Quotes About Life Lessons 2017

  • “I've never fooled anyone...!!! I've let people fool themselves...!!! They didn't bother to find out who and what I was...!!! Instead they would invent a character for me...!!! I wouldn't argue with them...!!! They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't...!!!”
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  • “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently...!!!”
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  • “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive...!!! You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over...!!! But one thing is certain...!!! When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in...!!! That’s what this storm’s all about...!!!”
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  • “We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter...!!! Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this...!!! It's time for us to let ourselves be loved...!!!”
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  • Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning...!!!...!!!...!!! Anyone can start over and make a new ending...!!!”
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  • “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories...!!!”
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  • “If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so...!!!”
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  • “The only way that we can live, is if we grow...!!! The only way that we can grow is if we change...!!! The only way that we can change is if we learn...!!! The only way we can learn is if we are exposed...!!! And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open...!!! Do it...!!! Throw yourself...!!!”
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  • “The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you...!!!”
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  • “Only the dead have seen the end of war...!!!”
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  • “We are addicted to our thoughts...!!! We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking...!!!”
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  • “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough...!!!”
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  • “And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one...!!! You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened...!!!”
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  • “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others...!!! When that happens, you do it...!!! Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else...!!! Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it...!!!”
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  • “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here...!!! Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped...!!! But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing...!!! Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart...!!! But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces...!!!”
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  • “This is an important lesson to remember when you're having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year...!!! Things will change: you won't feel this way forever...!!! And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most...!!! I believe you can't feel real joy unless you've felt heartache...!!! You can't have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail...!!! You can't know what it's like to feel holy until you know what it's like to feel really fucking evil...!!! And you can't be birthed again until you've died...!!!”
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  • “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them...!!!”
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  • “I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic...!!! At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender...!!! The next day you want more...!!! You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things...!!!You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours...!!! But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them...!!! Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes...!!! If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix...!!! And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love...!!!"- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”
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  • “Instructions for living a life...!!!
  • Pay attention...!!!
  • Be astonished...!!!
  • Tell about it...!!!”
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  • “A star falls from the sky and into your hands...!!! Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you...!!! And then you have to put it back into the sky...!!! And it's the most painful thing you'll ever have to do and that you've ever done...!!! But what's yours is yours...!!! Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands...!!! And one day, it'll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won't have to put it back in the sky again...!!!”
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  • “You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed...!!!”
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  • “[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn't make you nice, it just makes you a liar...!!!”
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  • “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection...!!!”
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  • “In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return...!!! And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore...!!! And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact...!!! That’s how we survive...!!!”
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  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love...!!!”
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  • “We are all different...!!! Don’t judge, understand instead...!!!”
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  • “Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past...!!! Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it...!!! Shake things up today! Be You...!!!...!!!...!!!Be Free...!!!...!!!...!!!Share...!!!”
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  • “First, let no one rule your mind or body...!!! Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered...!!!...!!!...!!! ...!!! Give men your ear, but not your heart...!!! Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly...!!! Judge with logic and reason, but comment not...!!! Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life...!!! Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge...!!! Be careful with your money...!!! Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen...!!!”
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  • “I don't care what you say to me...!!! I care what you share with me...!!!”
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  • “You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken...!!! Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it...!!! Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path...!!! Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look...!!! Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching...!!! March to the beat of your own drummer...!!! And stubbornly refuse to fit in...!!!”
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  • “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained...!!! Love is such a thing...!!!”
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  • “Attitude is a choice...!!! Happiness is a choice...!!! Optimism is a choice...!!! Kindness is a choice...!!! Giving is a choice...!!! Respect is a choice...!!! Whatever choice you make makes you...!!! Choose wisely...!!!”
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  • “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create...!!!”
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  • “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others...!!!”
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  • “You don't have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground...!!! If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is...!!!”
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  • “I don't think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it...!!!”
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  • “Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!”
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  • “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life...!!!”
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  • “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals...!!!
  • If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more...!!!”
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  • “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind...!!! Be led by the dreams in your heart...!!!”
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  • “Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life...!!! If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try...!!!”
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  • “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward...!!! If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down...!!!”
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  • “Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up...!!!”
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  • “The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living...!!!”
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  • “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others...!!!”
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  • “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future...!!! There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind...!!!”
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  • “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world...!!!”
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  • “Do Not Lie to Yourself
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  • We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone...!!!”
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  • “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going...!!! Don’t give up...!!!”
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  • “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey...!!!”
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  • “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes...!!!”
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  • “To be rejected by someone doesn't mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person...!!! It doesn't mean that nobody will ever love you anymore...!!! Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person's opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God...!!!”
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  • “Growing up means learning what life is...!!! When you're little, you have a set of ideals, standards, criteria, plans, outlooks, and you think that you have to sit around and wait for them to happen to you and then life will work...!!! But life isn't like that, for anybody; you can't fall in love with a standard, you have to fall in love with a person...!!! You can't live in a criteria, you have to live your life...!!! You can't wait for your plans to materialize, because they may never materialize the way you think they will...!!! You can't wait to watch your ideals and standards walk up to you, because you can't know what's yours until you have it...!!! I always say, always take the first chance in case you never get a second one, but growing up takes that even one step further, growing up means that you have to hold on to what you have, when you have it, because what you have- that's yours- and all the ideals and criteria you have set in your head, those aren't yours, because those haven't happened to you...!!!”
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  • “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man...!!! Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said...!!! “Your life belongs to you and you alone...!!!”
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  • “Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness...!!! Embrace being perfectly imperfect...!!! Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier...!!! We make mistakes because we are imperfect...!!! Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward...!!!”
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  • “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes...!!! The one thing I never learn is to stop making them...!!!”
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  • “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”
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  • “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands...!!!”
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  • “You Are the Master of Your Attitude
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  • You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events...!!! You always have a choice...!!! You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude...!!!”
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  • “Always be fearless...!!! Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child...!!!”
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  • “Hollowness: that I understand...!!! I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it...!!! That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent...!!! You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”
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  • “If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly...!!! But it's still worth it...!!!”
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  • “Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make...!!!”
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  • “That’s the thing about a human life-there’s no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed...!!!”
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  • “Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear...!!!”
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  • “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular...!!!”
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  • “Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes...!!!”
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  • “Kindness is not a business...!!! True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions...!!!”
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  • “Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out...!!! Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort...!!!”
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  • “Help someone, you earn a friend...!!! Help someone too much, you make an enemy...!!!”
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  • “That's the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don't expect them or want them...!!!”
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  • “Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...!!!...!!!...!!!Don't allow his anger to become your anger...!!!”
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  • “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again...!!! Forgiving changes the perspectives...!!! Forgetting loses the lesson...!!!”
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  • “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions...!!! Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do...!!!”