200 Life Lessons

For the most part, life is a huge mystery. You can spend 100 years on this planet and still feel lost. Perhaps if we all lived to be a million years old, we’d have time to become a much wiser version of ourselves. Since that’s not possible, the next best thing would probably be to learn from other people’s experiences.

These life lessons are from people of all walks of life. You may not have lived their life or experienced what they experienced but you can learn some of the important keys they took out of their experience and apply it to your own life in order to enrich it in some way or at least save you time from making the same mistakes they made.

Life is like a ball in the field, the ball doesn’t move unless the player kick it, so the same to life. Don’t allow people to control your life. Your life is in your hands. (Maya S., 27)

In life don’t compare yourself with other people. Just live your life according to your strategy and do not fake yourself for the sake of impressing others. (Lungile, 26)

Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed because having ups and downs are always part of it just like a roller coaster ride. (Lorena, 32)

When you’re trying to achieve something, or improve, remember that there are no limits, only expectations. Expect to do more, and more you will do. (Sahil, 14)

Life has taught me to always be myself. (Samio, 23)

There are no things or powers in life that can offer you a hand to your dreams except meeting new people who are better than you. You always can learn something from them. (Dmitry, 16)

You can’t be what you can’t see. If you see it… you will be it. (Paula, 52)
Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing. (Laurie, B., 52)

A challenge is only a new way to learn and grow. (Ryan, 13)

If your standing in the crowd, you’re doing something wrong. (Fred, 17)

The past has the potential of repeating itself. (Ernest, 31)

Past failures should never dictate who you are today or where you are going. (Jackie, 35)

People tolerate in life what they subject themselves to. (Kathleen C., 26)

Listen to your elders because they have lived regret. (Jason, 32)

Do not try so hard to fit in, because you were born to stand out! (Annielace, 53)

Don’t react fast. Respond only after you understand the situation. Don’t react if you can ignore. (Roli, 26)

The more I give of myself unconditionally the more I seem to receive. LIVING IS GIVING – GIVING IS LIVING. (Colin, 53)

The thing about monkeys on your back, is that, they may throw banana peels under your feet, causing you to slip, and inevitably, fall. (Anivid, 45)

Life’s a garden… dig it! (Harry B., 34)

I would say purposelessness is the root of all evil.. have a plan when u wake up in the morning. It’s amazing what u can achieve when you do. (Anonymous, 18)

Every mistake is a lesson to learn from. (Collin, 18)

Life is a school where you are taught all that you never knew. (Keyshia, 20)

Be honest all the time. (Alvie, 17)

Life is a commercial that will be over, but stay turned. Concentrate on the present and never worry about the future. (Clement, 20)

Live your life the way you want to and not the way others expect you to live. (Shiv, 28)

The older I get, the less I care about what others think of me. Therefore, the older I get, the more I enjoy life. (Michael M., 57)

One thing I learned from angry birds (the game); same moves give you same results.If you feel stuck in life simply change your move. (Majd, 33)

The most funniest thing in life is doing what people say, you can’t. (Nandhu, 22)

Between what happened and what will happen is our choice. So choose to be positive in everyday tasks. (Edwin J., 37)

Be willing to learn more about life in general. (Howard, 28)

Life moves on, don’t keep your problems. (Jake, 36)

It doesn’t matter how many times you fall; or how many paths you have to take just to get there. Get up and make changes; learn from the past. Act, Move, Learn beacuse no one can do that for you. (CRS, 29)

Never be afraid to fail because through failure comes success. (Shanterica B., 15)

Never live your life compared to someone else’s standards, because for one, you don’t know what their standards are, and secondly, you are not them. Everyone has their strong points, don’t ever downgrade your own. (Gabby, 23)

You have all the talents needed in your environment and that is why you were made to be there. Just a little confidence in being yourself and keep moving you will be awarded a big gift from the world (NJ, 17)

Things change as well as people, but that’s the thing about life. We must learn to deal with it. (JPC, 16)

Life is a fight, and even though it seems like you’re going to get knocked out, you must keep on fighting! (Frank, 17)

In everything that you do always give your 100% as if there’s no tomorrow. (Caloyski, 28)

The more you learn, the more you grow. The more you grow, the more you earn. The more you earn, the more happier you become. (Babukhan M., 40)

God determines your fate you determine your life’s road. For every road is a stepping stone. (Heather, C., 40)

Life is special, don’t waste a second of it. (Stephanie, P., 17)

Once you count your blessing, you will lack nothing. Be motivated at all times to do the wonderful things in life. (Somveer S., 40)

From King Solomon: This too shall pass. (Tapasya, 28)

You can never be happy if you’ve never been sad. (Matt, 19)

Always empty your cup, always ask for more knowledge so you will be able to help yourself and others. (Ameen, 26)

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. (Annu, 30)

Never just sit and dream. Set your dream and chase it ’till you make it. Never think of giving up.(Nelson, 20)

Life is a game of Chess, learn to play it wisely. (Dars M., 23)

Life is playing a game of Chess with God. After Every move of yours , he makes the next move. Your move is called CHOICES and his moves are called CONSEQUENCES. (Vivek, 33)

I’ve learn that loving someone doesn’t always mean keeping them. Sometimes, it also means you have to let them go. (MJ, 28)

If you want to love people, never judge them. (Ashutosh, 25)

If you don’t commit to anything, don’t commit, but once you do commit, don’t live in the middle. (Bala K.)

The purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose. With no reason to get up in the morning life can start to really get you down. Watch out retirees! Make sure you retire to something instead of from something. (Ricky K., 33)

Winners don’t count the days,they make the days count. (Harshal, 20)

Don’t get a job doing what you love because you will learn to hate what you loved. Instead find something that allows you to do what you love during your downtime. (Jon S., 26)

Live a life of purpose and love. (Anonymous, 37)

A winner must first know what losing is like. Without failure, there is no success. (Chima O., 30)

Life is a journey. Keep walking until you reach your goals. Keep walking. (Oscar, 27)

I had my children very young and if I have managed to teach them half of what they half taught me, then I have done a good job! (Marisela, 35)

Life is the reflection of your thoughts, so generate pure thoughts to make life beautiful. (Sarita, 25)

Don’t let trouble, trouble you, until trouble troubles you. (Joe A., 52)

We regret day and night but overcoming those regret is not that easy. (Aarushi, 14)

Never follow the traveled path, because it will take you where others has been. Create your own path to be followed by others. (Somveer P., 40)

Watch out because what goes around, really does come back around. (Anonymous, 18)

The day you will stop looking yourself from others eyes,you can achieve whatever you want. (Vineet, 20)

Life is what I make it, so mind how I take it (react to it)…I believe God will allow us to keep going through the lesson until we pass it in His eyes. (Javonna, 39)

Live in the moment; even if that means doing nothing. (HG, 15)

You make your own purpose and trust with good intentions that it is the reason for your existence. (Courtney, 23)

Years at school will seem short compared to a life time of minimum wage jobs. Get a good education, and achieve your dreams! (Anonymous)

It’s better to be a man people jealous over rather than the one who gets jealous. (Ian I., 25)

One thing I learned from the past since my mom died is; to stay strong from the Lord, because God is the God of all comfort. (Shawn, 23)

Never forget those that gave you a helping hand, someday you will need them again. (Ada, 22)

Past records count for nothing when the race starts. (Henry, 23)

If you have the choice to be right or kind, always pick kind! (Kate, 55)

Don’t waste your time while you’re still young and fresh. Behave well … go to school and concentrate taking a good education. Education is the best investment and tool to find a better job – your dream. So, let your dreams come true. (Lynn C., 26)

Our background and things we did may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. (John C., 21)

When you fall for a guy never, ever move to fast because he will only hurt you in the end. (Leisha, 16)

I have lived through something so terrible I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. But through that experience I’ve learned to forgive all that was done and go on with life because I was strong enough to pull myself through without hurting myself or others around me. (Rachel, 17)

it’s the result of life. (Farshad, 26)

Take the stairs. There is no elevator. (Anonymous)

Keep your chin up and you will succeed. (Gabster, 11)

