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15 People Share the Quotes They Live Their Lives By

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If you’re looking for some inspiration (or just some good old-fashioned humor) check out these 15 quotes people use to steer their lives.

#15. What you have not

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

#14. What have you got to lose?

“if you don’t ask, the answer is always no”

#13. Whole-ass

“I don’t fear the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks. I fear the man who has practiced one kick, ten thousand times.

-Bruce Lee

Or, if you prefer a more modern version

Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.

-Nick Offerman”

#12. Cook the steak

“You don’t win friends with salad.”

#11. Arm yourself

“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.” – Chinese Proverb”

#10. A water bill

“The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it.”

#9. Never normal

“one that ive always gone by is “Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly.” – Morticia Addams.”

#8. Drink, instead

“Don’t worry about things you can’t change.”

#7. Practice makes perfect

“It doesn’t get better, you just get better at it.”

Really gives me a solid foundation.”

#6. Why you’re built

“A ship is safe in a harbor, but that‘s not what ships are built for”

#5. Wisdom from ancient Rome

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

-Marcus Aurelius”

#4. Selling something

“Life is pain, whoever says different is selling something.”

#3. Good people

“Another one is

“Good people plant trees in which they will never sit in the shade of” or something to that effect.

I like to think it means that you should always consider the long term effects of what you’re doing and be less selfish.”

#2. The first time

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou”

#1. The one you feed

“An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.” -Author Unknown”