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Life Quotes to Live By - Rosyel Sawali

Updated on February 1, 2013
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These quotes are the ones I live by. In my more than 40 years of life on this planet, there's nothing more that I like to do than reflect on life's learning and just enjoy each day as it passes by. Do you have quotes that you live by? If not, I hope sharing mine will help you come up with a list too! ^_^

"To thine own self be true."

Spoken like Polonius from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Nope, I have no intention of boring anyone. I'm not an expert on English lit. either. I just happen to believe in this line. In anything that I do or say, it's important that I'm true to myself. I must admit it didn't come easy at the start. But heck! I'm old enough now to think for myself, right? :p

"What we want is not always what's best for us."

I don't even know who said that. I know I'm starting to sound philosophical here. It's something I've realized over the years that sometimes we want so many and so much that we fail to think if it's even good for us. I mean that in a general sense, of course.

"When hope is all you've got, you still have got a lot!"

I got this from the last line of some quote forwarded via text to me. I guess it somehow uplifts my spirit when I think of it. There are times when you simply have to believe that all will be well no matter what.

"Expect the unexpected."

I used to hear this a lot from my late dad. To me, it simply means it pays to be adaptable and flexible. Things don't always turn out the way you want. Plans sometimes screw up. You simply must be ready for anything!

"Everything happens for a reason."

Cliche. I know. How many times have you said this line? Perhaps after a breakup, a tragic event, or simply after anything that can happen beyond your control. If it helps make you feel better, why not just believe it? :) I've come this far to know that things do happen for a reason. More often than not, instead of wallowing in self-pity, think of what you can learn from it. It helps make you a better person.

"Happiness is a state of mind."

For me, happiness is indeed a state of mind. If you want to be happy, think happy and be happy. You can't always rely on others, be it things or other people, for your own happiness. Only you can know what can truly make you happy. :)

"Every day is a brand new day."

That's right! A brand new day.. a chance to make things right.. a chance to do something good for yourself and others.. so just be thankful for each new day that comes your way. That shouldn't be so hard, right? It's like learning something new each day. I know that I still have a long way to go and that I can still add to all these quotes that I live by each day. Life is good. Life is beautiful. Make the most of what time you have on this earth. Not everyone gets that chance to enjoy it! :)

Have a great day.... always! ^_^

Rosyel Sawali a.k.a. raincrystal

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