Life lesson quotes

Life lesson quotes: Some of the most important life lesson quotes are learned the hard way. It is best to learn from the experiences of others instead of going through things yourself. Wherever you are in life, it pays to learn from those who have the experience to teach. The more you learn, the better person you become. You’ll avoid mistakes and focus more of your energy on succeeding in life.

Life lesson quotes

“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.”

“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.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“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.”

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”

“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”

“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.”

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”

“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

“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.”

“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”

“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.”

“You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.”

“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”

“If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.”

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”

“Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.”

“Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.”

“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.”

“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.”

“People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.”

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”


“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

“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.”

“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.”


“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

“Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.”

“Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.”

“If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”

“The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.”

“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.”

“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.”

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.”

“[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn’t make you nice, it just makes you a liar.”

“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”

“You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.”

“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”

“Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.”

“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”

“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.”

“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.”

“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”

“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.”

“I don’t care what you say to me. I care what you share with me.”

“The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.”

“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.”

“Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.”

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”

“You are in charge of your own happiness; you don’t need to wait for other people’s permission to be happy.”

“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.”

“Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”

“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.”