Nothing changes if nothing changes. (Gina, 53)

Work for the job you want, not the job you have. (Zac, 25)

Life is not about winning, it’s about not giving up. (Siddharth, 19)

Passion is the overflow of what we are gifted in. (Buick, 37)

Money can’t buy you love or true happiness, but it can give you choices. (Tony, 42)

Always demand the impossible, dare to start that dream. (Chris Y., 26)

Do what you can for others since you know what you can do for yourself. (Nana, K., 29)

Always tell an obstacle that you are bigger than it by overcoming it. (Chuks O., 25)

Don’t try to be popular, its no ones calling. (Joe, 47)

We all start as beginners, but progress at different rates. (Miguel S., 11)

To have a long lasting relationship with anybody; always look out for their strengths and less at their weakness. (Will, 24)

Do not waste your time looking for a star to shine into your life; instead, make yourself a star to shine into your own life. (Manuel J., 20)

Love what you do, do what you love. (Soni, 33)

A teacher is nothing but a clever student. (Mohammed M., 62)

Do what you want to do and don’t let other opinions change that. (Filbert, 15)

No one gets out alive, and there is no U-haul at the end of a funeral procession – so, leave the best of you behind. (Tom, 59)

Life is beautiful. Self belief, love, and faith will make you live life without tension and worries. (Aushi, 25)

The more obstacles you overcome, the stronger you become. (Kalu C., 33)

In life, you get as many chances as you are will to take. (Monica M. 27)

kEep moVing forWard! (Kamla, 12)

Always aim high and aspire big but in the process remain practical, to be happy. (Mukul, 26)

Be Cool, Be Calm, Be Brave, Be Wise, Just Be. (Nathier G, 30)

No one can make you feel anything you don’t want to. (Jennifer K., 28)

You’re never too old to follow your dreams whatever they may be. (Julie S., 55)

Life is like an ice cream. Enoy it before it melts so make your each day happy and free. (Chirag, 23)

A smile is one of the few contagious things that you should spread. So spread it to everyone! (Marcie W., 27)

We regret more about the things we didn’t do than the things we did do. Get out of yourself and just do it. (Will W., 36)

Never be too proud to ask for help (especially for directions, ahem). (Ashley V., 23)

It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it. (Geolabious, 22)

Love yourself first. (Simphiwe M., 21)

If you can do what you love for a living, life will be a lot less stressful and a hell of a lot more fun. (Lisa B., 41)

If you spend your life, respecting others, all in good taste, doing your real best and by doing this reaching your potential, but most importantly spending life loving others, even the difficult ones, who teach us, and being loved, that’s truly a rich life. (Ciara, 19)

Perseverance will make you great. (Anbu, 50)

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. (Gary, 45)

If you’re not willing to fight and die for your own life you’re never gonna be able to fully live. (Juan, 17)

Enjoy life and cherish it. Remember the good times, the bad times, and worse times, because each one has made you a better person and has made you grow. (Matthew A., 23)

When you desire to learn about forgiveness and unconditional love, the only teacher you need is your dog. (Sharon, 27)

Success is a game. The more you play the more you win. The more you win the more successfully you can play the game. (Durga, 40)

I know everything is possible and achievable. (Enoch, 33)

Life is full of fun if you learn to play with difficulties. (Mayank C., 24)

If you can laugh together, you can work together. (Yuvraj K., 25)

The word “Family” rarely ends up meaning blood related, and usually ends up becoming who we allow them to be. (Celeste, 29)

Some people negate the fact that life is a two way street, cant have good without evil, no love without hate, and no truth without lies. (Colby J., 19)

Life is like a bicycle with one wheel in front of the other. You leave tire marks of the past behind. You might break sometimes and even have a flat tire. But you never run out of gas. (Amanda, 19)

Whenever you achieve your best, take a moment to congratulate yourself, then aim to go one better. Nobody will be the best at everything they try but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try your best at everything. (Anna, 17)

Mind over matter. Matter is an illusion. What matters is mind. (Yeshe D., 62)

Accept people as they are. (Anish B., 34)

