The 13 Most Inspirational Quotes by Famous INFJs

A woman is inspired by quotes from famous INFJs

The INFJ may be the rarest personality type, making up only 1-2 percent of the population, but many famous INFJ people have made a huge impact on the world. Through their gentle leadership and passion, INFJs are making the world a better place. Want proof? Here are 13 amazing quotes that sum up the INFJ personality.

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Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes by Famous INFJs*

1. J. K. Rowling

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.”

2. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

3. Eleanor Roosevelt

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”

4. Mahatma Ghandi

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

5. Plato

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

6. J.K. Rowling

“Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

7. Nelson Mandela

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

8. Florence Nightingale

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”

9. Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”

10. Jimmy Carter

“It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.”

11. Nelson Mandela

“People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.”

12. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

13. Mahatma Ghandi

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

*Note: All of these individuals have been typed as INFJ by multiple sources, but only J.K. Rowling is self-confirmed.

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