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100 Deep Quotes From Famous INTP People

Deep INTP Quotes

With all that introverted thinking they do, it is no wonder why INTP people develop insights that are profound, poignant and deeply thoughtful. The INTP mind transcends the limitations of concrete reality to ponder concepts and potentiations plucked from the ethereal tree of their imagination. Their thinking often starts with one idea and then ramifies into numerous strands of meaningful associations and relationships that appear like a labyrinth of meta-trails beckoning the INTP to explore. Here is a collection of 100 thoughtful quotes from famous INTP people that illustrate the wisdom of this personality type.


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

- Albert Einstein

“Belief [in God] is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.”

- Blaise Pascal

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

- Rene Descartes

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

- Abraham Lincoln

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

- Charles Darwin

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”

- Richard Dawkins


“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”

- John Locke

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”

- Marie Curie

“I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.”

- Milton Friedman


“I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.”

- Larry Page


“Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”

- Abraham Lincoln

“People ask me what my hobbies are in interviews, and I always say biking. But all I bike for is to get to rehearsal more quickly.”

- Jesse Eisenberg

“I’ve never had tastes of people my own age. All of my friends when I was 15 were in their 40s. I’m not actually mature, just very self-conscious around people my own age because I feel like I’m supposed to act the same way they act and I don’t know how.”

- Jesse Eisenberg

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

- Abraham Lincoln

“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.”

- Socrates

“If there’s an intellectual highway, there’s also an intellectual subway.”

- Stanley Crouch

“Judging people you don’t know for things you don’t understand is just really stupid.”

- Ellen Page

“You have to be OK with your own fears. If you’re an honest person, you’ll make mistakes, but that’s when the most interesting things happen.”

- Kristen Stewart

“You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.”

- Ben Stein

“Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.”

- Rene Descartes

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.”

- Adam Smith

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”

- William James

“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.”

- Sergey Brin


“The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.”

- Rene Descartes
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
William James

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”

- Richard Dawkins

“This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.”

- Hannah Arendt

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”

- Thomas Aquinas

“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.”

- Thucydides

“My definition of a decent society is one that first of all takes care of its losers, and protects its weak.”

- John le Carre


“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

- Marie Curie

“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”

- John Locke

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”

- Immanuel Kant

“I learned very early on in life that not everyone wants to hear every fact in the world, even if you want to tell them everything you’ve ever read.”

- Randall Munroe

“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.”

- Charles Darwin

“Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette – the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.”

- John Tyler

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

- Albert Einstein

“The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.”

- Eckhart Tolle

“The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.”

- Herbert Spencer

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

- Harper Lee

“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”

- George Soros

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

- Immanuel Kant

“Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.”

- Blaise Pascal

“Sometimes to do the right thing, you have to break a law. And the key there is in terms of civil disobedience. You have to make sure that what you’re risking, what you’re bringing onto yourself, does not serve as a detriment to anyone else. It doesn’t hurt anybody else.”

- Edward Snowden


“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

- William James

“Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.”

- Adam Smith

“The universe doesn’t owe us condolence or consolation; it doesn’t owe us a nice warm feeling inside.”

- Richard Dawkins

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

- Abraham Lincoln

“Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”

- William James

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

- Hannah Arendt

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

- Albert Einstein

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”

- Thomas Aquinas
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”



“We’re losing our way as a society. If we don’t stand up, if we don’t say what we think those rights should be, and if we don’t protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have them.”

- Edward Snowden

“You have to constantly redefine who you are.”

- M.I.A.

“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.”

- Blaise Pascal

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”

- Albert Einstein

“The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.”

- Thucydides

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

- Harper Lee

“Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.”

- Herbert Spencer


“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

- William James

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”

- Rene Descartes

“An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.”

- John Locke

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

- Abraham Lincoln

“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.”

- Immanuel Kant

“Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.”

- Herbert Spencer

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

- Harper Lee

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

- John Quincy Adams

“I think that as you get older, you learn to live in yourself more securely.”

- Amy Smart

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.”

- Blaise Pascal

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

- Albert Einstein

“It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.”

- Richard Dawkins

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.”

- William James

“The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.”

- Milton Friedman

“In order to preserve the dominion of our own passions, it behooves us to be constantly and strictly on our guard against the influence and infection of the passions of others.”

- John Quincy Adams


“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.”

- Herbert Spencer

“Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.”

- Hannah Arendt

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

- Albert Einstein

“To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”

- Eckhart Tolle

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

- Charles Darwin

“A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.”

- Herbert Spencer

“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.”

- Blaise Pascal

“Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.”

- Herbert Spencer

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

- William James

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

- John Quincy Adams

“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”

- Immanuel Kant

“The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.”

- Rene Descartes

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

- Socrates

“Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.”

- William James

“The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.”

- Charles Darwin


“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

- Blaise Pascal

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

- Albert Einstein

“All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown.”

- William Harvey

“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.”

- Eckhart Tolle

“If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.”

- Immanuel Kant

“You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.”

- Paul Allen

“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.”

- Hannah Arendt

“Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious. “

- Thomas Aquinas

“In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.”

- Rene Descartes

“Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.”

- William James

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