There's a forum in the SP section about ISFP quotes. It inspired me to create a INFP quote forum for the INFP
I'll start ^^D.
I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
L. Frank Baum
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London *hehe i remember on a forum someone described Ne Si as a Club
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719), The Spectator, March 17, 1911
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) hells yes indeed.
Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.
The laws of Manu
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James (1842 - 1910)
I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing.
Alice Koller, An Unknown Woman, 1982
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), in Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1951
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.
Francis J. Braceland, O Magazine, April 2003
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
Man is what he believes.
Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Gerry Spence, 'How to Argue and Win Every Time'
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice in Wonderland hehe *knee slap earner*
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Ralph Hodgson, on ESP
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson (1958 - ), Calvin and Hobbes can't help but think of M.J here .
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), (attributed)
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), Lincoln's Own Stories
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), My Day
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion (1934 - ), "Slouching Towards Bethlehem"
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon (638 BC - 559 BC)
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
Menander (342 BC - 292 BC)
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967), Incidentals (1907)
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?
Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), 'Prejudices: Fourth Series,' 1924
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "A Civil Campaign", 1999
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), in Good Housekeeping
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882).
I see what they mean just my interpretation , don't promote your honor cause that just first of all looks suspicious and phony. Trying to hard etc. Best just live by it and shut your trap, hehe. If your truly a person of honor you shouldn't have to do a "Broadway production" demonstrating such honor.
I'd love to see if any other INFPeeps will contribute quotes they feel represent themselves as INFP's .
*i'd still love to hear if people's have quotes if they feel up to it with the topic change heh...sorry*