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sayings of famous thinkers

The words of famous thinkers can affect us somehow, whether in our daily life or our private life, sometimes when we feel stuck. In such cases, a person may seek a motto that he can consider as their new goal. So, in this article, we have included quotes from people who have left their mark in different parts of the world and have created words that we will think about very intensely. Happy reading!

1) Montesquieu (1689-1755)

Montesquieu quotes from famous thinkers

“To prevent an abuse of power, a regulation that a power limits the power is required.”

“I have never had grief that a quarter-hour reading could not relieve.”

“People are born equal, but they can’t keep it up to the end.”

2) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Oscar Wilde

“After all, everyone kills the one they love. Some do it with a stern look, others with a smiling word, a cowardly kiss, a brave man with a sword.”

“Young people want to be loyal but are not. Old people want to be disloyal but can’t be”

“The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

3) Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Albert Camus

“Truth is mysterious, slippery, and always wants to be surrounded. Freedom is dangerous; The more exciting it is, the harder it is to live together.”

“Life is the sum of all our choices.”

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to be so free that your existence is a rebellion.”

4) Plato (428/7 BC or 424/423 BC)


“To plant righteousness in a man’s soul is as improbable as to give sight to a man born blind.”

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy in life is when adults are afraid of the light.”

“Don’t judge anyone by the stories others tell.”

5) Cemil Meriç (1916-1987)

Cemil Meriç

“At nations that do not value, a value does not grow, and nations that do not cultivate a value do not have value.”

“Wherever you go, the light you will find will be as bright as the light of your mind.”

“Every century, a few people think, and others think they think.”

6) Voltaire (1694-1778)


“Things that a person seemingly thinks that they choose a number of things freely are actually choices that they make without realizing that they are forced by their experiences in life.”

“Every human is guilty of all the good they have not done.”

“What is tolerance? Tolerance is part of humanity. We all have faults and shortcomings; Let us mutually forgive each other’s mistakes and shortcomings, because tolerance is the first law of nature.”

7) Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Lev Tolstoy

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.”

“We can only know that we know nothing. And that is the highest level of human wisdom.”

“Joy is only possible when people look at their lives as service. They can experience true joy when they serve a purpose outside of their own and personal hours.”

8) Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC)


“I can’t teach anyone anything, I can only make them think.”

“If you think education is expensive, calculate the price of ignorance.”

“The lives of people who live an unexamined life are not in their hands or in their control. Their control comes from outside.”

9) Ibn Sina (980-1037)

The words of famous thinkers of Ibn Sina

“The most useful of tools is the pen. A bottle of ink is better than a bar of gold.”

” Man’s soul is like a lamp, science is his light, and divine wisdom is like the lamp’s oil. If it burns and shines, then you are called “alive”. “

” He has a spiritual imagination. This power can create diseases, as well as eliminate existing ailments. The body is obliged to obey the commands of the spiritual imagination.”

10) Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Words of famous thinkers by Francis Bacon

” A person cannot always be a hero, but they can always be a person. “

” Cunning men find it pointless to read, simple people admire, and wise people take advantage of what they read. “

” The beauty of aging manifests itself in four things; wood that has been left to burn, wine that has been aged to drink, old friends to trust, and old writers to read are the best. “

11) René Descartes (1596-1650)

René Descartes quotes from famous thinkers

” It takes a firm determination to fulfill everything reason advises, without passion. In my opinion, virtue is the soundness of this decision. “

” To find out what people really think, pay attention to what they do, not what they say. “

“One thing is certain. Doubting the veracity of something. To doubt is to think. To think is to exist. So there is no doubt that I exist. I think, therefore, I am. “

12) Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207-1273)

Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî mevlana celaleddini rumi

” There is a space beyond our ideas about wrong and right. I’ll meet you there. When the soul decays into the grass, you will see that the world does not need your right-wrong ideas. “

“Your soul is a dragon. Don’t think he’s dead, he falls asleep. He sleeps because he does not have the opportunity to worry. When you’re done with your trouble, leave immediately. Dexterity; It is to keep the soul asleep when it is carefree.”

“The brotherhood of dogs is until they throw a bone between them.”

13) Dalai Lama (1935-)

Dalai Lama

“It is impossible to stay ahead of time. When we make a mistake, we cannot turn back time and start over. All we can do is use the present tense well.

“If there is a solution to a problem, if the things that can be done are still not finished, then there is no need to worry. If there is no solution, there is no use in worrying. So, worrying is of no use under any circumstances.”

“World peace must begin with inner peace. Peace does not just mean the absence of violence. Peace, to me, is the manifestation of human compassion.”

14) Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Karl Marx ünlü düşünürlerin sözleri

“It is not their consciousness that determines the material conditions of people’s life, these material conditions determine their consciousness.”

“If you love without arousing love in return, that is, if your love as love does not create mutual love; If by your expression as a loving person you cannot make yourself a loved one, your love is powerless, it is a misfortune.”

“The less you are, the less magnificently you have built your life, the more you are, and the greater your glorious life.”

15) Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who fights monsters must be careful so that he does not turn into a monster himself. When you stare into a bottomless pit, the bottomless pit also looks at you.”

“Those who are on the verge of losing life know it better.”

“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”

16) Georg Wilhelm Hegel (1770-1831)

Georg Wilhelm Hegel

“You know our most loyal friend is our shadow, but do not forget that; He too waits for the sunny weather to be a companion .”

“It is meaningless to distinguish between God, man and matter. The universal substance is the soul, which is pure consciousness. The person who has crossed the steps of thought eventually returns to himself. He discovers that he is the true soul. In fact, man is God; God is also human.”

“The lesson we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.”

17) Farabi (870 AD – 950 AD)

Farabi ünlü düşünürlerin sözleri

“First of all, it is necessary to know the truth. If the truth is known, the wrong is also known, but if it is known wrong first, the truth cannot be known.”

“The person who knows that an action is moral but does not act in accordance with it is superior to the person who acts morally without knowing that the action is moral.”

“They asked Farabi what should be done to those who talk. He said that those who talk long should listen briefly.”

18) Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Bertrand Russell

“Unfortunately, in a very large part of the world, power and reason cannot come together.”

“Everyone knows it’s dangerous to argue with a madman who thinks he’s the King of England; but since he is alone, he can be dealt with. When a whole nation is caught in a delusion, their anger when their arguments are challenged is the same as that of a single madman; but the only thing that will bring that nation to its senses is war.”

“The first thing the average educator tries to destroy in a young person is imagination. Imagination is lawless, undisciplined, individual, and cannot be classified as true or false. With all this in mind, imagination is of no use to the teacher, especially when competition requires tight order.”

19) Gottheld Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781)

Gottheld Ephraim Lessing

“The lighthearted poet of a jolly pub song, a little love song is a greater genius than the soulless writer of a long epic.”

“True benevolent people do not encounter ingratitude in return for the good they do, and I would like to believe that for the sake of humanity, they never will. But those who do good with small calculations and selfish intentions deserve to find ingratitude instead of appreciation.”

“The biggest problem of our age; The wise are always in doubt, while the foolish are arrogantly confident.”

20) Ozdemir Asaf (1923-1981)

Özdemir Asaf

Words of Famous Thinkers

“Loneliness can not be shared; If it was shared, there would be no loneliness.”

“She’ll wait for you until she dies, Stupid. I won’t die waiting for you if I wait.”

“If one has time, one has to wait for everything to come. If you have everything; doomed to wait for time to pass.”

21) Jack London (1876-1916)

Jack London ünlü düşünürlerin sözleri

“The mind had nothing to do with love. It made no difference whether the woman he loved reasoned right or wrong. Love was on your mind.”

“Man is the only animal that mistreats his female.”

“Instead of being one of those who have nothing to destroy; I’d rather do something and be one of those with a lot to destroy.”

22) Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Hermann Hesse

Words of Famous Thinkers

“Remember, my dear friend, that the world of images is mortal, mortal, infinitely mortal also is our clothes, our hair, our body itself.”

“There are few, like stars, they move in a certain orbit, no wind can reach them, they carry within themselves their own laws and the path they will follow.”

“Everyone’s soul is his own. No one can confuse his soul with another soul. Two people can meet, talk to each other, be together; but their souls are like flowers, each rooted in its own place, neither can reach the other; if it wants to reach it, it has to be uprooted. It can’t do that either. Flowers.” They scatter their scent and seeds around, because they want to reach each other, but the flower cannot do anything for a seed to reach the place where it should be placed, it is the work of the wind, it comes, blows, goes, however it wants, wherever it wants.”

23) Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963)

Nazım Hikmet ünlü düşünürlerin sözleri

“Do you think the one who comes after the one who goes will find the one who goes?”

“There is no shadow on the land of great humanity, a lantern on its street, glass in its window, but great humanity has hope, it is not possible to live without hope.”

“Who knows; maybe the hero of your tale has gone to become the extras of another story. Is it worth it to go, it wouldn’t be worth it if it wasn’t.”

24) Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer

“All truth goes through three stages. They are ridiculed first; then they are fiercely opposed; and finally, their accuracy is declared to be very obvious.”

“Every day is a little life; Every awakening is a little birth, every morning a little youth, and every sleep is a little death.”

“When we look at things we don’t have, we’re like, ‘What would it be like if it were mine?’ We tend to think, and that’s how we feel the absence. Instead, we often had to think about what we had: ‘What would happen if I lost this?’

25) Shams-i Tabriz (1185-1248)

Şems-i Tebrizi

Words of Famous Thinkers

“O human, even though you are as high as Mount Qaf, you are small enough to fit in your shroud. Remember, you will be as sad as you are.”

“Patience is not just standing still, it’s being forward-thinking. What is patience? It is looking at the thorn and imagining the rose, looking at the night and imagining the day.”

“If there is an eternal reward, mortal troubles beyond are reserved for those who do not know. The believer knows that the end of longing is reunion, the end of sadness is smile.

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