Sayings About Life - What People Have Learned About Life, Love and Other Good Stuff

by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez
by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez

I've learned that I should make the little decisions with my head and the big decisions with my heart. - age 52

I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something. - age 46

I've learned that to love and be loved is the greatest joy in the world. - age 78


Pierre Auguste Cot - Spring (1873)
Pierre Auguste Cot - Spring (1873)

I've learned that lying in the green grass of an empty field makes you feel so good. - age 14

I've learned that you shouldn't expect life's very best if you're not giving it your very best. - age 51

I've learned that deciding whom you marry is the most important decision you'll ever make. - age 95

I've learned that if you put a June bug down a girl's dress, she goes crazy. - age 6

I've learned that you can't hug your kids too much. - age 54

I've learned that if you depend on others to make you happy, you'll be endlessly disappointed. - age 60

I've learned that children are the best teachers of creativity, persistence and unconditional love. - age 37

I've learned that you should keep your promises no matter what. - age 81


I've learned that you should fill your life with experiences, not excuses. - age 51

I've learned that you can never have too many friends. - age 16

I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. - age 51

I've learned that if you wait until all conditions are perfect before you act, you'll never act. - age 64

I've learned that goldfish don't like Jell-O. - age 5

I've learned that I cannot expect others to solve my problems - age 26

I've learned that if you care, it shows. - age 50

I've learned that it's just as important to forget a wrong as it is to remember a kindness. - age 72

I've learned that love will break your heart, but it's worth it. - age 24

I've learned that you should treasure your children for what they are, not for what you want them to be. - age 39

I've learned that you can be in love with four girls at the same time. - age 9

I've learned that it's never too late to improve yourself. - age 85

I've learned that a good feeling gets even better when it's shared. - age 14

I've learned that if love isn't taught in the home, it's difficult to learn it anywhere else. - age 51

I've learned that it's better not to wait for a crisis to discover what's important in your life. - age 45

I've learned that trust is the single most important factor in both personal and professional relationships. - age 20

I've learned that you shouldn't do anything that wouldn't make your mother proud. - age 51


I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. - age 92


What have you learned?

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Anonymous  6 years ago

I thought that this was a great hub. It clearly shows the way people think as they grow older.

I feel inspired to follow these teachings and even create my own. Excellent hub.


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Anonymous :) I agree, just reading these wise teachings lifts my spirits, and makes us eager to learn.

If you do create your own, let us know with a comment, I would be more than happy to see them, and I'm sure others would be interested as well.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State

I’ve learned that life is hard, cruel, unjust, terrifying and bad things happen, but I have also learned that the hard times build up your strength, the cruelty in some brings out the sincerity in others, the unjust times make you aware of others and the effect they have on you and you have on them, the terrifying times put you in a position to face and conquer your fears and each bad thing and bad day makes you appreciate the good things and good days, that much more. Life is worth every minute of every single day.

Love the Hub! We should never forget we will never know everything there is to learn in this life. Rated Up...And welcome to Hub Pages!


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

I have learned if the mountain was smooth you could not climb it.

Enjoyed the hub. Voted it up.


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

@ H.C Porter - that is very true, and I couldn't have said it better myself. It reminds me of what my English teacher taught me with the book "Heart of Darkness". You have to fall into the darkness before you can come out into the light.

Thanks for the comment, and the welcome!

@ samboiam - correct me if I'm wrong, but is that referring to not avoiding your obstacles? If so I would have to agree. I actually wrote a paper on how the overcoming of obstacles promotes growth and maturity. I think that ties in to that notion.

Thanks for the comment :)


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

I loved this.

...and on a side note, I now know what NOT to feed my goldfish.

I've learned that "where ever you go, there you are."


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Who would have thought that they didn't like jell-o, eh Ixxy? Haha :P Thanks for stopping by


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Rockstarhobbo 6 years ago

I think this is an awesome hub that should be shared among everyone, it helps to provide interactions among them.

At the age of 18, I've learn about maturity and life.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub! Love the August Cot painting - don't see that chosen very often - excellent choice and the content is outstanding!


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks rockstar! I hope at least a few people got these sayings shared around!

Thank you as well, Goldie! I happened to have stumbled upon that painting as I was writing the Hub, and I thought it would be a great addition to the article. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)


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Highvoltagewriter 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

That "hub" made my day! Welcome to Hubpages you have hit the ground running!


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much Highvoltagewriter! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window...

I'm bookmarking this. I enjoyed reading every bit of it, and may need to read them again from time to time. Great hub. :)


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Becca! You are quite right, re-reading these is always a great idea. That's kind of why I typed this list up in the first place. There's too much wisdom to let it go to waste. Thanks for reminding me of that :)


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Through the collection of those sayings you painted Life


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Petra :)


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Sa`ge 5 years ago from Barefoot Island

I love what the children learned most of all, they always amaze me with what they have to say. If more people would only pay attention to the little ones and what they have to say the world would be a far better place to live.

Thank you so much for this hub. and thank you for following me. And welcome back, i am not always here so if you see me not I am in some distant realms living life. :D hugs :D


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mrpopo 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Sa'ge! It is my pleasure to follow you. I am not always here either, even less now with college, but I always try to check stuff out if I have the time.

Glad you liked the hub! I hope your distant realm of life helps you come up with your own sayings :)


shravani 2 years ago

I have learn't that no body can give you what you want . its only you can get it with hard work and strong determination . don't beg others just try and try again and go get what you want

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