135 Insight Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of insight quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about self insight.

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The Most Famous Insight Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The best vision is insight. — Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Insight, untested and unsupported, is an uncertain guarantee of the truth. — Bertrand Russell

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Reflective thinking turns experience into insight. — John C. Maxwell

Insight doesn't happen often on the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within. — Eudora Welty

If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge. — Zhuangzi

Knowledge is the rediscovering of our own insight. — Plato

Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new. — Bertrand Russell

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have. — Diane Abbott

Insight must precede application. — Max Planck

Short Insight Quotes

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  • Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. — Will Smith
  • He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. — Aristotle
  • Shut your eyes and see. — James Joyce
  • Life is relationships; the rest is just details. — Gary Smalley
  • The greatest ideas are the simplest. — William Golding
  • Always desire to learn something useful — Sophocles
  • You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. — Bob Dylan
  • The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude. — Robert H. Schuller
  • Stubbornness destroys good advice. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Top 10 Insight Quotes

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Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him — Ali ibn Abi Talib

If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. — Will Smith

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults. — Melanie Klein

Obedience to God's will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight. It is not willingness to know, but willingness to DO (obey) God's will that brings certainty. — Eric Liddell

You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. — Ansel Adams

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. — Aristotle

Shut your eyes and see. — James Joyce

The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness, and 'consciousness' cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and 'will' cannot evolve involuntarily. — G. I. Gurdjieff

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Life is relationships; the rest is just details. — Gary Smalley

It isn't more light we need, it isn't more truth, and it isn't more scientific data. It is more Christ, more courage, more spiritual insight to act on the light we have. — Benjamin E. Mays

Insight Image Quotes

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Insight quote by Gary Smalley

Life is relationships; the rest is just details. — Gary Smalley

Insight quote by William Golding

The greatest ideas are the simplest. — William Golding

Insight quote by Sophocles

Always desire to learn something useful — Sophocles

Insight quote All, everything that I understand, I understand only because
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Insight quote by Bob Dylan

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. — Bob Dylan

Insight quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib

Stubbornness destroys good advice. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Insight quote by Edgar Allan Poe

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. — Edgar Allan Poe

Insight quote Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is un
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.
Insight quote by Baruch Spinoza

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness. — Baruch Spinoza

Insight quote by James C. Collins

Great vision without great people is irrelevant. — James C. Collins

Insight quote An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to chall
An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge status-quo.

Love Insight Quotes

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Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love. — M. Scott Peck

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more. — David Steindl-Rast

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from. — Seth Godin

Insight quote Consumer insights based on strategy and market planning is critical for success
Consumer insights based on strategy and market planning is critical for success in highly competitive market.

Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. — Deepak Chopra

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. — Corita Kent

Finding out what particular insights mean to people in other traditions enables us not only to respect but to love the wisdom of other religions. — Thomas Keating

Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience. — Carl Jung

The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it's a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers -- of persistence, concentration, and insight -- to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply. — Susan Cain

I love being coached. I get angry when I'm not coached. I ask a lot of questions and certainly appreciate any insight and feedback. I think if you ever stop listening to coaching or stop asking questions, you probably need to be doing something else. — Peyton Manning

Self Insight Quotes

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We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it. — Earl Nightingale

Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education. — Thomas Carlyle

First begin between selves, set a definite time, at each at that time put down what the other is doing. Do this 20 days. You shall find you have the key to telepathy. — Edgar Cayce

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

As a mathematician, von Neumann was quick, brilliant, efficient, and enormously broad in scientific interests beyond mathematics itself. He knew his technical abilities; his virtuosity in following complicated reasoning and his insights were supreme; yet he lacked absolute self confidence. — Stanislaw Ulam

We become compassionate not from altruism which denies the self for the sake of the other, but from the insight that sees and feels one is the other. — Huston Smith

Gaining insight into one's underlying motives, it seems, is more like a belief conversion than a self-discovery process — Albert Bandura

It [MDMA] takes away the feelings of self-hatred and condemnation, which are the biggest obstacles to insight... For reasons we don't understand, MDMA allows people to do this, typically in one [psychotherapeutic] session. — Ann Shulgin

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. — Oprah Winfrey

Inward spiritual practices such as meditation, breathing techniques and self-analysis generate insights and enhance abilities, but none are so useful as learning to live harmoniously in a committed relationship, being a skillful parent, or juggling the demands of daily life. — Dan Millman

Business Insight Quotes

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You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I'll build the business right back again. — Henry Ford

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies. — Lawrence Bossidy

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late. — James Goldsmith

The future you see is the future you get. — Robert G. Allen

Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time. — Henry Ford

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life. — Warren Buffett

You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills. — Jim Rohn

The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash-flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage. — Charlie Munger

