Quotes to Live By

Introduction:Quotes are great for succinct words to live by.

  • 01

    Today's the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

    I love this quote. Many people worry, which is needless, I say, because worrying is a waste of good energy. Looking at the present is the best way to live, not worrying (about what might happen, about what might not happen, about what someone will or won't do or say, and on and on).

  • 02

    Don't Borrow Trouble

    This quote goes hand in hand with Number 1. There is no future in going and looking for trouble. When we go about our own business and don't invite chaos into our lives, we're usually much happier.

  • 03

    Better Out Than In

    My mom said this one a lot. She used it when someone burped mostly or when they got sick. In other words, if something disagrees with you or makes you sick, get rid of it. Better out than in!

  • 04

    A Person Who Won't Read Has No Advantage Over One Who Can't Read

    Mark Twain often says it best, like in this quote. I agree that we can all learn from reading but do we? Not often. And isn't it a shame?

  • 05

    Half My Life Is an Act of Revision

    Ah yes, John Irving. I think he's referring to his writing life here, because I know he's big on rewriting and revising. But this quote is how I tend to live my life. Try something. Figure out it doesn't work. Revise.




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