Life can be a bumpy road.
Pastor Charles R. Swindoll once said that life is 10% action and 90% reaction. That’s always hit home for me because when you think about it, life really is all about perception.
Life can be tough, so you’ve got to be careful what you feed your mind and soul.
Daily inspiration and motivation can come from a lot of places, but what better place to look than to the words from some of the world’s most famous philosophers?
In this digital age, we’re saturated with social media posts galore. Whether they’re about getting over your ex, motivating yourself to get in the gym, motivating yourself to pursue your passions, separating your fake friends from your real ones, we see hundreds of quotes, memes and tweets each day, telling us each how to live our best life.
How can we know which pieces of advice are any good, and which we should probably just ignore?
In my opinion, a good place to start is by taking inspiration from people who devoted their lives to studying and understanding the human condition — philosophers.
After all, some people believe that the quotes we see, read and hear on a regular basis may subconsciously affect the way we perceive our lives.
To help you find some much needed inspiration, we rounded up 50 of the best philosophical life quotes from famous philosophers.
We hope you find them as inspiring, motivating and hopeful as we do.
1. Never let someone tell you you’re loving too hard.
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” — Bertrand Russell
2. Being in control makes the average person happier.
“Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
3. Instead of always indulging in your desires, you need limits on those desires to be truly happy.
“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” — John Stuart Mill
4. Appreciating the simpler things is a quicker route to happiness.
“The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates
5. Good things typically come from positivity.
“The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at …