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Here is a list of my all time favourite quotes, some philosophical, some inspirational, and some just downright hilarious...


“He who does not know what the world is, does not know where he is.”

Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor / philosopher)


“We’re merely highly evolved apes, clinging to a rock that’s falling through space, and the rock itself is dying.”


Frankie Boyle (comedian)


“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away, and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”


Douglas Adams (writer)


“Only in America could a poor black boy turn into a rich white woman

(on Michael Jackson).”




“There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”

Richard Dawkins (biologist)



“The universe is just there, and that’s all.”


Bertrand Russell (philosopher)



“I don't quite understand life, but then no one else understands it either.”


Bobby Sidhu



“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”


Albert Einstein (physicist)


“If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”


Albert Einstein (physicist)


“Science doesn’t make it impossible to believe in god, it just makes it possible not to believe in god.”


Steven Weinberg (physicist)



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


Mahatma Gandhi (philosopher)



“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would truly astound ourselves.”


Thomas Edison (inventor)



“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”


Alfred D'Souza (bishop)



“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”


Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor / philosopher)



“Two possibilities exist. Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”


Arthur C. Clark (author)



“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”


Douglas Adams (writer)


“Visiting space aliens, upon seeing humans oppress (or kill) one another over who they worship, who they sleep with, what side of an arbitrary line they’re born on, or how absorptive their skin is to sunlight, would surely race home & report no sign of intelligent life on Earth.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)


“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”


Bob Marley (singer)



“We’re all trying to make money, to buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like!”


Fight Club (movie)


“Don’t worry about (or fear) things that are out of your control.”


Stoic Philosophy



“There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”


Epictetus (philosopher)


“If we were to become aware of the struggles in life we are yet to face, we would be terrified.”


Bobby Sidhu


“Knowledge is power.”

Francis Bacon (philosopher)


“Most people sleepwalk through life, never asking themselves what they’re doing or why they’re doing it. They absorb the values and beliefs of their parents, or their culture, and accept them unquestioningly. But if they happen to absorb wrong beliefs, it will make them sick.”


Socrates (philosopher)


“Look at it this way, in 100 years who’s going to care?”


The Terminator (film)



“Science is what you know, Philosophy is what you don’t know.”


Bertrand Russell (philosopher)


“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”


Epicurus (philosopher)


“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”


Mahatama Gandhi (philosopher)


“Humans are probably the only creatures who know that they will die. They know for certain and yet they keep going. A resilient spirit and a need to survive does not make for cowardice.”


Sonia Rumzi (author)



“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.”


Randy Pausch (professor)


“One cannot step twice in the same river.”


Heraclitus (philosopher)



“There are ten times more stars in the night sky than grains of sands in the world’s deserts and beaches.”


Brian Cox (physicist)



“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”


Seneca the Younger (philosopher)


“Time moves inexorably in one direction. Time cannot be stopped. In a physical sense, the past and the future don’t exist. We are only conscience in the present. This is why we should live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment”.




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


Mae West (actress)


“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”




“The best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer someone else up.”


Mark Twain (American writer)


“Make the most of the best and the least of the worse.”




“I know that I know nothing.”


Socrates (philosopher)


“The unexamined life is not worth living."


Socrates (philosopher)


“It is because of our capacity for pain and pleasure, and the interdependence of our relationships, that we are bound by morals requirements at all."

David Hume (philosopher)


“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence."

David Hume (philosopher)


“Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself."

Jean-Paul Sartre (philosopher)


“Fate is for those who find it."

Bobby Sidhu


“Religion comes from the period of history where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge."

Christopher Hitchens (journalist)


“A wise man speaks when he has something to say; a fool speaks because he has to say something."

Plato (philosopher)


“That anything should exist at all does seem to me a matter for the deepest awe." 

Jack Smart (philosopher)


“If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying." 

Bruce Lee (martial artist)


“What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? Why does a universe go to all the bother of existing?"


Stephen Hawking (physicist)



“A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

Duke Ellington (composer)

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