Has anyone ever said something to you that you remembered for the rest of your life? Or maybe you read a quote in a book that always stuck in your mind?
I know I definitely have a few of those floating around in my head.
People on AskReddit shared the quotes that are near and dear to their hearts.
1. Dad knows best.
“My dad always told me “If you don’t do it right the first time, someone else is going to have to do it.” Mainly implied to me cleaning around the house as a teenager. I think about it at my jobs a lot now in my mid twenties.”
2. Choose your words.
“My dad used to say “if you don’t have the balls to say it twice, don’t say it once”.”
3. Always improving.
“Now that I know better, I do better.”
4. Words to live by.
“Hire good people and get out of their way.”
5. Keep moving forward.
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been” ~ George Elliot.
6. Just go for it!
“If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life.”
7. Don’t miss out.
“If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.”
8. Don’t spend your time worrying.
“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.”
9. The next step.
“What is the most important step a man can take? Not the first, but the next one. Always the next one”
10. Change is good.
“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing.”
11. Life is hard.
“Life breaks us. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”
12. Remember this one.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” –Winnie the Pooh
13. Don’t even do it.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
14. Get out there!
“A ship is safe at dock, but that is not what it’s built for.”
15. You appreciate it now.
“My grandmother used to say “Enough is as much as a feast.” I hated it when I was a kid, but grew to appreciate it.”
16. You’ll sleep well.
“A clear conscience is a good pillow” – My Maternal Grandmother.”
17. A way with words.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
18. Some good motivation.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; The second best time is now.”
19. Be nice to people.
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
20. Words to live by.
“If the women dont find ya handsome, they should at least find you handy,”
21. Trying is the hardest part.
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” –JFK.
22. Very important stuff.
“Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it, or learn from it.” -The Lion King
I really enjoyed a lot of those. I can see why they stuck with people for so long.
What about you? What are some quotes that you’ve always remembered?
Share them with us in the comments!