Deep Quotes: Reflections on Life, Love, and the Mystery of Existence

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Martin Dejnicki

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Deep quotes offer a window into the profound depths of human experience, encapsulating wisdom and insights that can transform our perspective on life and ourselves. They challenge us to think, feel, and see beyond the surface.
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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

The only journey is the one within.

The depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success.

Please understand, you are not a drop in the ocean, but the entire ocean in a drop.

Wisdom begins in wonder, and at the end of wonder lies understanding.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

He who understands everything does not understand himself.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.

Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many people who know you, but very few who understand you.

To understand everything is to forgive everything.

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

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.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!

He who is contented is rich.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.'

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

What is to give light must endure burning.

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.

Sometimes what you're most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

What you seek is seeking you.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

It is not the answers that enlighten, but the question.

Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.

Depth of character comes from the ability to face adversities over and over without defeat.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.

He who knows others is clever; he who knows himself has discernment.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

This above all: to thine own self be true.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

The more I see, the less I know for sure.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living In better conditions.

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

To love at all is to be vulnerable.

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.

Everything is a gift of the universe—even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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