Quotes About Life Lessons

Quotes tagged as "life-lessons" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
Shannon L. Alder
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Joss Whedon
“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”
Joss Whedon

C. JoyBell C.
“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right. Black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right. Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren't either! Most things in the world aren't black, aren't white, aren't wrong, aren't right, but most of everything is just different. And now I know that there's nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don't have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey. And when I was a child, I thought that God was the God who only saw black and white. Now that I am no longer a child, I can see, that God is the God who can see the black and the white and the grey, too, and He dances on the grey! Grey is okay.”
C. JoyBell C.

Erol Ozan
“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan

Paulo Coelho
“I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body.”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Jonas Jonasson
“Things are what they are, and whatever will be, will be.”
Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jodi Picoult
“You know, the mind is a remarkable thing. Just because you can't see the wound doesn't mean it isn't hurting. It scars all the time, but it heals.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact

“No matter how much experience you have, there’s always something new you can learn and room for improvement.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“هذه رسالة لكاتب مكسيسي اسمه "جوني ولش" كتبها على لسان دمية لماركيز سنة 1999 وقت أن كان ماركيز يصارع السرطان


"لو شاء الله.. أن يهبني شيئا من حياة أخرى فسوف أستثمرها بكل قواي. ربما لن أقول كل ما أفكر به لكنى حتما سأفكر في كل ما سأقوله. سأمنح الأشياء قيمتها، لا لما تمثله، بل لما تعنيه. سأنام قليلا، وأحلم كثيرا، مدركا أن كل لحظة نغلق فيها أعيننا تعنى خسارة ستين ثانية من النور. سأسير فيما يتوقف الآخرون، وسأصحو فيما الكل نيام.. لو شاء ربى أن يهبني حياة أخرى، فسأرتدي ملابس بسيطة وأستلقي على الأرض، لا عاري الجسد فحسب، وإنما عاري الروح أيضا. سأبرهن للناس كم يخطئون عندما يعتقدون أنهم لن يكونوا عشاقا متى شاخوا، دون أن يدروا أنهم يشيخون إذا توقفوا عن العشق.

وتابع يقول: "للطفل سأعطى الأجنحة، لكنى سأدعه يتعلم التحليق وحده، وللكهول سأعلمهم أن الموت لا يأتي مع الشيخوخة بل بفعل النسيان، لقد تعلمت منكم الكثير أيها البشر.. تعلمت أن الجميع يريد العيش في قمة الجبل غير مدركين أن سر السعادة تكمن في تسلقه. تعلمت أن المولود الجديد حين يشد على إصبع أبيه للمرة الأولى فذلك يعنى أنه أمسك بها إلى الأبد. تعلمت أن الإنسان يحق له أن ينظر من فوق إلى الآخر، فقط حين يجب أن يساعده على الوقوف، تعلمت منكم أشياء كثيرة! لكن قلة منها ستفيدني، لأنها عندما ستوضع في حقيبتي أكون أودع الحياة. قل دائما ما تشعر به وأفعل ما تفكر فيه.. لو كنت أعرف أنها المرة الأخيرة التي أراك فيها نائمة، لضممتك بقوة بين ذراعي ولتضرعت إلى الله أن يجعلني حارسا لروحك. لو كنت أعرف أنها الدقائق الأخيرة التي أراك فيها، لقلت "أحبك"، ولتجاهلت - بخجل - أنك تعرفين ذلك.

واستطرد: "هناك دوما غدا، والحياة تمنحنا الفرصة لنفعل الأفضل، لكن لو أنى مخطئ وهذا هو يومي الأخير، أحب أن أقول كم أحبك، وأنني لن أنساك أبدا. لأن الغد ليس مضمونا، لا للشاب ولا للعجوز. ربما تكون في هذا اليوم المرة الأخيرة التي ترى فيها أولئك الذين تحبهم. فلا تنتظر أكثر، تصرف اليوم لأن الغد قد لا يأتي، ولابد أن تندم على اليوم الذي لم تجد فيه الوقت من أجل ابتسامة أو عناق أو قبلة أو أنك كنت مشغولا كي ترسل لهم أمنية أخيرة.

حافظ بقربك على من تحب، اهمس في أذنهم بأنك بحاجة إليهم، أحببهم واهتم بهم، وخذ ما يكفى من الوقت لتقول لهم عبارات مثل: أفهمك، سامحني، من فضلك، شكرا، وكل كلمات الحب التي تعرفها. لن يتذكرك أحد من أجل ما تضمر من أفكار، فأطلب من الرب القوة والحكمة للتعبير عنها. وبرهن لأصدقائك ولأحبائك كم هم مهمون لديك".”
John Welch

Steve Maraboli
“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Be where you are, stop over-thinking, and focus on what you are doing.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Jennifer Egan
“Like all failed experiments, that one taught me something I didn’t expect: one key ingredient of so-called experience is the delusional faith that it is unique and special, that those included in it are privileged and those excluded from it are missing out.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Iain S. Thomas
“Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are”
Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Bohdi Sanders
“Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.”
Bohdi Sanders, The Secrets of Worldly Wisdom: Your Key to Unlocking Success

Mel Brooks
“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.”
Mel Brooks

Oscar Wilde
“If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first.”
Oscar Wilde

Kelly Cutrone
“When you're following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”
Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

“Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, change your thoughts to what could go right. When you change the negative thought into a positive one, it eliminates the negative one.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Nalini Singh
“Emotion without reason lets people walk all over you; reason without emotion is a mask for cruelty.”
Nalini Singh, Archangel's Kiss

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.”
Emery Allen

“Your Life Is Happening Right Now: Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Dale Carnegie
“Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Be careful the stories you're telling yourself about your current circumstances; a head full of negative thoughts has no space for positive ones.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“If you have kindness in your heart, you offer acts of kindness to touch the hearts of others wherever you go—whether they are random or planned. Kindness becomes a way of life.”
Roy T. Bennett

“You attract who you are being. When you work at being the type of person that you want to attract, you attract those kinds of people into your life.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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