21 of the World’s Most Powerful Quotes Updated For Today

Aram Rasa Taghavi
Jan 8, 2018 · 6 min read

Words of wisdom from the world’s wisest thinkers are timeless, though the world continues to change every day.

1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

“Live for what’s worth dying for, and leverage technology to create the world you wish to see.”

Tapping into genius is simple in theory yet hard in practice. It comes from mastering the one activity you love most .”

“Experiments are necessary for the experiences that create growth and new opportunities.”

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4. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne

“FOMO creates suffering, yet those who suffer, have FOMO.”

“Love is necessary for a healthy life. We think to live a healthy life, just like food and water. I practice daily by loving everyone around me.”

“Love has been mistaken for possession and attachment. Become loving, so you can love all.”

“Life is really simple, but social media has made it complicated.”

“How you think determines how you handle stress, and thus how healthy you are. So it’s really all that matters.”

“Don’t search for what you’re passionate about, serve others to make yourself passionate.”

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10. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

“My spirituality and faith has taught me to embrace the things I can’t change, and turn them into opportunities. Meditation and prayer have given me the wisdom and awareness I’ll need.”

“Remaining present every moment is the most important habit to perform my best and be happiest.”

“Embrace obstacles to build the resilience required to live a purpose driven life.”

“Happiness isn’t something that’s achieved, it’s a skill that’s cultivated and practiced daily. It’s mastery comes from serving others.”

“I now understand that focusing on the past or future mindlessly is a waste of time. All that matters is how well I’m able to experience what I’m doing now.”

“Reaction is ego, so I try not to do it. Responding mindfully is the only way to communicate.”

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16. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — Sigmund Freud”

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, try removing social media for a month.”

“Challenges are what get me into a state of flow, and flow makes life worth living, so I look forward to them.”

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18. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“How deep I’m able to experience my experiences are all that matters to grow and therefore be happy.”

“Life is more exciting when things are uncertain. Uncertainty teaches resilience, and resilience gives me the awareness I need to become my best self.”

“My wealth is not measured in how much time I have to do what I want, rather, how much meaning I’m able to derive from the time I have.”

“Life is generally meaningless beyond the choice we have to assign how meaningful it can be. I don’t fear death because I know this and therefore am able to live with peace of mind.”

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