Anecdotes. That’s the literary word for short deep quotes. A few words are jotted together to bring out the profound meaning, which stirs people’s minds to ponder over it. Quotes provoke a high sense of appeal from the readers to keep their attention glued to the writer. This applies in speeches too. Here are some of the most famous and underrated short deep quotes to lead an exceptional life.

Since your curiosity has led you to this article to read quotes, you must be a mature person already. The immature ones don’t even read. To read quotes and think philosophically would be the last thing on their to-do list. Now that you are here, take a deep breath in and let out before you start with the quotes, and repeat this every time before you start reading a topic.

1. Short Deep Quotes About Life

Here are some of the short deep quotes to understand the essence of life.

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

A lot of people feel and battle anxiety every day. It is because they are running in the directions that are pointed by others. Doing things advised by others. People want to die sooner because their life isn’t amazing. They long for their childhood. We were happy in our childhood because we did things that we liked. We didn’t let compromises overpower our desires then. As long as you follow your heart, you’ll feel young. Die young.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
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People are so obsessed with destinations and goals, they tend to forget the journey and surroundings around them. It is important to take breaks. Pause for a moment and look at all the life that exists around you. Admire them. Cherish them.

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

Life is about inspiration. Inspiring others to do better and strive for their own definition of success. We’re all here to support each other. We exist at this moment because there are times when we need someone else. So, be kind and do your part in helping others.

“I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the effect they have on others.” Steve Nash

People will remember you for how you treated them, how you cared for them and how comfortable you made them feel. Your achievements are facts that you can be proud of but people value you for the relationship you shared with them.

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”Albert Einstein

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To suffer without complaint is the only thing we have to learn in life” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill

Life keeps moving. It doesn’t stop for anything and anybody. No matter how badly you want to skip time or stop it, you can’t do it. Instead, move on. There isn’t time for regrets. Growth is a natural process and it won’t be a comfortable process. At the end of the process, you are a new person. A more supreme one than before.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” H.Jackson Brown Jr.

You are gonna regret choosing a shitty course at college. But you are going to regret more for not choosing your desired course. Attempt and fail at what you desire rather than skip and regret. When you don’t try something out you are missing the possibility of making it work.

2. Short Deep Quotes About Happiness

Here are some of the short deep quotes to be happy.

“Happiness is amazing. It’s so amazing; it doesn’t matter if it’s yours or not.” Penelope Wilton

Happiness isn’t something that only depends on our moods and happenings. Happiness lies in the smallest of moments. Watching kids play, listening to birds singing, admiring nature and poeple helping each other.

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” Anthony Doerr

Life is full of possibilities. Death is around the corner waiting for the moment. It can choose you anytime soon. You can’t away from it. So, make your moments worthwhile. Turn your possibilities into outcomes. Make things happen. At least you would be happy for trying it out.

“Carpediem – Seize the moment.” Robin Williams

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“Two roads diverged in the wood and I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Robert frost.

The path to happiness is to follow the heart. The journey of following your heart is a lonely one because there isn’t anybody like you. You shall meet people on your journey but your destination is different. Nobody ever truly regretted having followed their heart.

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim

“A paradox: The things you don’t need to live – books, art, cinema, wine, and so on – are the things you need to live.” Matt Haig.

There are certain things that we think don’t have much necessity. But they are the things we actually need. Reading books, watching cinema or drams and learning art. These are things that make us feel alive and help us feel compassionate. Because life is full of passion.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. most people just exist, that’s all” Oscar Wilde.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Knowledge doesn’t age. Whatever you learn will help you at some point in time. Knowledge comes a long way with us. During the journey, enjoy the moments as if it is the last time.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs.

We are getting older with each passing day. Doing things that don’t excite us just to fit in, causes exhaustion. You are a limited edition. Be your true self. If you are to imitate others’ life, you aren’t going to make a difference.

3. Short Deep Quotes About Pain

Here are some of the short deep quotes to overcome hurt.

