I haven’t done a post like this before so I am excited to dive right in.
Here are 30 thoughtful, inspiring, meaningful and beautiful quotes. Quotes to help strengthen the relationship you have with yourself and inspire you to live life on your terms.
Ever since the early days of sending out my gentle mid-week newsletter I’ve included some mindful words from others.
These words usually come in the form of thoughtful quotes that are also inspiring and beautiful.
They encourage me to keep going and so I include them at the end of my weekly email in the hope they will support others on their self-love journey.
So I hope you also find comfort in these words and they inspire you in some way.
Table of Contents
- 30 thoughtful quotes to strengthen the relationship you have with yourself
- Final thoughts
30 thoughtful quotes to strengthen the relationship you have with yourself
From words by Brené Brown and Gandhi to Taylor Swift and Joan Didion. I have included thoughtful quotes from writers, authors, poets, Ancient Stoics and highly influential people.
I encourage you to bookmark this page so you can refer back to it whenever you need a little motivation to follow your dreams and live the life that you want to live.
Thoughtful quotes by poets
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E Cummings
“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi
“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi
“The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source you are looking for.” – Joseph Campbell
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
“Happiness can only ever come from one place – your thinking.” – Andy Cope
“I swear I see what is better than to tell the best, It is always to leave the best untold.” – Walt Whitman
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
Thoughtful quotes by writers and authors
“Learning to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes can help ease the pressure off performing and allow us to become more positive about our lives. It is vital to remember that life is essentially an adventure and that all of us are on the path of self-discovery.” – Derick Howell
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
“Life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s rebel against a hectic lifestyle and slow down to enjoy life.” – Leo Babauta
“Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a night; oaks require decades. A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries.” – William George Jordan
“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” – Joan Didion
“We are not idealised wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. As we were, as we are no longer, as we will one day not be at all.” – Joan Didion
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata
“Let people have their opinions. More than that – let people be in love with their opinions, just as you and I are in love with ours. But never delude yourself into believing that you require someone else’s blessing (or even their comprehension) in order to make your own creative work. And always remember that people’s judgements about you are none of your business.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. I now see that cultivating a wholehearted life is not like trying to reach a destination. It’s like walking toward a star in the sky. We never really arrive, but certainly know that we’re heading in the right direction.” – Brené Brown
Thoughtful quotes by the Ancient Stoics
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters – don’t wish to seem knowledgeable. And if some regard you as important, distrust yourself.” – Epictetus
“In your actions, don’t procrastinate, in your conversations, don’t confuse, in your thoughts, don’t wander, in your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.” – Marcus Aurelius
Thoughtful quotes by musicians
“Slow down you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time.” – Billy Joel
“There is no career path that comes free of negativity. If you are met with resistance, that probably means you’re doing something new. If you’re experiencing turbulence or pressure, that probably means you’re rising.” – Taylor Swift
“Live as if you would die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.” – Gandi
“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” – Tony Robbins
“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards, they try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young
“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“Life becomes more meaningful when you realise the simple fact that you’ll never get the same moment twice.” – Unknown
“Do what makes you happy. Be with those who make you smile. And laugh as much as you breathe.” – Unknown
I’m sure I will continue to update this blog post as I find new thoughtful quotes to inspire you and me.
I encourage you to bookmark this page and refer back to it whenever you need to.
You might just stumble across a few new quotes that will help strengthen your journey to self-discovery.
Until next week,
♡ Thalia xx