100 Quotes About Life Lesson

Our lives are a series of lessons, and we can’t always be aware of them. Some lessons come easy and others remain a mystery. Some lessons will play out for us in a few minutes and some can take years. But no matter how much time passes, these life-lesson quotes will show you how to learn from them so you can become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

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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. C. Joybell C.
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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 . Paulo Coelho
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels...
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Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. Roy T. Bennett
[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone...
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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. Jenny Oconnell
Do what you love, love what you do, and with...
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Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it. Roy T. Bennett
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So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. E.a. Bucchianeri
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Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. Roy T. Bennett
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
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Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue). Jess C. Scott
Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live...
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Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love–be there for others–bring a little light into someone's day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest. Roy T. Bennett
Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of...
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Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love! Stieg Larsson
Most of us must learn to love people and use...
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Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Jocelyn Soriano
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly....
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If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it. C.s. Lewis
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Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone. Haruki Murakami
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The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second. Aberjhani
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Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes! Jocelyn Soriano
There's no need to wait for the bad things and...
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There's no need to wait for the bad things and bullshit to be over. Change now. Love now. Live now. Don't wait for people to give you permission to live, because they won't. Kris Carr
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If you don't know what you want, you'll never find it. If you don't know what you deserve, you'll always settle for less. You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here. Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine! Rob Liano
I know I'm not going to be in your head...
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I know I'm not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I'll be forever in your heart.  Crystal Woods
It is our wounds that create in us a desire...
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It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams. Jocelyn Soriano
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No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. Haruki Murakami
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The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you. Peter Shaffer
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
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We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. Roy T. Bennett
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Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. Roy T. Bennett
Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Roy T. Bennett
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Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett
Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you,...
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Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them. Roy T. Bennett
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Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Roy T. Bennett
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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. C. Joybell C.
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your...
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Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind....
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Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. Roy T. Bennett
The past is a place of reference, not a place...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
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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. . C. Joybell C.
Success is not how high you have climbed, but how...
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Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. Roy T. Bennett
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be...
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Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Roy T. Bennett
Always remember people who have helped you along the way,...
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Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up. Roy T. Bennett
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.
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Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. Roy T. Bennett
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Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey. Roy T. Bennett
Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer...
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Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. Roy T. Bennett
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can...
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You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it. Roy T. Bennett
Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find...
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Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are. Roy T. Bennett
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and...
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Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes. Roy T. Bennett
Do Not Lie to Yourself We have to be honest...
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Do Not Lie to Yourself 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. Roy T. Bennett
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
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Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. Roy T. Bennett
Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.
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Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes. Roy T. Bennett
Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness,...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in...
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Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions. Roy T. Bennett
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go...
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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. Roy T. Bennett
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more...
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Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. Roy T. Bennett
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful...
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Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. Roy T. Bennett
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that...
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Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. Roy T. Bennett
If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and...
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If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it. Roy T. Bennett
The strongest people find the courage and caring to help...
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The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Roy T. Bennett
Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and...
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Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Haruki Murakami
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It's never too late to change your life for the better. You don't have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life. Roy T. Bennett
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The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow. Roy T. Bennett
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Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait: Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting. Roy T. Bennett
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You Are the Master of Your AttitudeYou 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. Roy T. Bennett
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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. Steve Maraboli
Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow...
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Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to. Roy T. Bennett
If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't...
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If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there. Roy T. Bennett
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never...
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Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning. Roy T. Bennett
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last...
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Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. Roy T. Bennett
Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.
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Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. Roy T. Bennett
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Don't JustDon't just learn, experience. Don't just read, absorb. Don't just change, transform. Don't just relate, advocate. Don't just promise, prove. Don't just criticize, encourage. Don't just think, ponder. Don't just take, give. Don't just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do. Don't just hear, listen. Don't just talk, act. Don't just tell, show. Don't just exist, live. Roy T. Bennett
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You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given. Roy T. Bennett
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Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible. Roy T. Bennett
A smile puts you on the right track. A smile...
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A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life. Roy T. Bennett
Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but...
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Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they're blessings or lessons. Roy T. Bennett
You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason...
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You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes. Roy T. Bennett
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Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied. Roy T. Bennett
You don't have to disrespect and insult others simply to...
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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. Red Haircrow
Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.
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Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities. Roy T. Bennett
It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There...
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It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain. Roy T. Bennett
Discipline Your Mind to Think Positively: Discipline your mind to...
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Discipline Your Mind to Think Positively: Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. Roy T. Bennett
When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.
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When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful. Roy T. Bennett
Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings,...
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Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else's. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own. Roy T. Bennett
Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons...
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Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter. Roy T. Bennett
Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching, and...
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Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching, and doing as you say you would do. Roy T. Bennett
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You don’t have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated. Roy T. Bennett
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Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen. Roy T. Bennett
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It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness. Roy T. Bennett
Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and...
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Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right. Roy T. Bennett
Good people see the good and bring out the best...
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Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people. Roy T. Bennett
Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.
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Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance. Roy T. Bennett
Do not let the roles you play in life make...
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Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget who you are. Roy T. Bennett
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who...
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Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength. Roy T. Bennett
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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. . C. Joybell C.
Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is...
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Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life. Roy T. Bennett
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It is difficult to live in and enjoy the moment when you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You cannot change your past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about your future. Learn from the past, plan for the future. The more you live in and enjoy the present moment, the happier you will be. Roy T. Bennett
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Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you firstly create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around. Roy T. Bennett
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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 Paula Hawkins
Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people...
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Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure–learn the lessons and adapt from it. Roy T. Bennett