Profound Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old profound quotes, profound sayings, and profound proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Profound subject matter can be encompassed in small space - for proof, look at any sonnet by Shakespeare!     

Cynthia Ozick

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.     


The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.     

Niels Bohr

The most profound statements are often said in silence.     

Lynn Johnston

Profound thinkers either become astute lovers or rebellious spirit.     

Ramana Pemmaraju

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.     

Michel de Montaigne

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.     

Vaclav Havel

Profound changes in ones life do not always come from sledgehammer. They can just easily come from a whisper.     

Mr. H

All profound truths startle you in the first announcement.     

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial.     

Benjamin Disraeli

A profound conviction raises a man above the feeling of ridicule.     

John Stuart Mill

Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.     

Sigmund Freud

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.     

Carolina Herrera

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.     

Luc De Clapiers

You cannot learn a lesson of profound forgiveness unless you understand what it is to be wounded and forgive that which has wounded you.     

Ben Kingsley

Profound optimism is always on the side of the tortured.     

Andre Gide

The most profound things are inexpressible.     

Jenny Holzer

The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.     

Gianna Perada

Good sense is at the bottom of everything: virtue, genius, wit, talent and taste.     

J.J. de Chenier

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.     

Charles Bukowski

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.     

Lee Iacocca

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.      

Edward R. Murrow