“The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.” Anita Diamant

Everything has a purpose. Your pain, your failures, your victories, your qualities, and the poeple you meet. You wouldn’t know the purpose at that moment. But time will reveal the meaning. When it does, the whole life seems more meaningful and beautiful.

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” C.S Lewis

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

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” Bob Dylan

Behind the victory of an athlete, there are hours of training in the gym. Behind a successful businessman, there are plenty of failed start-ups. Behind the best book of an author, there are hundreds of rough drafts. Without struggle, nothing beautiful ever becomes.

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

Unsaid words are like parasites. They linger in our hearts and consume all positivity. It also causes overthinking and ends us with a lot of insecurities. Suppressing your emotions is excruciating. Feelings not expressed are just like wounds concealed, they never heal.

4. Short Deep Quotes about Wisdom

Here are some of the short deep quotes to be wise.

“It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” – Leo Tolstoy

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

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As Albert Einstein said, the most brilliant minds in the world aren’t always talented or born with gifts. They are just the most curious human beings. When curiosity meets action, that’s when great people are forged.

“In small matters trust the mind, in large ones, the heart.” Sigmund Freud.

“Stop being afraid of getting older. With age, comes wisdom and confidence.” Robin Williams

We learn most of our time. Life is the biggest learning process. We learn from every situation, every relationship and every crisis. So, don’t fear old age. If you learn the lessons from life, you will be wise enough to face the times you’re to be in.

A word fitly spoken can change a person’s life.” – Louis Howard 

“Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no limits to knowledge. No matter how much you know there’s always something new to learn. You can learn from anyone – a fool, a wise man, anybody superior or inferior.

“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.” Henry David Thoreau

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“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Henry Ford

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” George Sentayana

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

5. Short Inspirational Quotes

Here are some of the short deep quotes to feel motivated.

“Rest at the end, not in the middle.” Kobe Bryant

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When you’ve stepped into the battlefield, there’s no returning back. You either win or lose but do not turn back to give up. You didn’t come this far to lose. What better does it do when you’ve come this far, so close to your destination and you want to quit?

“The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” Mark Twain

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” William Faulkner

You don’t win until you start. You don’t learn until you seek. The first step is the hardest one. Don’t let the fear of what you might lose overweigh the possibility of what you might achieve. If you don’t have the courage to face the improbable, your vision of success is never possible.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” Tony Robbins

“Without COMMITMENT, you’ll never START. Without CONSISTENCY, you’ll never FINISH.” Denzel Washington

You don’t start something so easily. It takes a lot of curiosity and passion to start something. Once you begin, you should never stop. That’s the mindset you need to infuse. You’ve got to keep working even when no one supports you. Keep hustling. Keep grinding.

“If the people really set their minds on anything it is impossible to prevent their getting what they want.” Henry Ford

“There’s no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.” Robin Williams

“The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.”Matty Mullens

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Comparison is an illusion. You find yourself better than someone at something. Later, you find that person hasn’t given their best shot. You might be best at a certain thin but you failed on the most important day due to personal reasons. This doesn’t mean you aren’t better than others. You should work to beat yourself. You are your biggest competitor.

“Not everyone who started with you will finish with you. Be willing to go without them if you have to.” Tony Gaskins

“You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.” Oprah Winfrey

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Inn

Courage is greatly influenced by perception. It is your approach to a problem that defines the difficulty. A positive mindset makes the target achievable whereas a negative mindset convinces itself that success is impossible.

Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Grey.

“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”Joshua J. Marine

6. Short Deep Quotes About Friendship

Here are some of the short deep quotes to value friendship.

“Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely.” Hanya Yanagihara.

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“Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.” Oscar Wilde

Friendship seems a common relationship. It is, yet it is also so special. The world feels a better place only because of friends. Losing a friend is so hurtful that it takes a toll on our life. It leaves a forever mark in your hearts.

