Words to Remember

When life knocks us down, we deal with the blow in different ways. Some of us pray, some of us withdraw into our safe circle of loyal friends, but what most of us do is talk about the problem, perhaps with a family member, a partner or a really close friend. The encouragement and advice we receive from them helps us get through the hard times. Indeed, there are very few things in life that are as motivating as an encouraging word or a supportive gesture when you most need it.

The people, whose quotes we’ve mentioned below, might not be related to you (duh!) but, they are people who’ve gone through a lot in life themselves, and have still ended up making it big. We can trust them to have the perfect words to say when life gives you the short end of the stick. So, if you’re facing a particularly rough patch in life, here are some honest sayings that are sure to make you feel positive again. Keep fighting!

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“It’s like if you plant something in the concrete and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinds of scratches and marks, you ain’t gonna say, ‘Damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from the concrete.’ You’re gonna be like, ‘Damn, a rose grew from the concrete?” – Tupac Shakur

“The truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” - Elvis Presley

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon

“My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” – Bono

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” – Bob Marley