50 Quotes That Every INFJ Will Instantly Relate To

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1. “Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

–Bertrand Russell


2. “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.”

–Anais Nin


3. “Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood.”

–Mary Rakow


4. “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”

–Swedish Proverb


5. “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

–Carl Jung


6. “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

–David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


8. “Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.”

–Miyamoto Musashi


9. “There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”

–Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


10. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

–Lao Tzu


11. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

–Anais Nin


12. “I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.”

–Baruch Spinoza


13. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

–Maya Angelou


14. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

–Rumi


15. “The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.”

–William James


16. “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, shorter tempers, wider freeways but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less,we buy more more, but we enjoy less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. More degrees, but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts, but more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. Multiplied our possesions, reduced our values. Talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to our life not life to our years. We’ve been to the moon and back, but cant cross the street to meet a new neighbor. Conquered outer space but not innerspace. we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. Plan more, accomplish less. Learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast food, slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.”

–Dr. Bob Moorehead


17. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

–Martin Luther King


18. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

–John Lennon


19. “The way sadness works is one of the strangest riddles of the world.”

–Lemony Snicket


20. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

–Mahatma Ghandi


21. “People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.”

–Nelson Mandela


22. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

–Rumi


23. “I am half agony, half hope.”

–Jane Austen


24. “Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavour ought to be to set off that spark in one another.”

–Kenny Ausubel


25. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

–Martin Luther King, Jr.


26. “It is a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”

–Naguib Manfouz


27. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

–Rumi


28. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

–Albert Ellis


29. “We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.”

–Martha Grimes


30. “What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation. Its success will be measured by the nature of his vision and what he has done to equip himself and how well he has performed along the line of its development.”

–Joseph M Dodge


31. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

–Rumi


32. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

–Charles R. Swindoll


33. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you must impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

–Woodrow Wilson


34. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

–William Shakespeare


35. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”

–Barack Obama


36. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

–Steve Jobs


37. “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

–Rumi


38. “Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson


39. “No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.”

–Ravi Zacharias


40. “Just because you don’t understand doesn’t mean it isn’t so.”

–Lemony Snicket


41. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

–Rumi


42. “The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.”

–Marya Mannes


43. “I often feel like I want to think something but I can’t find the language that coincides with the thoughts, so it remains felt, not thought. Sometimes I feel like I’m thinking in Swedish without knowing Swedish.”

–Peter Cameron


44. “To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

–e.e. cummings


45. “The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present.”

–Epicurus


46. “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.”

–Lemony Snicket


47. “Romanticism is the expression of man’s urge to rise above reason and common sense, just as rationalism is the expression of his urge to rise above theology and emotion.”

–Charles Yost


48. “Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.”

–John Beecher


49. “I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”

–Lemony Snicket


50. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

–Mahatma Ghandi

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This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

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  • http://thecsweet.wordpress.com The C-Sweet

    You had me at “3 passions”….what an amazing collection — I think it’s all about the F thought because I’m an ENT/FJ

  • http://herandhem.wordpress.com herandhem

    Great work compiling all of these amazing quotes!

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