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41 Supremely Wise Life Lessons From Everyday People

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1.

“You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

2.

“It costs nothing to be positive. And it changes things for the better.”

3.

“If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.”

4.

“There’s always some truth behind ‘just kidding,’ knowledge behind ‘I don’t know,’ emotion behind ‘I don’t care,’ and pain behind: ‘It’s okay.’ So pay close attention to how people feel.”

5.

“One of the hardest lessons in life to learn is figuring out which bridges to cross and which to burn.”

6.

“People are going to talk no matter what you do, so you might as well give them something to talk about.”

7.

“The most painful and worst possible types of goodbyes are the ones that are never said, or never explained.”

8.

“Nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect. Nobody has it easy, everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So pause before you start judging, criticizing, or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.”

9.

“Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive.”

10.

“The best thing in life is finding someone who knows about all your flaws and still thinks you’re completely amazing.”

11.

“Nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect. Nobody has it easy, everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So pause before you start judging, criticizing, or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.”

12.

“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”

13.

“Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.”

14.

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your hear broken probably more than once. You too will break some hearts so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame new loves for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much and love like you’ve never been hurt. Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. Life is too short to let it pass by. Live it to the fullest!”

15.

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

16.

“One thing is for sure: Regardless of the situation, life goes on.”

17.

“A harsh fact of life: Bad things do happen to good people.”

18.

“Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.”

19.

“The best revenge is happiness, because nothing drives your adversaries more insane than seeing you smiling and living a good life.”

20.

“Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier.”

21.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

22.

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.”

23.

“If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.”

24.

“Just because one person doesn’t seem to care for you, doesn’t mean you should forget about everyone else who does.”

25.

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”

26.

“Throughout your lifetime, the most difficult choice you will ever have to make is deciding whether you should let go, or hold on a little longer.”

27.

“Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you.”

28.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.”

29.

“If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.”

30.

“Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your true friends in life. They are the only ones who matter.”

31.

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”

32.

“Silence is often the loudest cry. Pay attention to those you care about.”

33.

“Making a million friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a friend who will stand by you when millions are against you.”

34.

“The most painful thing isn’t to be alone, but to be forgotten by someone you can’t forget.”

35.

“When people ask me what the meaning of life is, I tell them that it’s to give life meaning.”

36.

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

37.

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”

38.

“Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.”

39.

“Never struggle to chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.”

40.

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

41.

“The most beautiful thing is to see a person you love smiling. And even more beautiful is knowing you are the reason behind it.” TC mark

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