Top 30 Quotes on Intuition.

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Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Intuition is a feeling we all have, but we fail to listen to it most of the time. It is the power of knowing; even though you do not know how and why you know, you know it. You can call it a hunch, gut feeling, sixth sense, inner knowing; no matter what you call it, we can all learn to trust our intuition/gut by listening to it more often. It is that voice that knows the answer before you even ask the question; it is that inner wisdom that guides and leads you to the right path. Your intuition is usually more important than your intellect because it knows best.

The late CEO of Apple Steve Jobs quipped in his 2008 Stanford University Commencement speech:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Here are 30 great quotes on intuition:

  • Intuition is the discriminate faculty that enables you to decide which of two lines of reasoning is right. Perfect intuition makes you master of all. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs
  • Intuition is always right in at least two important ways; It is always in response to something. It always has your best interest at heart. – Gavin De Becker 
  • When the universe compels me toward the best path to take, it never leaves me with ‘Maybe,’ ‘Should I?’ or even ‘Perhaps.’ I always know for sure when it’s telling me to proceed—because everything inside me rises up to reverberate ‘Yes!’― Oprah Winfrey
  • And I want to be clear that your intuition is different from your conscience. They work in tandem, but here’s the distinction: Your conscience shouts, ‘here’s what you should do,’ while your intuition whispers, ‘here’s what you could do.’ Listen to that voice that tells you what you could do. Nothing will define your character more than that.- Steven Spielberg (2016 Commencement Speech, Harvard University)
  • I don’t think that you’re born with gut instinct, a gut matures and gets better over time, the struggle that most people have is learning to listen to it. -Tim Cook
  • We have to trust our intuition; our instinct. Because in life also, we have many opportunities where we cannot foresee all of the consequences. There is only one choice. To trust your gut. – Gary Kasparov
  • There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment. – Shakti Gawain
  • Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct – a gift of knowing without reasoning… Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence – it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success. – Angela Ahrendts
  • The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. – Gisele Bundchen
  • I believe in the power of wandering. All my best decisions in business and in life have been made with heart, intuition, and guts, not analysis. When you can make a decision with analysis, you should do so, but it turns out in life that your most important decisions are always made with instinct, intuition, taste, and heart. –  Jeff Bezos (Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos.)
  • Intuition works best when you remember that ‘tuition’ is part of it. You need to have paid ahead of time (i.e. Done your prep work ) so as to prepare the ground for intuition. – Jane Yolen
  • The two operations of our understanding, intuition, and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. – René Descartes
  • Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation, and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow-motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science. – Abella Arthur
  • Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out. – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Intuition is the spontaneous appearance of knowledge; a new idea, the solution to a problem, a clear sense of where to go or what to do next. [It occurs] in the absence of sufficient background or information to think one’s way to that conclusion. – Reverend Mary Murray Shelton
  • Intuition is linear; our imaginations are weak. Even the brightest of us only extrapolate from what we know now; for the most part, we’re afraid to really stretch. – Ray Kurzweil
  • When we find wisdom in all of life, including that of the unconscious, we sharpen our intuition. – Chanti Tacoronte-Perez
  • The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies. – Santosh Kalwar
  • It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. – Henri Poincare
  • Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act spontaneously, without needing to know why. –Sylvia Clare
  • Trust your instincts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you. – David Gemmell
  • Dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes. … Sometimes the dream almost whispers. And I’ve always said to my kids: the hardest thing to listen to – your instinct, your human personal intuition – always whispers, it never shouts. – Steven Spielberg
  • Intuition is neither the ability to engage prophesy nor a means of avoiding financial loss or painful relationships. It is actually the ability to use energy data to make decisions in the immediate moment. – Carolyn Myss
  • All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. – Alexis Carrel
  • All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas. – Immanuel Kant
  • A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.. – Albert Einstein
  • Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason. – Carl Jung
  • Knowledge has three degrees–opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. – Plotinus

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Lanre is a Digital Strategy Specialist with 8+ years experience in System Administration, Cloud Computing, and Digital Marketing. He is an avid reader, marathon runner(10+), lifelong learner, and loves blogging about self-improvement and personal re-invention. Contact E-mail: lanre.dahunsi@gmail.com

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