Subtle Sayings and Quotes

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

What you are is the most subtle delicacy of being. John de Ruiter
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are. Jalaluddin Rumi
The subtlest beauties in our life are unseen and unheard. Khalil Gibran
The subtlest of subtleties, this is the gateway to all mysteries. Laozi
Train yourself to be in awe of the subtle, and you will live in a world of beauty and ease. Rodney Yee
The most subtle of our acts is to simulate blindness for snares that we know are set for us. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
In very subtle ways, how we regard ourselves and others continually changes us into something new. Fred Alan Wolf
Subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium George Eliot
The subtle are the causes, the gross the effects. Swami Vivekananda
The subtle dance of the body joins us to the world. George Leonard
For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom. John Webster
The subtler one's awareness, the more powerfully it can heal. Deepak Chopra
So subtle is the atmosphere of opinion that it will make itself felt without words. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Without subtle ingenuity of mind, one cannot make certain of the truth of their reports. Sun Tzu
It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than they seem. Eric Hoffer
When values are contrasting, use subtle color. When values are subtle, use contrasting color. Harvey Dunn
The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer. Billy Wilder
But nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine. Carl Sagan
Nature is subtle and complex. Marlene Van Niekerk
Time is the subtle thief of youth. John Milton
Love is the subtlest force in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Affected simplicity is a subtle imposture. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Resistance is the subtlest form of attachment. Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Love is the most subtle form of self-interest. Holbrook Jackson
A very subtle difference can make the picture or not. Annie Leibovitz
Faith is the subtle chain which binds us to the infinite; the voice of a deep life within, that will remain until we crowd it thence. Elizabeth Oakes Smith
The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies. Lewis B. Smedes
Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams! Les Brown
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings. Agnes Martin
The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are. Paul Tournier