Intuition quotes to inspire, reassure

Here are some intuition quotes divided into different sections. First of all, even scientists acknowledge the need for intuition in making new discoveries. Next are some sayings about the idea that intuition is based on experience and therefore can be trained and improved.

Then we have a look at the relationship between intuition and reason. And finally there are some intuition quotes about why we should pay more attention to our intuitive responses.

Please use them for yourself and pass them on to help others!


Intuition quotes - Discovery

"The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know why or how."

Albert Einstein


"I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research."

Albert Einstein


"Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind... The understanding can intuit nothing, the senses can think nothing. Only through their union can knowledge arise."

Immanuel Kant


"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover."

Henri Poincare


"There is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap."

Stephen Hawking


"All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas."

Immanuel Kant


"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."

Johann Kaspar Lavater


"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

Dr. Jonas Salk


"The heart knows what it wants,
and it often makes no sense.
Intuition, creativity, and
listening are all imperative
in creating an inspired life."

Jonathan H. Ellerby


"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."

Alan Alda


Intuition quotes - it's based on experience

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."

Joyce Brothers


"Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together – and they call the result intuition."

Agatha Christie


The second thing to be striven for is intuition. This sounds an impossibility, for who can control that small quiet monitor? But intuition is only interference from experience stored and not actively recalled."

Wilfred Trotter


"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 is largely acquired in automatic fashion through experience. Thus, to educate intuition it is necessary to improve the ability to learn accurately from experience."

Robin Hogarth


"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."

John Naisbitt

Intuition quotes - relationship with reason

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

Albert Einstein


"Systems die; instincts remain."

Oliver Wendell Holmes


"You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind."

Anne Lamott


"Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions."

David Borenstein


"Intuition isn't the enemy but the ally of reason."

John Kord Lagemann


"The fact that modern physics, the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind, is now making contact with mysticism, the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully the unity and complementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang and the yin."

Fritjof Capra


"Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide."

Naveen Jain


"To a person in love the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission."

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. Others


"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

Albert Einstein


"Intuition is to know without knowing why, including when we don't see the evidence. To deny is to choose not to know even though the evidence is obvious."

Vicente Garrido


"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."

G. K. Chesterton


Intuition Quotes - listening to your Intuition

Here are more intuition quotes about why you should be listening to your intuition, and more importantly, why you should be trusting your intuition!

If we do not take an active role in educating our intuition, our tacit processes will do this for us - the cost, however, is that our intuitions, or cultural capital, may reflect, not our goals, but simply our chance interactions with the environment."

Robin Hogarth


"All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct."

Robert Ley


"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."

Billy Wilder


"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature."

Sigmund Freud


"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."

Johann Kaspar Lavater


"If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don't need and things we can't have."

Kit Williams


"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."

Benjamin McLane Spock


"Often you have to rely on intuition."

Bill Gates


"I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason."

Stanley Baldwin


"Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out."

Michael Burke


"Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster."

Anne Wilson Schaef


"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

Jonas Salk


"The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompting is the greatest challenge of all. His conditioning has been so powerful that it has all but destroyed his ability to be self-aware."

Herb Goldberg


"All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know."

Alexis Carrel


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