Intuition Quotes to Sharpen Your Instincts

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Do you ever wish you listened to your hunches? These intuition quotes will help you hear your inner voice and trust your instincts more than ever.

Intuition goes by many names, but we all know it as that voice in side that knows what to do.

Gut feeling, instincts, and hunches all form that inner knowing that speaks to us through our feelings. When we use our intuition we often feel like it guides us even when we don’t know it.

So embrace your intuitive side and get in touch with your inner knowing with these great intuition quotes today.

Top 10 Intuition Quotes

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.

Jonas Salk

Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason.

John Kord Lageman
Dean Koontz quote "Intuition is seeing with the soul"
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” – Dean Koontz

Intuition is the clear concept of the whole at once.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

I allow my intuition to lead my path.

Manuel Puig

Perfect intuition makes you master of all.

Paramahansa Yoganand

The intuitive mind is where our genius resides.

A. Artemis
Einstein quote "The only real valuable thing is intuition"
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein

Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.

Anne Wilson Schae

Your intuition is the most honest friend that you will ever have.

Doe Zantamata

Quotes about Intuition

Follow your intuition.

Kelly Cutrone

Intuition is more than knowledge, and the truth comes pure from the heart.

Don Bradley

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.

Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game Of Life And How To Play It

Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.

Ray Bradbury
Bill Gates quote "Often, you have to rely on intuition"
“Often, you have to rely on intuition.” – Bill Gates

Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act spontaneously, without needing to know why.

Sylvia Clare, Trusting Your Intuition

I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

Hermann Hesse

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.

Paolo Coelho

Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.

Steve Jobs

It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.

Jim Shepard

For making good decisions, intuition is your best go-to.

Karen Whitaker

If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.

Wayne Dyer

You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.

Ingrid Bergman

Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.

Madeleine L’Engl
Alan Cohen quote "Less rules, more intuition"
“Less rules, more intuition.” – Alan Cohen

What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it.

Konosuke Matsushita

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.

Alexis Carrel

Trust your intuition. It is the best friend you will ever have.

Judith Orloff

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.

Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Alexis Carrel

Learn to trust it, trust your intuition, and in good time, answers to all you seek to know will come, and the path will open before you.

Caroline Joy Adams

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be revelation.

Eileen Cadd

Our intuition is like a muscle; we must practice listening to it and trusting its wisdom.

Lisa Prosen

That is what the intuition is for: it is the direct messenger of the soul.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"Intuition is a powerful business tool"
“Intuition is a powerful business tool. Use it.” – Maggie Wilderotter

Think for yourself. Trust your own intuition. Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey; you are.

Scottie Waves

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Lao Tzu

It’s your own intuition, combined with your experience and judgement, that can really guide you forward.

Berrak Sarikaya

The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.

Baruch Spinoza

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.

Gisele Bundchen

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

Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills.

Sylvia Clare

Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel, following that energy moment to moment, trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire.

Shakti Gawain

Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out. A child can’t do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they’ve seen it often before.

Agatha Christie
Karen Whitaker quote "Intuition is your Source whispering to you"
“Intuition is your Source whispering to you.” – Karen Whitaker

Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you – work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.

Shakti Gawain

At times, you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.

Alan Alda

If you let it, the noise of the world will drown out the voice of God, which is your intuition.

Oprah Winfrey

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, Rules For The Direction Of The Mind

Improvised music involves a lot of intuition, and I like developing intuition.

Fred Frit

Inner Voice Quotes

Listen to your inner voice for it is a deep and powerful source of wisdom, beauty, and truth, ever flowing through you.

Caroline Joy Adams

There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.


Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.

Katori Hall
"Your inner knowing is your only true compass"
“Your inner knowing is your only true compass.” – Joy Page

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

Mahatma Gandhi

Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that Self within, then you find the Truth.


Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head…trust yourself to integrate intuition and experience.

Brian Weiss, Messages From The Masters

My business skills have come from being guided by my inner self – my intuition.

Oprah Winfrey

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

It is imperative to listen to your intuition because you can head a blossoming crisis off at the pass.

Robert Tucker

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

Albert Einstein

Instinct Quotes

Instinct is the nose of the mind.

Madame Delphine de Girardin
Alexander Bain instinct quote "Instinct is untaught ability"
“Instinct is untaught ability.” – Alexander Bain

Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.

Agatha Christie

If you have sharp instincts, through, you’ll never go hungry.

Haruki Murakami

If the single man plants himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Billy Wilder

Listening to your instincts, while being the easiest, can also be the hardest thing to do.

Tena Desae

Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.

Sarah Jessica Parker

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.

Marilyn Monroe

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.

William Cowper

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Wendell Phillips
"All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct"
“All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.” – Robert Ley

Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.

Barbara Corcoran

I act on impulse, and I go with my instincts.

Gordon Ramsay

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Lord Byron

Trust your instincts; they tend to see you right.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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

Michael Burke

The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.

Charles Darwin

Your hands is wiser than your head ever gonna be.

Will Smith, The Legend of Bagger Vance

Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere.

Brian Koslov

In order to trust my instincts I must first respect them.

Scarlett Johansson

Gut Feeling Quotes

I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.

Richard Branson
"Your heart and gut are still your best guide"
“Your heart and gut are still your best guide.” – Naveen Jain

You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach? Listen to it.

Sally Kathryn

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Don’t ever second-guess a strong feeling that you have. Trust your gut.

Alison DuBois

I might not appear to have any talent but I’ve got plenty of gut instinct.

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Learn to trust yourself and you will create a meaningful life.

Lynn A. Robinson

Trust your intuition, rather than technology, to protect you from violence.

Tom Butler-Bowdon

Being able to put your blinders on, ignore negative opinions, and follow your strong intuition is what’s validating to me. It’s a great feeling to know you can trust your gut.

Whitney Wolfe

Trusting your gut. Using your 6th Sense. Having a hunch. These are all ways of describing your built-in intuition or guidance system. We all have it. In fact, your gut makes more neuro-chemicals than your brain. Some of you may feel you have lost your gut-brain, but there are many ways to get it back. Simply desiring to develop your intuition – or regain it – is a good start.

Christiane Northrup

We don’t know the probabilities of future events. Still, you have to take action, and so you do it on gut feeling. That’s the world we live in.

Robert Schiller
Anne Schaef quote"Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster"
“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

Trusting Hunches Quotes

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

Joyce Brothers

We have all a better guide in ourselves; if we would attend to it, then any other person can be.

Jane Austen

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

Immanuel Kant

I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.

Albert Einstein

For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right.

Tim Cook

You have to figure out how intuitive impulses feel to you and allow it to become your partner in your success. It will never lead you astray.

Robert Tucker

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something"
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” – Frank Capra

We hope these intuition quotes put you in touch with your inner knowing and have you ready to listen to it.

Practicing mindfulness and meditation are great ways to turn down the noise and embrace intuition.

The more you trust your gut and listen to your own instincts, the better they will serve you. So embrace your intuitive nature and trust yourself more for a better life. Let us know how you do in the comments below.

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's editor, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.

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