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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.

1.  Albert Einstein

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

2. Blaise Pascal

“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.”

3. Rene Descartes

“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.”

4. Abraham Lincoln

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

5. Charles Darwin

“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.”

6. Richard Dawkins

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

7. John Locke

“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.”

8. Marie Curie

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

9. Milton Friedman

“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.”

10. Larry Page

“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.”

11. Abraham Lincoln

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

12. Jesse Eisenberg

“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.”

13. 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.”

14. Abraham Lincoln

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

15. Socrates

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

16. Stanley Crouch

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

17. Ellen Page

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

18. Kristen Stewart

“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.”

19. Ben Stein

“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.”

20. Rene Descartes

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

21. Adam Smith

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

22. William James

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”

23. Sergey Brin

“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.” [/ads-quote-center]

24. Rene Descartes

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

25. William James

‘The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

26. Richard Dawkins

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

27. Hannah Arendt

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

28. Thomas Aquinas

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

29. Thucydides

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

30. John le Carre

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

31. Marie Curie

“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.”

32. John Locke

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

33. Immanuel Kant

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

34. Randall Munroe

“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.”

35. Charles Darwin

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

36. John Tyler

“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.”

37. Albert Einstein

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

38. Eckhart Tolle

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

39. Herbert Spencer

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

40. Harper Lee

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

41. George Soros

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

42. Immanuel Kant

“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.”

43. Blaise Pascal

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

44. Edward Snowden

“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.”

45. William James

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

46. Adam Smith

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

47. Richard Dawkins

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

48. Abraham Lincoln

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

49. William James

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

50. Hannah Arendt

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

51. Albert Einstein

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

52. Thomas Aquinas

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

53. Socrates

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”

54. Edward Snowden

“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.”

55. M.I.A.

“You have to constantly redefine who you are.”

56. Blaise Pascal

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

57. Albert Einstein

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

58. Thucydides

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

59. Harper Lee

“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.”

60. Herbert Spencer

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

61. William James

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

62. Rene Descartes

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

63. John Locke

“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.”

64. Abraham Lincoln

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

65. Immanuel Kant

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

66. Herbert Spencer

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

67. Harper Lee

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

68. John Quincy Adams

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

69. Amy Smart

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

70. Blaise Pascal

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

71. Albert Einstein

“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.”

72. Richard Dawkins

“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.”

73. William James

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

74. Milton Friedman

“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.”

75. John Quincy Adams

“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.”

76. Herbert Spencer

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

77. Hannah Arendt

“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.”

78. Albert Einstein

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

79. Eckhart Tolle

“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.”

80. Charles Darwin

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

81. Herbert Spencer

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

82. Blaise Pascal

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

83. Herbert Spencer

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

84. William James

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

85. John Quincy Adams

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

86. Immanuel Kant

“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.”

87. Rene Descartes

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

88. Socrates

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

89. William James

“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.”

90. Charles Darwin

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

91. Blaise Pascal

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

92. Albert Einstein

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

93. William Harvey

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

94. Eckhart Tolle

“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.”

95. Immanuel Kant

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

96. Paul Allen

“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.”

97. Hannah Arendt

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

98. Thomas Aquinas

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

99. Rene Descartes

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

100. William James

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

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