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100 Short Deep Quotes to Make You Think

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We have gathered all the best short deep quotes here including deep short inspirational quotes and deep captions.

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

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Our Favorite 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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

Deep Short Inspirational Quotes

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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