People Share The Quotes That Have Stuck With Them Their Entire Life
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"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary."- Gloria Steinem

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and awhile, you might miss it."- Ferris Bueller.

There are some quotes which remain with us for our entire lives.

Be they from pioneers who forever changed the course of history, to fictional, mischievous film characters, sometimes we will hear something which will forever remain ingrained in our brains.

Redditor TreyAreaaa was curious to learn which quotes their fellow Reddit users always have running through their minds, leading them to ask:

"What’s a quote you’ve heard that’s stuck with you to this day?"

Whenever you worry that something isn't perfect.

"When perfectionism is in the driver’s seat, shame is usually riding shotgun."- capnmalreynolds

Wisdom from Captain Picard.

"'It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose'."

"'That is not weakness, that is life'. Jean-Luc Picard, 2365."

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To put your mind at ease.

"Worrying about something that could happen makes you suffer twice."- MazoMort

When in doubt

"Trust but verify."- AnnoyingPeeC*ck

Whenever you hurt someone's feelings

"The tree remembers what the axe forgets."- FreshFondant

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Before you start blaming yourself

"'Not my monkey, not my circus'."

"Has helped me not worry about things that I have no control over."


"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast."- JhymnMusic

Advice from our elders.

"As a teen, I worked in a nursing home."

"I walked an old blind lady to lunch every day and she would always say, 'I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way'."


"After an argument with my Dad, my Mom said, in his defense and so I'd be more understanding, 'He's doing the best he knows how'."

"'Not the best he can but the best he knows how'."- AugieGreenfield.

Treat others the way you want to be treated

"The only reason to look down on someone is If you are helping them up."- cheesusismygod.

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Remember where you came from

“'The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them'.”- Gastro_Jedi

So much wisdom in one place.

"'The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream'."

"Les Brown"- UncleSats

Doesn't make the process any easier though...

"'The life of a repo man is always intense'."- xqqq_me

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Don't mind if I do!

“'Take the Twinkie'.”

"Needs context, obviously."

"My old boss, back in his younger days, was hanging out and drinking with some buddies."

"He was seated on the sideboard of his pickup truck, when his buddy threw a Twinkie at him."

"He dodged the Twinkie."

"He fell off the truck."

"He broke his leg."

"'Take the Twinkie'."- LXIX-CDXX

Always good to keep an open mind.

Everything’s going to be ok, and if it’s not ok, that’s ok too."- Mtvkilldmusic

Something you don't learn till you're older

"Youth is wasted on the young."- Lunal0vego0d·


It's kept me on my toes, that's for sure!

"I'm gonna slap the crack out of your a**."- Rude-Particular-7131

Three steps to an improved way of life.

"At all times cultivate compassion, wisdom and discipline."- Adeptmalfesant

You will get caught

"Never dip into the company well."- The_Sanch1128

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Words can hurt more than actions

"The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart."- Flimsy_Macaroon6436

An excellent question

"'Who's preventing you?'"

"My late grandfather around the 80s probably."- Doge_Boi75

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