40+ Best Searching Quotes To Help You Find What You Need

Searching quotes can get you out of being lost.

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Believe it or not, we are always searching for something, anything, to hold on to.

Some of us may have been lucky to have found that special something. But many of us still have to work, perhaps our whole life, to find the things that we are seeking since we could form ideas in our heads.

However, perhaps, the thrill of life lies in this search. If one is open to new things, dedicate time to change their lives, or search for novelties, then these searching quotes can really help. If you feel like you have lost yourself during this process of change or that something in your life has changed, then these searching quotes may help you find the right place to mull over. After all, our lives are meant to change over time and our encounters with different experiences, people, and other things will always fuel these changes. If you feel lost and have come to realize that you need fresh motivation to find the right place or path in your life, we have collected great searching quotes that you will enjoy or share with someone special.

If you like this article, you may also like soul searching quotes and find yourself quotes.

Best Searching Quotes

Here are some of the best soul-searching quotes that will help you learn more about your inner self in due course. These quotes might reveal anything special about you or might correct everything going wrong with your day.

1. "Search for what you have to lose not for what you have lost."

- P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar.

2. "Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."

- Anne Sexton.

3. "What you seek is seeking you."

- Rumi.

4. "Seek it outside and you’ll be exhausted. Seek it inside and you’ll find a path."

- Maxime Lagacé.

5. "We as a country have to do some soul-searching."

- Barack Obama.

6. "Passing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you,

You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking,

(it comes to me, as of a dream,)"

- Walt Whitman, 'To A Stranger'.

7. "Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being."

- Bryant McGill.

Searching For Love Quotes

Searching for a real loving person has always been a hard task. If you are someone looking for 'the one', then you will find at least one of these quotes moving.

8. "She thirsted for love, but found only a mirage. Some hearts are a desert you can die wandering in."

- John Mark Green.

9. "Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person."

- Sophia Bush.

10. "Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous."

- Criss Jami.

11. "The loveless never find love, only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it."

- D. H. Lawrence.

12. "We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love."

- Tom Robbins.

13. "And a good heart these days is hard to find.

True love, the lasting kind."

- Feargal Sharkey, 'A Good Heart'.

14. "There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying."

- Sylvia Plath.

15. "It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing."

- Bruce Forsyth.

16. "Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions."

- Anais Nin.

17. "Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self."

- Viktor E. Frankl, 'Man's Search For Happiness'.

18. "Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness."

- D. H. Lawrence.

Searching For Happiness Quotes

People all over the world are always looking for happiness. If you are someone who wishes to be the 'always happy one', then these quotes will help you find time to search for your happiness in this world and also, help you learn about happiness.

19. "Many search for happiness as we look for a hate we wear on our heads."

- Nikolaus Lenau.

20. "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet."

- James Oppenheim.

21. "Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue."

- Viktor E. Frankl, 'Man's Search For Happiness'.

22. "Your mind will seek security and comfort in accumulation. This is a never ending game. Be above that. Play the long game."

- Maxime Lagacé.

23. "Every human being has the right to search for happiness..."

- Paolo Coelho.

24. "Avoiding unhappiness is not the road to happiness."

- 'Hector’s Search For Happiness'.

Searching And Exploration Quotes

Exploration quotes are all about finding the right path.

We have collected searching quotes, exploration quotes, and quotes from famous explorers as well.

25. "I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found."

- John Steinbeck, 'Travels With Charley: In Search Of America'.

26. "I have not told half of what I saw."

- Marco Polo.

27. "Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration."

- Joseph Conrad, 'Heart Of Darkness'.

28. "Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."

- Christopher Columbus.

29. "When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number."

- Christopher Columbus.

30. "Exploration begins by figuring out what you don’t know."

- Adam Shoalts, 'Alone Against The North'.

Searching For Perfection Quotes

These searching quotes bring out the imperfect in any search for perfection.

People look for perfection all over the world. Here are some quotes about searching for perfection.

31. "Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself."

- Ronnie O'Sullivan.

32. "But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection."

- Debra Messing.

33. "You'll end up living a lonely life if you're waiting around for perfect."

- Samantha Young.

34. "Think progress, not perfection."

- Unknown.*

35. "Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."

- Harriet Braiker.

36. "As long as I love Beauty I am young,

Am young or old as I love more or less;"

- William Henry Davies, 'Seeking Beauty'.

37. "Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it."

- Bob Ross.

38. "Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education."

- Burk Hudson.

Searching For Truth

Here are some magnificent quotes that can help people in their search for the truth.

39. "The true value of man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the Truth."

- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

40. "The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head."

- Terry Pratchett.

41. "Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it."

- John C. Polanyi.

42. "Searching for truth, knowing truth, does not mean you have to go in search of it somewhere."

- Sadhguru.

43. "Well, it's not easy to find something that you do not know exists."

- Patricia Nedelea.

44. "The search for truth is more precious than its possession."

-  Albert Einstein.

45. "According to Kierkegaard, rather than searching for the Truth with a capital T, it is more important to find the kind of truths that are meaningful to the individual's life."

- Jostein Gaarder.

46. "As far as the search for truth is concerned, 98% of our thinking is rubbish. The remaining 2% is garbage. Throw it all out and be empty!"

- Mooji.

47. "Seek what you know as the highest."

- Sadhguru.

48. "Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort."

- Fred Rogers.

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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for searching quotes then why not take a look at [self-improvement quotes], or soulmate quotes.


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