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20 Quotes From Inspiring TED Talks Of All Time

We can listen to the opinions, ideas, and learn about the achievements from some of the brightest and most accomplished human beings in the world for the first time in history.

This is not solely through TED talks, but some of the simplest and most direct access to this data was provided by TED meetings.

So, of course, TED talks have some of the most strong inspiration you can find anywhere in the globe. For your next big idea, inspiration to push through a challenge you are facing, or an concept that provides just the right shift in your perception that helps you unlock more of your potential.

But despite the fact that many of these talks last ten, twenty, or even thirty minutes, within each talk there is often a quote or two that encapsulates the message perfectly and tells its story.

20 Quotes From Inspiring TED Talks Of All Time

“Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind–and the mind is adaptable.”
Daniel Kish

“My idea of a perfect world really can’t be designed by one person or even by a million experts. It’s going to be 7 billion pairs of hands, each following their own passions.”
Jay Silver

“On street corners everywhere, people are looking at their cell phones, and it’s easy to dismiss this as some sort of bad trend in human culture. But the truth is, life is being lived there.”
Ze Frank

“The secret to happiness is low expectations.”
Barry Schwartz

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”
Brené Brown

“Everybody wants to be relevant. We want to be relevant personally. We want to be relevant in our businesses.”
Rick Warren

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
Simon Sinek

“Hip-hop is not only the voice of the youth, but we are taught as children in rhyme fashion, way before listening to hip-hop. First rhyme I learned was the ABCs.”

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.”
Ron Finley

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
Susan Cain

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”
Brené Brown

“Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”
A.C. Benson

“Most think the ‘past equals the future.’ Decision is the ultimate power.”
Tony Robbins

“Sitting has become the smoking of our generation.”
Nilofer Merchant

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
Simon Sinek

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
Sir Ken Robinso

“You may use your power to build walls…or you may use it to break barriers.”
Shahrukh Khan

“It has to be you who creates a world that is its own best lover, that should be the future you.”
Shahrukh Khan

“Be an artist. Right now.”
Young-ha Kim

“We are in a world where most American citizens over the age of 12 share things with each other online.”
Clay Shirky