101 INTJ Quotes About Life You Will Relate To

Who doesn’t enjoy reading quotes you can instantly relate to?

I surely do.

In fact, I had so much fun researching quotes that reflect what we INTJs think and do.

In this article, I’ll share with you some of the best INTJ quotes ever uttered.

Let’s dive straight in.

101 Quotes Every INTJ Will Relate To

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Straight to the point – here are some of the coolest quotes that reflect the INTJ personality type.

  1. “You’re good. Get better. Stop asking for things.” – Don Draper, Mad Men
  2. “Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic.” – Cheryl Strayed
  3. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
  4. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha
  5. “Astonishment is the only realistic emotion.” – Celia Green
  6. “People don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee
  8. “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.” – Mark Twain
  9. “From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.” – Sigmund Freud
  10. “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth.” – Leo Tolstoy
  11. “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” – Jodi Picoult
  12. “There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.” – Hermann Hesse
  13. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
  14. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  15. “If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.” – Neil Degrasse Tyson
  16. “Success has been defined as the ability to go from failure to failure, without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  17. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn
  18. “Maturity is not a matter of age, it comes with understanding.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
  19. “Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly.” – Dhirubhai Ambani
  20. “No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.” – Jordan Belfort
  21. “Be alone, that is the secret of invention. Be alone, that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla
  22. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” – Isaac Newton
  23. “Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.” – Will Durant
  24. “Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see, and few can feel. Everyone sees what you appear to be, but few really know what you are.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
  25. “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Pascal
  26. “I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.” – Bob Newhart
  27. “Consider every thought you have as a suggestion, not an order. Right now, my mind is suggesting that I feel tired. It is suggesting that I give up. It is suggesting that I take an easier path. If I pause for a moment, however, I can discover new suggestions. My mind is also suggesting that I will feel very good about accomplishing this work once it is done. It is suggesting that I will respect the identity I am building when I stick to the schedule. It is suggesting that I have the ability to finish this task, even when I don’t feel like it. Remember, none of these suggestions are orders. They are merely options. I have the power to choose which option I follow.”- James Clear
  28. “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  29. “Thinking is difficult, that is why most people judge.” – Carl Jung
  30. “The real problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while stupid people are full of confidence.” – Charles Bukowski
  31. “I don’t care that they stole my ideas… I care that they don’t have any of their own.” – Nikola Tesla
  32. “It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.” – Thomas Sowell
  33. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
  34. “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” – Socrates
  35. “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.” – Al Capone
  36. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinion, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” – Oscar Wilde
  37. “Now, if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger, the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired… You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  38. “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill
  39. “I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.” – Ernest Hemingway
  40. “If the truth shall kill them, let them die.” – Emmanuel Kant
  41. “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  42. Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week.” – Elon Musk
  43. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain
  44. “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who do not have it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  45. “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” – Isaac Asimov
  46. “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” – Yoda
  47. I make friends with very few people, but I highly value them.” – Karl Marx
  48. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe.” – Stephen Hawking
  49. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
  50. “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare
  51. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  52. “Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” – Carl Jung
  53. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
  54. “Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” – William Shakespeare
  55. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen King
  56. “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison
  57. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
  58. “Two things are infinite, the universe and mankind’s stupidity.” – Albert Einstein
  59. “If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance” – Marcus Aurelius
  60. “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” – Victor J. Stenger
  61. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan
  62. “I have reasonable expectations based on evidence, I have trust that has been earned, I will grant trust tentatively. I don’t have faith, faith is the excuse people give for believing something when they don’t have evidence.” – Matt Dillahunty
  63. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell
  64. “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
  65. “Whenever I think of something but can’t think of what it was I was thinking of, I can’t stop thinking until I think I’m thinking of it again. I think I think too much.” – Criss Jami
  66. “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  67. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley
  68. “Without judgment, what would we do? We would be forced to look at ourselves emerged in the lost time, assuming what may be. Without judgment, perception would increase a million times.” – Chuck Schuldiner
  69. “Sometimes I get so excited by the infinite possibilities of the future that I forget I’m building them here in the present.” – Wayne Lin
  70. “Intuitions are not to be ignored. They represent data processed too fast for the conscious mind to comprehend.” – Sherlock Holmes
  71. “Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming
  72. “Plan and prepare for every possibility, and you will never act. It is nobler to have courage as we stumble into half the things we fear than to analyze every possible obstacle and begin nothing. Great things are achieved by embracing great dangers.” – Xerxes
  73. “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan
  74. “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  75. “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”- Nikola Tesla
  76. “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.” – Margaret Thatcher
  77. “That which is asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens
  78. “Don’t you hate that? Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable? That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the f**k up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.” – Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction
  79. “Being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” – Albus Dumbledore, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
  80. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
  81. “I find television very educational. As soon as anyone turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.” – Groucho Marx
  82. “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
  83. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato
  84. “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
  85. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low-self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – William Gibson
  86. “If I didn’t believe my thoughts were superior to and truer than the thoughts of people who disagree with me, then I would think something else.” – Thomas Ligotti
  87. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius
  88. “A man of knowledge is free. He has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived.” – Carlos Castaneda
  89. “Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn’t it?” – Hannibal Lecter
  90. “Throughout history, every mystery ever solved has turned out to be… not magic.” – Tim Minchin
  91. “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.” – Robert Heinlein
  92. “If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
  93. “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.” – Dennis Wholey
  94. “Your best judgment isn’t good enough. Next time, use mine.” – House M.D.
  95. “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge, you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  96. “Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.” – Voltaire
  97. “With practice, INTJs become skilled at nodding and making responsive noises at appropriate times,
  98. while internally wondering whether dolphins have language or thinking about how Star Wars breaks the laws of physics.” – Anna Moss
  99. “Don’t be fooled by my quiet exterior. It hides a wild mind and passionate heart.” – John Mark Gree
  100. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  101. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”- Stephen Hawking
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To Sum Things Up

So there you have it – a list of the best INTJ quotes you can instantly relate to. 

I’m pretty sure you can imagine yourself using some of these in real-life situations. I surely can.

So, which one is your favorite?

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