I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will. — Warren Buffett

Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, 'what is the most valuable use of my time right now?' — Brian Tracy

Data Insight Quotes

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Using statistical models to predict life expectancy isn't a definitive forecast. It's a statistical proxy based on risk factors and population data, providing insights but not individual certainties. — Gary Brecka

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight. — Carly Fiorina

Many doctors are drawn to this profession (psychology) because they have an innate deficiency of insight into the motives, feelings and thoughts of others, a deficiency they hope to remedy by ingesting masses of data. — William S. Burroughs

I'm pretty active anyway, but I'm also competitive.I used my Fitbit as an example of the innate power of data to turn information into insights and actions. — Michael Dell

If you are looking at data over and over you better be taking away valuable insight every time. If you are constantly looking at data that isn't leading to strategic action stop wasting your time and look for more Actionable Analytics. — Thomas Carlyle

The creative folks intuitively design what's best for the user, while data folks provide great insights. The true unicorns are those who can go end-to-end designing, building, measuring, analyzing, and iterating with a combination of user intuition and deep analytics. — Matthew Humphreys

People don't want the raw data, but instead want marketers to decipher the tech speak for them and present the valuable insights. — Jim Sterne

We are surrounded by data, but starved for insights. — Jay Baer

I believe that the data will set you free. At the end of the day, it’s about how do you turn those pieces of information into insights that will improve business. — Steven Rice

If the area were on or near the U.S. continental shelf, such data could well provide an enemy with strategically invaluable insights into undersea access routes that could be used to attack some of the millions of Americans who live on or near our coasts. — Frank Gaffney

Philosophical Insight Quotes

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After all, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. — Matthew Walker

When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it. — Socrates

While we are postponing, life speeds by. — Seneca

Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not. — Stephen Vizinczey

In his essay, ‘Perpetual Peace,’ the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, argued that perpetual peace would eventually come to the world in one of two ways, by human insight or by conflicts and catastrophes of a magnitude that left humanity no other choice. We are at such a juncture. — Henry A. Kissinger

Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers. — Deepak Chopra

For the classics philosophical insight was the product of a life of leisure; for me a life of leisure is the product of philosophical insight. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The only debatable issue, it seems to me, is whether it is more ridiculous to turn to experts in social theory for general well-confirmed propositions, or to the specialists in the great religions and philosophical systems for insights into fundamental human values. — Noam Chomsky

Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity. — Daniel Dennett

A philosopher knows that in reality he knows very little. That is why he constantly strives to achieve true insight. Socrates was one of these rare people. He knew that he knew nothing about life and about the world. And now comes the important part: it troubled him that he knew so little. — Jostein Gaarder

Insightful Quotes

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Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow- witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. — Leo Tolstoy

The saying "He who teaches others, teaches himself" is very true, not only because constant repetition impresses a fact indelibly on the mind, but because the process of teaching itself gives deeper insight into the subject taught. — John Amos Comenius

It's never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, you need to help them grind anew set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way. — John Seely Brown

When your back is against the wall, there is only one thing to do, and that is turn around and fight. — John Major

Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame. — Thomas Jefferson

It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theater. Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality. — Bertolt Brecht

It's possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring—with immense, even startling power. — Raymond Carver

Operating superficially, the mind is random in its activity and stale in its insights and images. However, with practice and experience the mind is freed from the skull, and the fresh and new can appear as though for the first time. It — Matsuo Basho

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. — Thomas Wolfe

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Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. Others have called this deepest quality confidence, and I have referred to trust as the earliest positive psychosocial attitude, but if life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. — Erik Erikson

From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, it disappears, it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again, I seize it, I embrace it with delight... I multiply it by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony. — Ludwig van Beethoven

Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

One of my great pleasures from the study of investing, finance, and economics is the discovery of insights about people and society. — Edward O. Thorp

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. — Richard DeVos

If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense... — Beatrix Potter

A person’s use of pronouns offers deep insights into his or her relative authority. If you’re hearing a lot of 'I,' 'me,' and 'my,' the real power to decide probably lies elsewhere. — Chris Voss

There's an anointing the Spirit of God brings into your life; and that anointing gives you insight into the things of God. It opens the mind of God to you and unveils the riches of His glory to you. God said, "I will no longer hide my face from them," because of the outpouring of His Spirit, Hallelujah! — Chris Oyakhilome

"I used to think the world was broken down by tribes," I said. "By black and white. By Indian and white. But I know that isn't true. The world is only broken into two tribes: The people who are assholes and the people who are not." — Sherman Alexie

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