115+ Famous INFJ Quotes

The Best INFJ Quotes 

Here are some of the best INFJ quotes:

  • 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.
  • Some failure in life is inevitable.
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

The secrets of an INFJ personality

Officially known as the INFJ personality (introverted, intuitive, emotional, critical), this is one of the 16 personality types according to the MBTI assessment.

As diplomats, they have an innate sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the fact that they are very practical, not dreamy, but people who act knowingly to carry out their plans and to ensure a positive and sustainable course of life.

People with this personality are extremely organized, complex and creative.

Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga and Morgan Freeman, but also Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King are among the celebrities who rarely have this type of personality.

Individuals with INFJ-type personalities are very open and sociable, and when they have discussions, they prefer to use expressive language, emotional and as human as possible, to the detriment of demonstrations based entirely on logic and argumentation. 

The friends of those with INFJ personality could consider them as extroverts, but they will realize quite quickly that they need to spend some time alone, to recover their energy and for recreation.

The INFJ personality type are very attentive to others, from an emotional point of view, so they also expect the same thing, and sometimes they want to have their own space, for a few days, according to 16personalities.com

According to the MBTI scale, the features that indicate that you could be an INFJ type are the following:

  • Seeks harmony and cooperation;
  • Likes intellectual stimulation;
  • Always comes up with ideas on a large scale;
  • Prefers to be alone;
  • Describe things in a poetic way;
  • Avoid being the center of attention
  • It is forgiving;
  • Always meets deadlines;
  • Hates confrontation;
  • Prefers step-by-step instructions;
  • Likes to make long-term plans;
  • Very creative.

Below I have selected a few quotes written by famous people with this type of personality. Enjoy!

15 INFJ Quotes

  1. “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.” -J.K. Rowling
  2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. “We gain strength, 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.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “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.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” -Plato
  1. “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.” -J.K. Rowling
  2. “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.” -Nelson Mandela
  3. “Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” -Florence Nightingale
  4. “Never allow a person to tell you ‘no’ who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.” -Jimmy Carter
  6. “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.” -Nelson Mandela
  7. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  9. “It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it.” – Sherlock Holmes
  10. “One of the risks of being quiet is that other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation. You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story—not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.” – Sophia Dembling

25 INFJ Quotes

  1. “I withdraw from people and places from time to time. I need space from a world filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything to say.” – Kaitlin Foster
  2. “You either say how you feel and f— it all up or say nothing and let it f— you up instead.”
  3. “My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.”
  4. “Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.” – Agatha Christie
  5. “My heart is a beating split personality. One side is a warrior, constantly kicking ass and swallowing the names that dared to venture there. The other side is a child, stumbling, stuttering, awkward, and unsure of everything I’ve ever loved.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry
  1. “Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end.” – AJ Lawless
  2. “My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me.”
  3. “I don’t know what it’s like to not have deep emotions; even when I feel nothing, I feel it completely.” – AR Asher
  4. “And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself.” – Lauren Alex Hooper
  5. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Jung
  1. “Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy
  2. “Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”– Carl Jung
  3. “We’re all somewhat courageous, and we’re all considerably cowardly. We’re all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.” – Sidney Poitier
  4. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  5. “The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said.” – Vaclav Havel
  1. “I love having a context that’s so much bigger than I can fathom. It’s fantastic to realize how insignificant you are.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
  2. “My course is set for an uncharted sea.” – Dante Alighieri
  3. “I am in the world feeling my way to light ‘amid the encircling gloom.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Even if you are someone used to wearing armour, guarded and afraid, I think love is such a strong force it would find a way through your protective guard. It will get to your heart, and you can’t put any fences around that. As much as you might try, you simply can’t.” – Sidney Poitier
  5. “O Conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!” – Dante Alighieri
  6. “I can understand wanting to be invisible and distrusting people and wanting to understand everything before you engage with the world.” –  Rooney Mara
  7. “I have just now come from a party where I was its life and soul; witticisms streamed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me, but I went away — yes, the dash should be as long as the radius of the earth’s orbit——and wanted to shoot myself.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  8. “Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”  – Dante Alighieri
  9. “The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss.” – J.K. Rowling “I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.” – Baruch Spinoza
  10. “The imagination is precious. Don’t lose it. Don’t lose the child in you.” – Marilyn Manson

