Shallow Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old shallow quotes, shallow sayings, and shallow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Martin Luther King Jr.
It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars. Garrison Keillor
Our culture is all about shallow relationships. But that doesn't mean we should stop looking each other in the eye and having deep conversations. Francis Chan
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.... Oscar Wilde
Shallow understanding accompanies poor compassion; great understanding goes with great compassion Nhat Hanh
No one is shallow and vulgar forever; sooner or later the whole species likes to be profound. Carol Bly
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Robert M. Pirsig
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not happy all the time, and I wouldn't want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody. Dolly Parton
I don't want people in China to have deep pockets but shallow minds. Jack Ma
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted. Lucy Maud Montgomery
Women on the whole are often not as shallow as men are. They can be, but they cut through things a little more easily than men do in terms of that superficial stuff. Peter Dinklage
When you meet a shallow person, you will see both his body and his soul! When you meet a deep person, you will see only his body! To see his soul, go down to the depths! Mehmet Murat ildan
It is easy to identify a shallow person by the attention he gives to what will do him absolutely no good. Michael Bassey Johnson
Don’t spend most of your time on the voices that don’t count. Tune out the shallow voices so that you will have more time to tune in the valuable ones. Jim Rohn
I would say our social relationships are relatively shallow. We are actually afraid to be intimate, with people - many people even with their wives and husbands. Erich Fromm
People who love only once in their lives are... Shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination Oscar Wilde
The mass of men lead lives of shallow happiness; the superior man exults in his gloom Garrison Keillor
Loving a thing is shallow, only if you don't deeply appreciate its emotional value Valerie Estelle Frankel
It's hard to tell a shallow person that they should care more about the feelings of the awkward and the alienated John Flansburgh
You know you are shallow when all you can do is talk badly about others miss Ga
A person cannot grow up through happiness. Happiness makes a person shallow. It is only through suffering that we grow up, transform, and come to a better understanding of life. Leslie T. Chang