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What is your favorite quote and why?

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There is this one quote that helps me think about life in a way that I don't usually do. 

"You can be very wild and still be very wise."  - Yoko Ono

I believe that every person should get to have a time wherein they can do the things they want without anyone stopping them. I am a self-proclaimed introvert. I always stay at home when I'm not in school. This quote made me realized that I should think outside of the box and it is not scary to be outside of my comfort zone and experience life.

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My favorite quote is "If you want a job well done, Do it alone." - Napoleon Bonaparte   This is my mantra in life. You might think that I am not a team player, but that's wrong. I am a good team player and has a superb leadership skills. It's just that whenever I'm working with a team, the output is not as pleasing or great for me compared if I did it alone.

 

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This just gives peace for me especially in times when I am getting frustrated with some people or life in general. Change is inevitable and people and life events will dishearten us. This reminds me to just let things be and move on. Remembering this makes me feel more calm even if things don't go my way. I still get frustrated but just for a short while and just move on.

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I guess this is my favorite quote. It reflects my life and all the thoughts in my head. I am a very passionate person so my head is always dizzy and disturbed. This quote helps me when I am confused. 

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I am now working and since elementary, this quote is the only saying that I remember out of all those posted on walls in our classroom. Do not do unto others what you don't like others do unto you is the saying that drives my life. For you to be treated goodly  by the people around you, you must be good to them as well, a good karma in short.

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Here are some of my favorite quotes.

You should find happiness in something you have and not on the things you desire (unknown)

If life gives you lemon, make orange juice and make the people wondering how did you do it (unknown)

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Mahatma Gandhi's quote is what I like the most. Before we can edit a big picture we must start with the minute details. Change must really come from ourselves in order to see change in others too and it will then reflect in our society. It should start from within. That is why as a reminder to myself, I always keep this in sight and placed it underneath the glass of my dining table.

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19 hours ago, Vinsanity said:

I am now working and since elementary, this quote is the only saying that I remember out of all those posted on walls in our classroom. Do not do unto others what you don't like others do unto you is the saying that drives my life. For you to be treated goodly  by the people around you, you must be good to them as well, a good karma in short.

LOL, my grandma used to say similar stuff to me when I was a kid. We had it also on our school's hall wall. There were some Latin sayings that i remember, like: 

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CORVUS OCULUM CORVI NON ERUIT

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HOMO SUM HUMANI A ME NIHIL ALIENUM PUTO

 

The first one, when translated says that " A raven will never pick out an eye to another raven". The rough explanation is that people sail will never have their differences, will always stick together, or something like that.
The other one says "I am a human being so nothing human could be strange to me". 
I find them kinda cool because they sound fierce but are also educational. :)

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It was a "due" date for me to pay my water bill and so I went to the office one day to pay it. And then, when I was at the counter I saw this very inspiring quote printed on a piece of sticker attached on a see-through window. It says, "Learn from the past, but plan for the future by focusing on today." It was something that really caught my attention and I memorized it. Most of us if not all have some history we don't like, a mistake we shouldn't have done, a skeleton in the closet, a bad memory. I have learned from those things and tried to be a better person in the best way I can. And yes, with the past experience we learn a lot from it and by that, we plan for our next move. I am now doing it today because it is today that matters the most. What we are Today is what we will be tomorrow. Learning is very important. As the saying goes, "learning is a continuous lifetime process." We learn from our experience; and from our experience, we learn to be wise, we learn to be a better person, to be excellent, to become what we are destined to be, the purpose why we exist.

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My favorite quote is fairly short and easy to understand. 

"Don't think, just do" - Horace

I've had a lot of anxiety issues and OCD overthinking in the past and it took me years to get it under control. One of the doctors that I was seeing actually told me this quote and she said: "Whenever you will start overthinking, don't and just do." It actually worked because my thoughts kept me back many times through life. Now, I try to live by that quote and I feel more relaxed, freer and I just go with whatever happens.

 

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I have a few list of quotes that I like but this particular quote I can say I can relate. Spend your everyday life with full positiveness and don't let negativity pulls you away. If you think positively, you can see the invisible, feel the intangible and achieve the impossible. Don't build a wall in front, instead, build a road towards your future.

 

 

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I am inspired with the quote, "Everything happens for a reason". This quote has taught me how to possess a positive attitude in the midst of whatever circumstances I have encountered. I've made numerous mistakes and facing its consequences. But, despite all those regrets and failures, I've learnt how to be still and stand strong.I've learnt how to accept everything that happened in my life. I gradually understood the real purpose why these things are happening in my life.

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“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”


― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

 

The above quote has always been one of my favourite ones. It's a very inspiring quote about not giving up. If you haven't read any of Ayn Rand's novels you should. Atlas Shrugged is a good start,

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