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10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life
We have all stumbled upon a quote that seems to speak to our soul. It’s an inspiring, emotional and enlightening moment when you can read someone else’s words and feel like they are speaking directly to you and your situation. Best of all, some of the most powerful quotes come from people who you’d never expect to share such pearls of wisdom, making a good quote that much more of a treasure to find.
Now that you’re hopefully feeling a little inspired to read some famous words, here’s my list of the top 10 quotes that have helped to shape my life. Have they helped to shape yours, too?
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
This is probably the most motivating quote that has inspired me to pursue my dreams. Knowing that tomorrow is never a guarantee pushes me to want to live every day to the fullest.
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon
This is a great quote that my mom always said to me growing up, as she happened to be a Beatles fan. Her message to me was to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and instead focus on my own path in life.
“Keep calm and carry on.” ~ Winston Churchill
I have struggled with anxiety and often would get overwhelmed and stressed out over the little things in life. Telling myself this quote everyday really helps me get through the tough times and helps me not to sweat over the small stuff.
“Never give in and never give up.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
I have always been a resilient person and I believe this quote sums that up for me. To never allow anything to keep you down and to remember to always pick yourself back up in life.
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ~ Anne Frank
The compassion in this quote is really in the author who wrote it. As a fan of reading the Anne Frank Diaries in grade school, you really can’t help but be inspired by her courage.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
As a dreamer by nature, this quote has a special place in my heart. It is with this saying that I have the courage to pursue my dreams.
“Treat Others How You Want to Be Treated” ~ Author Unknown
This is a quote I always heard my parents tell me growing up as a kid. It is one of those life lessons that, now being a mom, I get to instill in my child.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton
I absolutely adore this quote, as I grew up listening to country music. This is one of the first quotes that really made me think about its meaning, but once I understood the validity of it, I use it on a weekly basis.
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” ~Linda Poindexter
This is probably one of my all-time favorite quotes given my passion for photography. It is definitely a creative and meaningful statement.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle
I am only recently discovering the profoundness of this famous quote, as it has taken me years to really get to know myself. I am still learning and growing as a person!
Is one of these 10 quotes your absolute favorite? Or do you have another to share? Let us know by commenting below!