Do not find the reason to smile, just find the way. (Gaurav M., 24)

Many ask about the purpose of life but there are few who know that the purpose is in living itself. (Rishabh S., 19)

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy. (Ayesha, 15)

Don’t always live with the all-or-nothing attitude.Often something small is better than nothing at all. (Anonymous, 15)

Even if being yourself pisses people off, be you. Do not let your fears of not being everyone’s friend stop you. Don’t let it stop you from being the true you. Once you find yourself and learn to live with yourself, you will find where you belong. (Alex G., 17)

Dream big dreams, believe in yourself, trust in God, and work hard so that those dreams can be a reality. (Natalia, 20)

Change is the only pemanant thing in life. (Malik, 28)

When you make the friends of your life, you’ll know them because they won’t judge you when you screw up, they won’t complain when you whine to them, and they won’t attempt to comfort you when you’re inconsolable. They’ll tell it to you straight up, no lies. And when you’re starving, they’ll sit there, grin, and eat the very last bag of Cheetos. (Maddie F., 12)

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in each day; let’s make the most of it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Believe the impossible and it will come to pass. (Tara S., 39)

With hope and hardwork anything can be achieved. Don’t be afraid with results, it will come with the whole process of commitment and persistence. (Dinesh B., 40)

Stop blaming others, stop complaining, stop comparing yourself with others for everything that happens in your life. You just have to stand up and show the world that your are born to win. We all are wonderful the way we are. (Sahsi, 17)

I learned how to live my own dreams when I encouraged my son to follow his. (Shenetta, 37)

The harder the challenge the sweeter the victory. The higher the climb the sweeter the View. Your greatest problem is your greatest chlallenge which is your greatest opportunity. (Ari, 18)

You’re beautiful. Society is the ugly one. (Mary, 26)

Never change your beliefs because someone else wants you to. Change them only because you want to. (Izer, 23)

In this life there is no person called loser, but there are people who started from zero and stayed there. (Rowaishan, 24)

Always put yourself in the other’s shoes, if it hurts you, it probably hurts the other too. (Shashank, 19)

Everyone has skeletons in their closets or personal demons they fight but don’t let that stop you from being successful. (Matthew A., 23)

The greatest lesson I have learned is to walk in someone else’s shoes. This expands our moral awareness. (Jahlion T., 17)

Don’t ever fret, just forget all the things that you regret because in the end, it’s the past. Don’t live the next day like your last. (Danielle, 23)

We don’t have to do anything – we always have a choice. (Tim W., 38)

Fall in Love with the Creator of the Universe! He is also your Savior. He knows you because He made you. It’s not about religion it’s about relationship. (Cythnia, 49)

I learned that life can sometimes be pretty tough but without these challenges, it wouldn’t be called life. The down’s in life make the up’s much more enjoyable. (Mary, 49)

The best feeling in the world is getting paid to do what you love to do. (Laozhang, 36)

As people we tend to worry about the things that don’t matter and forget about the things that do. Enjoy your life to the fullest because you never know when it’s going to end. So smile more, love more and enjoy more. Dueling on things just ruins your life. Being mad or upset with others for things they have done is just a waste of your energy. You can’t change the past or the mistakes. You can only change your future. (Brian A.)

Live your life how you want to live it, not how people want you to live your life. (Danielle, 17)

Time keeps moving, whether you are or not. (Dakota S., 16)

Be happy with yourself. Dont let anyone control you and your decisions in your life. You only live one time. Make the best of it. Always have God with you. (Princesita, 27)

It surely takes a lotta patience to be patient. (Jules, 35)

Do not try to be other people. (Ashwini K., 24)

The more you get hurt the stronger you get. (BB, 21)

My life experience is that I am learning to become more of myself rather than comparing myself with other people. Other people expect me to be like them, but I don’t want to be like them, I just want to be more of myself and to accept myself for who I am. (Sharon N., 39)

Life is a journey full of obstacles. (Jason, 17)

Review your mistakes committed everyday and promise not to repeat it again.(Pran, 25)

If it’s out of your control, why fret about it? (Stacy, 24)

