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life lessons Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about life lessons
  1. #1
    “You see, I read all books on hunting published in English, French, and Russian. I have but one passion in my life, Mr. Rainsford, and it is the hunt.”
  2. #2
    “Perhaps our brightest hope for the future lies in the lessons of the past. The people who have come to this country have made America, in the words of one perceptive writer, ‘a heterogeneous race but a homogeneous nation.’ ”
  3. #3
    “There were many ways down Mount Fuji, according to my guidebook, but only one way up. Life lesson in that, I thought.”
  4. #4
    “Every struggle is a victory.”
  5. #5
    “What we learn in time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise.”
  6. #6
    “‘Trust people,’ he would tell me, ‘until they give you a reason not to. And then never turn your back.‘”
  7. #7
    “Let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”
  1. #8
    “Embrace your journey and look for the lessons. Believe in divine timing and know that what’s for you will not pass you.”
  2. #9
    “Maybe it was good that the world forgot every lesson, every good and bad memory, every triumph and failure, all of it dying with each generation. Perhaps this cultural amnesia spared them all. Perhaps if they remembered everything, hope would die instead.”
  3. #10
    “One thing I’ve learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.”
  4. #11
    “But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
  5. #12
    “I’m not really putting this very well. My point is this: This book contains precisely zero Important Life Lessons, or Little-Known Facts About Love, or sappy tear-jerking Moments When We Knew We Had Left Our Childhood Behind for Good, or whatever. And, unlike most books in which a girl gets cancer, there are definitely no sugary paradoxical single-sentence-paragraphs that you’re supposed to think are deep because they’re in italics. Do you know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about sentences like this:
    The cancer had taken her eyeballs, yet she saw the world with more clarity than ever before.
    Barf. Forget it. For me personally, things are in no way more meaningful because I got to know Rachel before she died. If anything, things are less meaningful. All right?”
  6. #13
    “We either learn to accept or we end up writing letters home with crayons.”
  7. #14
    “Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.”

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  1. #15
    “That lesson suggests that in the end, we can only find peace in our human lives by accepting the will of the universe.”
  2. #16
    “How disappointing would it be get to heaven and find out God created life to be enjoyed while all we did was worry?”
  3. #17
    “And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”
  4. #18
    “My life . . . in America had led me to feel . . . that the problem of human unity was more important than bread, more important than physical living itself.”
  5. #19
    “It was on reputedly disreputable Beale Street in Memphis that I had met the warmest, friendliest person I had ever known, that I discovered that all human beings were not mean.”
  6. #20
    “All humans make mistakes. What determine a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It is how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
  7. #21
    “One of the most powerful, though difficult, lessons we all need to learn on our spiritual pilgrimage is that even when bad things happen and we do not understand why, we can trust God to be present and working on our behalf.”
  8. #22
    “Volatility and change had been the watchwords of my life. If I had learned anything it was that it’s never the end of the world, no matter how bleak things can be.”
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