30 Insight Quotes

  • Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight. – Thomas Carlyle


  • To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is. – Margaret Bourke-White


  • The best vision is insight. – Malcolm Forbes


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


  • The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  • The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing. – Herodotus


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  • Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn’t quite have.- Diane Abbott


  • Re-investing in one’s own little moments of insight is very important. – Anish Kapoor


  • A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. – Oliver Holmes


  • Self examination is the key to insight, which is the key to wisdom – M. Scott Peck


  • You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow. – Nhat Hanh


  • A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. – Marshall McLuhan


  • We must jump into the unknown to gain new insight. – Nicoletta Baumeister


  • Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. – Leo Rosten


  • What is required is sight and insight and then you might add one more, excite. – Robert Frost


  • Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information. – Peter Ustinov


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  • Insight without action is worthless.- Marie Forleo


  • Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. – Agnes Repplier


  • Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.- Will Rogers

insight quotes

  • Insight is the first condition of Art. – George Henry Lewes


  • Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation. – Bette Davis


  • Insight is not the same as scientific deduction, but even at that it may be more reliable than statistics. – Anthony Standen


  • Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly. – Arthur Erickson


  • Knowing many things doesn’t teach insight. – Heraclitus


  • No one wants to know how clever you are. They don’t want an insight into your mind, thrilling as it might be. They want an insight into their own. – Mark Haddon


  • Meditation is to get insight, to get understanding and compassion, and when you have them, you are compelled to act. – Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Man will become better when you show him what he is like. – Anton Chekhov


  • I have never been bewildered for long in any fight with our enemies, I was Armed with Insight. – Jim Mattis


  • Insight cannot be taken back. You cannot return to the moment you were in before. – Hilary Mantel