Make Jesus your best friend. With faith, let Him guide and direct you in all you do. It’s guaranteed to work that way. (Ras’Mel, 46)

Failures may be so hurtful and disappointing, knowing you did your best in everything. But it doesn’t mean life must end there. Stand up and live. Keep the Spirit and confidence. Be strong and Keep your faith by making the best out of it. For everything happens for a reason, a reason to teach you and correct you and a reason to bring the strength in you. (Florskie, 26)

Don’t let things happen in your life. Instead make it happen. (Ashok S., 27)

Never regret, if it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. (Stacey, 33)

You will feel that life was too short even if you live to 150 years old. So please don’t waste you time, it will never come again. (Irfan B., 23)

When you stand on what you believe in, you can change the world. (Gagan L., 24)

Many people go through life jealously guarding a jewel that nobody wants. Share generously and it comes back to you many times over. (Madam Mel, 67)

Enjoy life because we might not have the chance to do it tomorrow. (Ash, 17)

It’s not important how much time is being wasted; what’s important is what you do with the time that you have. (Wa, 31)

Be sure you know you deserve to be loved, be happy, healthy and wealthy. If you don’t think yourself worthy, ask “why?” and find the ridiculousness in the answer. (Bogdan, 24)

Smile. Because somewhere it’s making someone happy…and pissing someone off at the same time. (Matthew, 20)

There are very few things in life worth ever really getting upset about. (Innessa, K., 19)

Stop trying to impress people by being someone you’re not because in the end, you’ll lose yourself. (Anonymous)

Life is what you make of it, so I mind how I react to it. I believe God will allow me to keep going through the lesson until I pass it in his eyes. (Marsha, 42)

Don’t care what others think of you, and you will save yourself a lot of mental energy that instead can be used to push you towards success. (Neil, 19)

Impossibility is what nobody can until somebody does it. (Masak, 26)

Give your best in whatever situation you face in life so that you don’t have to be surprised of the best you get from life. (Mayuresh, D., 22)

When you get a second chance in life, do not regret, hold it with both bands and make things happen. Nothing is impossible until you decide to stop trying! (Anonymous, 20)

There is no alternative to hard work. (Babesri, 32)

In life, nothing is certain and nothing is perfect. Just rise above the challenge. (Star, 32)

Learning to live stress free and without negative thoughts, is the key to staying positive. The key to staying positive, is living through a lifetime of stressful and negative situations with a positive outlook. (Mark, 52)

What you think upon… grows! You’ll attract more of what you focus upon.. positive or negative.. It’s your choice. Focus on what you have and what’s right, not on what you don’t have and what’s wrong… And say thank you for what you have as often as possible.. it will change your life! (Kalf G., 42)

If you see a rule that isn’t good, don’t follow it, reach the TOP and then change it. (Dimps, 30)

I’ve learned that the contentment of life isn’t about what people have to say about you, sometimes we have to be satisfied with what we think we are, be it good or bad. We should not put our happiness in someone else’s satisfaction. (Anonymous)

Even a snake’s a saint unless stepped upon. Learn to forgive people who hurt you, hate is like holding onto burning coal. (James, 32)

If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done. (JD Houston, 42)

Love yourself without condition. (Sally, 38)

I have taken noticed that the deeper I know about myself, the clearer I understand others. (Sambo, 25)

Pay your bills on time. (Maya M., 28)

Life is always simple.. but WE make it ‘complicated’ by our complex thoughts. (Aditi, 21)

The youths are always learning, pass on what you can before it dies. (Elijah V., 86)

Avoid pulling all-nighters. They’re no fun and too much Red Bull is no good for you. (David S., 20)

Tomorrow is a desire, not a promise. (DJ W., 31)

Life’s too short to worry about the mistakes you make. Just be proud of who you are and live to please nobody but yourself. Just live life like there’s no tomorrow. (Anonymous, 16)

What a wonderful feeling to be alive. To be able to see the sun shinning and to be able to make something positive happen for us, our family, our community and/or our friends. (Juan J., 38)

Life is like a river flowing, if you don’t swim against the current it will take your against your hopes. (Thatayaone, M., 27)

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