The Best Controversial Quotes About Life, Society & All

Explore the best philosophical and controversial quotes about life, society, politics, happiness, book, education and religion.

Controversial Quotes About Life

“People who always want to be at convenient places won’t make a change at controversial places.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

One must shy away from questionable undertakings, even when they bear a high-sounding name.

Albert Einstein

The world has always been uncertain. This is the nature of the world.

Pierre Nanterme

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

George W. Bush

When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.

Bill Gates

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.

Erma Bombeck

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop

We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi

Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. ~Edward Albee

Controversial Quotes About Society

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault

Controversial disputes are a part of democratic culture. _Angela Merkel

If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible. ~Ram Dass

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~Navajo proverb

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Controversial Quotes About Happiness

Gazing at the stars will not save you from the abyss at your feet. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer

Just as the old, looking back, idealize the past, so the young, looking forward, idealize the future. Illusion is the stuff of memory — and is at the heart of hope. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake

We must remember that nothing in this world really belongs to us. At best, we are merely borrowers. ~Christopher Isherwood

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson

Controversial Quotes About Religion

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. ~Baba Ram Dass

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. ~John L. McClenahan

Controversial Quotes About Education

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop. ~Lewis Carroll

t is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. _John Stuart Gill

When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist proverb

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ~John Burroughs

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Controversial Quotes About Politics

Ninety-eight per cent of the things that come out of my mouth are intended to be harmless or even charming. They’re not ever intended to be offensive or controversial.

Megan Fox

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Author unknown

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. ~André Gide

There’s more to the truth than just the facts. ~Author unknown

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn’t controversial, that means he never stood for anything. _Richard M. Nixon

Symbols have a trick of stealing the show away from the thing they stand for. ~Henry Stanley Haskins,

Philosophical Quotes

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn

Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us — but not suckle us. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Louis Bergson

Don’t miss the donut by looking through the hole. ~Author unknown

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. ~Heraclitus

Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. ~Antonio Porchia,

Controversial Book Quotes

I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.

Flannery O’Connor

I’m not a lawyer, but I do know this: we need to protect our ability to tell controversial stories.

Robert Redford

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work — that goes on, it adds up. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams