50 Quotes Every INTJ Will Instantly Relate To


1. “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

–Jiddu Krishnamurti

2. “No random actions, none not based on underlying principles.”

–Marcus Aurelius

3. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

–Jim Rohn

4. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

–Stephen Hawking

5. “Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.”

–Bertrand Russel

6. “Consider every thought you have as a suggestion, not an order. Right now, my mind is suggesting that I feel tired. It is suggesting that I give up. It is suggesting that I take an easier path. If I pause for a moment, however, I can discover new suggestions. My mind is also suggesting that I will feel very good about accomplishing this work once it is done. It is suggesting that I will respect the identity I am building when I stick to the schedule. It is suggesting that I have the ability to finish this task, even when I don’t feel like. Remember, none of these suggestions are orders. They are merely options. I have the power to choose which option I follow.”

–James Clear

7. “Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.”

–John Muir

8. “I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.”

–Ernest Hemingway

9. “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”

–A. A. Milne

10. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

–Jorge Luis Borges

11. “Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventions, prejudices, and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”

–Albert Einstein

12. “Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired… You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.”

–George S. Patton Jr.

13. “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.”


14. “The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.”

–Jiddu Krishnamurti

15. “It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”

–Jiddu Krishnamurti

16. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


17. “In times of difficulty, when trouble sets in and situations turn for the worse at home or school or with one’s work, how easy it is to transfer this blame to another, to parents, teachers, society, or God, instead of facing the problem as one’s very own and overcoming it. Each individual is his own witness, his own responsibility in both good times and bad. The individual must first answer to himself.”

–Doshin So

18. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

–Bertrand Russell

19. “If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.”

–Neil Degrasse Tyson

20. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

21. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe.”

–Stephen Hawking

22. “No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”

–Isaac Asimov

23. “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”

–Fred Rogers

24. “When you come to realize, that the way you feel is a product only of what you choose to give your attention to, then you begin to realize that under any and all conditions, you can feel good. You also begin to realize that as you control the way you feel, you control the way you are flowing energy. And as you control the way you are flowing energy, you literally align the circumstances and events that create your experience.”

–Abraham Hicks

25. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

–Lao Tzu

26. “Maturity is not a matter of age, it comes with understanding.”

–Jiddu Krishnamurti

27. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

–Siddhartha Gautama

28. “A criticism from a different standpoint which does not truly understand what it is criticizing cannot be said to be a true criticism.”

–Nishida Kitarō

29. “Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”

–Josh Billings

30. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

–Frank Herbert

31. “Don’t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see.”

–Douglas Adams

32. “If you can’t explain it simply , you don’t understand it well enough.”

–Albert Einstein

33. “At the back of our brains, so to speak, there is a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder.”

–G.K. Chesterton

34. “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

–Isaac Asimov

35. “Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”

–Will Durant

36. “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”

–Susan Cain

37. “The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”

–Nikola Tesla

38. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them”

–Albert Einstein

39. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

–Mark Twain

40. “I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.”

–Dau Voire

41. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

–Isaac Newton

42. “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

–C. S. Lewis

43. Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.”

–Susan Cain

44. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”

–E. E. Cummings

45. “I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.”

–Bob Newhart

46. “We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.”

–Alan Watts

47. “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

–Daniel Patrick Moynihan

48. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.”

–Horace Walpole

50. “Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”

–Alan Watts

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