30 INFJ Quotes

  1. “Thus you may understand that love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone.” – Dante Alighieri
  2. “I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.” – Baruch Spinoza
  3. “If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling
  4. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” – Leo Tolstoy
  6. “I believe in dreams. I believe that every night on the planet everything that is, that was and can be is dreamt. I believe that what happens in dreams is no different, no less important than what happens in the waking world. I believe that dreams are the closest equivalent present-day mankind has to time-travel.” – Marilyn Manson
  7. “As much as people pretend to fit in..there is always that sense of loneliness..of not fitting in or being out of depth.” – David Fincher
  8. “I appreciate inconsistencies and contradictions…Everyone I know has contradictions in their personalities. I’m absolutely drawn to that.” – Jennifer Connelly
  9. “Metaphorically speaking, it’s easy to bump into one another on the journey from A to B and not even notice. People should take the time to notice, enjoy and help each other.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
  10. “Anybody who does not evolve can become a self-parody. I have to evolve on a daily basis just to keep my own interest in what I do.” –  Marilyn Manson
  1. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
  2. “As a child, I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” – Carl Jung
  3. “I am indeed a practical dreamer. … I want to convert my dreams into realities as far as possible.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “We all have a capacity for love, for kindness, for passion. We also have a capacity for the opposite, but love is infinitely more effective in the world than hate.” – Sidney Poitier
  5. “I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe.” – Jane Goodall
  1. “What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions.” – Jane Goodall
  2. “I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” – Sidney Poitier
  3. “The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree. I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.” – Jane Goodall
  4. “Growing up I was afraid of being possessed by the devil, as an adult I’m afraid of being possessed by the world, by ignorance, and not holding onto my beliefs and what I feel strongly about.” – Marilyn Manson
  5. “If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”– Emily Bronte
  1. “I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” – Emily Bronte
  2. “Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possible!” – Soren Kierkegaard
  4. “I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.” – C.S. Lewis
  5. “I feel like I’ve dreamed half of my life that hasn’t happened yet, so a lot of times I’m going along, and I do stuff, and I know that I’ve done it. I have more deja vus than I have regular experiences. If half of your day is deja vu, then you start to wonder, ‘What is real and what isn’t?’ – Marilyn Manson
  1. “A man who as a physical being is always turned outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  2. “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  3. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” – C.S. Lewis
  4. “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  5. “I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of the night. Why is it my confidant? Because it remains silent.” – Soren Kierkegaard

50 INFJ Quotes

1. “Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

–Bertrand Russell

2. “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.”

–Anais Nin

3. “Some people underestimate how it is to be understood.”

–Mary Rakow

4. “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”

–Swedish Proverb

5. “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

–Carl Jung

6. “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

–David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

8. “Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.”

–Miyamoto Musashi

9. “There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”

–Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

10. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

–Lao Tzu

11. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

–Anais Nin

12. “I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.”

–Baruch Spinoza

13. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

–Maya Angelou

14. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”


15. “The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.”

–William James

16. “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, shorter tempers, wider freeways but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less,we buy more more, but we enjoy less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. More degrees, but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts, but more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. Multiplied our possessions, reduced our values. Talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to our life not life to our years. We’ve been to the moon and back, but can’t cross the street to meet a new neighbor. Conquered outer space but not innerspace. we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. Plan more, accomplish less. Learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast food, slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.”

–Dr. Bob Moorehead

17. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

–Martin Luther King

18. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

–John Lennon

19. “The way sadness works is one of the strangest riddles of the world.”

–Lemony Snicket

20. “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.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

21. “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.”

–Nelson Mandela

22. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”


23. “I am half agony, half hope.”

–Jane Austen

24. “Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavour ought to be to set off that spark in one another.”

–Kenny Ausubel

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

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

26. “It is a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”

–Naguib Manfouz

27. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”


28. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

–Albert Ellis

29. “We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.”

–Martha Grimes

30. “What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation. Its success will be measured by the nature of his vision and what he has done to equip himself and how well he has performed along the line of its development.”

–Joseph M Dodge

31. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”


32. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

–Charles R. Swindoll

33. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you must impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

–Woodrow Wilson

34. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

–William Shakespeare

35. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”

–Barack Obama

36. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

–Steve Jobs

37. “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”


38. “Great men are those who see that spirituality is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

39. “No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.”

–Ravi Zacharias

40. “Just because you don’t understand doesn’t mean it isn’t so.”

–Lemony Snicket

41. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


42. “The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.”

–Marya Mannes

43. “I often feel like I want to think something but I can’t find the language that coincides with the thoughts, so it remains felt, not thought. Sometimes I feel like I’m thinking in Swedish without knowing Swedish.”

–Peter Cameron

44. “To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

–e.e. cummings

45. “The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present.”


46. “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.”

–Lemony Snicket

47. “Romanticism is the expression of man’s urge to rise above reason and common sense, just as rationalism is the expression of his urge to rise above theology and emotion.”

–Charles Yost

48. “Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.”

–John Beecher

49. “I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a terminator, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”

–Lemony Snicket

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

–Mahatma Gandhi

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INFJ is one of the 16 personality types listed on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – a self-assessment personality questionnaire developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers in the 1940s. 

This questionnaire is intended to bring to public attention broad theories about personality types, enunciated by psychiatrist Carl Jung, who argued that people experience the world through four primary psychological channels: sensation, intuition, feeling and thinking.

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