohammed Ali Bapir

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” — Aesop

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” —Erol Ozan

Sunset with deep simple short quotes by Erol Ozan

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Seneca

“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”― Malala Yousafzai

“Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.” – Anonymous

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ―Confucius

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori proverb

“Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary.” —Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

“What you deeply need is not stuff, comfort or beauty, it’s meaning.” — Maxime Lagacé

Deep Life is Too Short Quotes

Our list of deep life is too short quotes from our list of Short Quotes About Life.

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” —Kate Winslet

“Life is short it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise

“Life is way too short to continue thinking you’re not worthy or good enough.” – Kevin Ngo

“Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” – Orhan Pamuk

Person hiking with ddep life is too short quotes by Orhan Pamuk

“Life is too short and happiness is too rare.” – A.R.Lucas

“Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.” – Kimora Lee Simmons

“Life is too short for long term grudges.” – Elon Musk

“Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.” – Dr. Suess

Deep Short Quotes About Happiness

Our favorite deep short quotes about happiness from our list of Short Happy Quotes.

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

“Happiness is within.” – Martin Yan

“For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.” — Unknown

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” – Goldie Hawn

“The truly wise and happy are never rushed.” – Maxime Lagacé

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heartbeat.” – Jasmin Morin

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Deep Short Quotes About Friendship

Check out these deep short quotes about friendship. Check out our list of Short Friendship Quotes.

“Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?” – Abraham Lincoln

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.” – Elie Wiesel

Ocean with deep short quotes about friendship by Elie Wiesel

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.”―Elie Wiesel

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” – Chelsea Handler

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith

Short Deep Sad Quotes

You might be looking for short deep quotes about pain. If so, this list of short deep sad quotes from our list of Deep Sad Quotes is for you.

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

“Too sad to cry so she smiled.” – r.h.sin

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.” – William S. Burroughs

“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.” – Pierre Corneille

“When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world.” – Mac Miller

“It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.” – Willie Nelson

“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” – Mattie Stepanek

Person on beach with short deep sad quotes by Mattie Stepanek

“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” – Mark Twain

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno

“Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.” – Christina Rossetti

“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” – Bob Marley

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

“Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.” – Joshua Wisenbaker

Deep Captions

Here are our favorite deep captions.

People always change after being hurt

Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness

Home is not a place; it’s a feeling

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world

Live for the moments you can’t put into words

Be yourself; everyone else is taken

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear

Snowy mountains with deep captions

If an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!

Life is better when you’re laughing

Every day is a second chance

Make mistakes; it’s better than faking perfection

We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in

If your life got harder, Congratulations! You just leveled up

So that’s our list. We hope you found the deep short quote you were looking for.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed a short and deep quote that should be added.

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