Advice Papa Gave Me – Some Quotes To Live By


My dear son,

Here are some useful life lessons in quotes. Read them, reflect on their intrinsic message, appropriate the lessons inherent in them as it relates to your life, and see how they can help guide your conduct as you journey through life.

• “If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t” ― Cassandra Clare
• “But one of the big lessons I have learned from my journey is you can’t please everyone, so don’t try.” ― Chris Colfer
• “Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.” ― Erol Ozan
• “In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.” ― Toba Beta
• “The great love is gone. There are still little loves – friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearth fire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearth fire?” ― Mercedes Lackey, Magic’s Pawn
• “Short cuts make long delays.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
• “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ― Joseph Campbell
• “I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do – if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.” ― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
• “I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

• “Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
• “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan.” ― Claire Cook, Seven Year Switch
• “Never Say Never if you know you can do what you love don’t give up.” ― Justin Bieber
• “Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the big picture, or know where you’re heading. Sometimes, it’s enough just to know what you’re going to do” ―Sophie Kinsella
• “The world is what YOU think of it, so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change.” ― Paul Arden
• “Haters and bullies are always cowards, you know. They like to pick on little guys.” ― Scylar Tyberius, Sebastian the Great
• “To be alive──is Power.” ― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
• “I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
• “Where there is life, there is hope.” ― Alyson Noel, Everlasting
• “Can’t you give me brains?” asked the Scarecrow.
“You don’t need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
• “You can’t wait around for something to become good, it either is, or isn’t.” ― Toni Aleo, Empty Net
• “Believe in the wonderment of life, the magic of love, and the reality of death.” ― Carroll Bryant


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