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Quotes about Life Lessons - Life Lesson Quotes

A life lesson can be painful, but sometimes that is the only way to learn and grow. I hope these quotes about life lessons are helpful to you.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

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Life Lessons

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
- Michelle Obama

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors.
History is written by the survivors.
- Max Lerner

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
- Mark Twain

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas Edison

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

I've chosen my life - now I want to start living it.
- the character Bella in Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Failure does not exist. Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how a certain act should have been completed. Once you believe that no act must be performed in any specific other-directed way, then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
- William James

Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes
and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
- Dolly Parton

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready
-. Henry David Thoreau

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Play with life, laugh with life, dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles, with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed
suffering. The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair." Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be. Demanding that life meet our expectations is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence. Life is a game with no rules. Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions. Our only path to happiness lies in being open to receiving whatever life throws at us - with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives mean exactly what we say they mean - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning - no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life just happens - enjoy it anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is unknowable.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We climb the steps to nowhere - always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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