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

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“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.” Oscar Wilde

The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Oscar Wilde

“Friendship is just love that has yet to sprout wings and take flight.” Kristen Reed

Any relationship that is rooted from friendship goes a long way. Because friends don’t change you. They help you become better. They accept us for all our flaws and insecurities. No commitment. No expectations. They are just there around the corner all the time wishing you the best. It is one of the most amazing things to turn friendship into love.

7. Short Deep Quotes About Love

Here are some of the short deep quotes to understand the value of love.

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” Mitch Albom

Receiving love is as important as spreading love. When you receive love from people, you give them the opportunity to be helpful and feel good.

“Love each other or perish.” Mitch Albom

We are here for love. No matter how broken or cheated someone has been, people still crave love. If love breaks us, it is also the same thing that brings our pieces together. If we don’t love each other, and show kindness then we don’t belong here. Our existence at this center of the universe doesn’t serve a meaning.

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

“You can tell easily the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” Bill Anderson

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When we are in love, we feel that nobody can love us except the person we love. It isn’t true. Sometimes, the person whom we love doesn’t love us back. People crave love so much that they settle for emotions disguised as love. As long as we spread love, we also deserve love.

8. Short Deep Quotes About Death

Here are some of the short deep quotes to accept death.

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” Haruki Murakami

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People consider death as the end. A conclusion. A destination. But it is not. Death is just an entity in the circle of life. We aren’t sure of what happens next. Where do we go? But life doesn’t end after death. Poets say there’s a vast field where we would forever keep running. There are many theories and beliefs that show death is just the beginning of another new journey.

“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano

“Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.” Laura Greenwood

Traditions are just people’s ways of doing certain things in the past. People followed them for generations. Some traditions had a purpose while some couldn’t serve the evolving world. Following those traditions these days, are just a burden and causes inconvenience.

“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” Laurie Halse Anderson

“Believe me, when you die, it’s everybody else’s but your problem.” – Cecelia Ahern

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

It is better to appreciate people for who they are rather than point out their insecurities. Let people be who they want to become and support them.

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Mitch Albom

“To die is to be human, and anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable.” Fred Rogers

9. Short Deep Quotes about Hope

Here are some of the short deep quotes to be hopeful.

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” Thomas Carlyle

Hope is the most beautiful thing. It has the ability to help us believe in betterment even when our whole life is in complete chaos. As long as there’s life in you, be hopeful.

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams

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It’s the possibility of a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho

Dreams are a way of showing us that we can always have better lives. It is hope which provides the possibility of making that dream come true.

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. Short Deep Quotes About Time

Here are some of the short deep quotes to value time.

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

You won’t understand the value of time until you closely observe it. Fools think they have enough time. There is enough time to waste but there is only less time to be productive. When you work on your goals, you will understand that.

“The only reason for time is, so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss

You would’ve wondered about this question when you completed your school. The day you wrote the final exams for your graduation. Time is closely related to our emotions. Make your moments count and the time worth it. Because you will not get this hour of this day of this year again.

“Flowers may bloom again but the person never has the chance to be young again. So, don’t waste your time.” Chinese proverb

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“Time is what we want most but what we use worst.” William Penn

11. Short Deep Quotes by Late Robin Williams

Robin Williams is an actor and stand-up comedian. He’s popularly known for his movies – Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, World’s Greatest Dad, and many other popular films. He had been a great lover of the arts. His exceptional wisdom shared in his movies still lingers in the souls of people.

Here are some of the quotes by Robin Williams.

“The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will be your verse?”

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

“Words and ideas can change the world.”

“Make your life spectacular. I know, I did.”

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“The longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it all.”

“You don’t know about real loss because it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself.”

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“You are only given a little spark of madness. You lose it, you are nothing.”

“Good people end up in Hell because they can’t forgive themselves.”

Thank you for reading this article. Hope you read some new quotes and found them insightful. Type your favorite short deep quotes in the comments.

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