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Good Quotes About Life
If you like reading quotes, you'll probably like these few quotes about life that I have gathered. Obviously, each person has their own favorites so it's impossible to come up with a list of quotes that everyone is going to like so I just chose some of the ones that I personally like. I also added some personal interpretations to them as well. Hope you like them.
“To a young heart, everything is fun.” by Charles Dickens
If you look at kids, they are hands down the happiest people in the world. As we get older, it seems to take more for us to have fun. Perhaps we should learn to not make having fun so demanding. Perhaps we should break out of the "appropriateness" mentality and just have fun without having to worry about what others may think of us because at the end of our lives, we're going to wish we had more fun moments.
"Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life." by Marcus Aurelius
Similar to the quote above, it doesn't take much to be happy in life. However, many people have set up all of these things that must happen for them to allow themselves to be happy. Remember back when you were excited when your favorite cartoon came on? Think back at the time you first got your current car. How about the time you met your spouse? How about the time you landed your current job? Have you ever felt happy for no reason at all?
Keep in mind that happiness is a choice and that if you wanted to, you could be happy at this very moment regardless of what's going on. According to some people's standards of happiness, it'd be impossible for 99% of the world to be happy but that's not true. People who seemingly have nothing can live happier lives than someone who seems to have it all. We can see this in the cases where celebrities commit suicide.
"Life is simple. What we give out, we get back." by Louise L. Hay
What goes around comes around. To me, this quote about life means that if you want something, give it out first. If you want to have great friends, be a great friend. If you want to have a loving spouse, be a loving spouse. Although some people don't believe in karma, from my experience, when you do good things, good things tend to happen to you. Even if you're helping others in hopes of having some good fortune, it still seems to work.
"No one grows old by living - only by losing interest in living." by Marie Beynon Ray
There are two forms of growing older. One is physical. Your body will always age and deteriorate over time. The other form is mental. When people say age is just a number, what they mean is even if you're getting older, it doesn't mean your mind has to get older. You could be 70 and have a blast living life or you could be 20 and have an totally boring life. The one who has the most fun and enjoying life the most are typically the ones who is mentally young. Kids have the most fun because they're not afraid to have fun. When you're older and can have fun, it's because you've realized that you shouldn't be afraid to have fun.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." by Robert Frost
Life has its ups and downs. Regardless of what you're going through, life will go on. It always does.
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More Motivational Quotes About Life
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." By Dr. Seuss
In a world where far too many people care about what others think of them, many have forgotten who they really are. People put on these masks in order to portray a person they think would be better accepted. If you have to be someone else just to have the friends you have, those aren't the friends you need. The friends who matter are the ones who will take you for who you are, the good and the bad.
"It's not how long you live by how you live."
The length of your life is insignificant when compared to what you do with the time you have. Someone who lives life to the fullest and dies at 40 will have lived much more than someone who does nothing yet lives until 100 years old. The thing is, none of us knows how long we will be here so if you want to make this the best life possible, you need to start living today. Putting off enjoyment until tomorrow is one strategy but what if tomorrow never comes? Life is about balance. Work hard to give yourself the life you want but don't forget to have fun along the way.
"Life is a matter of choices."
Everything we experiences in life comes down to our choices. Whether you're talking about success or even happiness, it's mostly all up to you. Yes, happiness is a choice. Now, if you could CHOOSE to be happy, why would you choose not to be? Bad things can happen to you, that's often out of your hands but to stay miserable, that's all up to you. If life is about being happy then instead of forever chasing this feeling, just feel it. You don't need a ton of things to be happy, you just need to be grateful for the things you already have and draw a sense of happiness from that.
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