Stranger Sayings and Quotes

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

What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior! W. E. B. Du Bois
No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction. Georg Simmel
You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth. Annie Leibovitz
Nothing is stranger to man than his own image. Karel Capek
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice. Andreas Capellanus
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. Author Unknown
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Rod McKuen
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. Shirley MacLaine
If I answer the stranger at my gate while my own cry within, — perhaps my own is at the gate, and the strangers are within. Muriel Strode
Advice is like a stranger--if welcome, he stays the night; if not welcome, he returns home that day. African Proverb
Old age makes you a stranger in your own country. Ken Alstad
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. Francis Bacon
Truth, as ever, avoids the stranger. Ursula K. Le Guin
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face. Maya Angelou
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. Arthur Conan Doyle
Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think. Werner Heisenberg
We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world -- mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse but not adopt. R. D. Laing
Don't borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more. Lord Burleigh
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion. Marcus Aurelius
Each time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family. Suzy Kassem
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman. Lord Byron
Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way. John Mayer
Many the wonders but nothing walks stranger than man. Sophocles
The more clever and cunning people are, the stranger the events will be. Laozi
When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain
Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity. Germaine Greer