Quotes are one of the best things in the world. They boost our desire to become better, to become more successful in life, helping us find happiness. Quotes can also open our eyes and show us how the world actually works. They help us grow as people and make us understand that reality is not that simple.
Here are some quotes that have completely changed my life and that I will always live by.
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be”
This is one of those quotes that makes us understand that each and everyone of us is unique and if we try to be someone else, we might not ever find our true selves.
It is important to know ourselves, because that is who we are and we cannot be actors and actresses our whole lives.
Not truly knowing yourself can eventually destroy you, because you cannot do things that you don’t enjoy only to be “normal”. Let me tell you something. There is no normal in this life. For example: only because somebody is not as energetic as you are, it doesn’t mean that you are a freak. Believe me when I say: You are amazing as you are and you should not be ashamed of your true self.
“You prefer the pretty lie, than the ugly truth”
This is a legit summary of my life. I know it’s bad, but let’s be real, we all, at some point in our lives, choose the pretty lie instead of the ugly truth. It is absolutely normal.
Most of the times, we are inclined to choose the easy path, the path that will not lead us to hurt and sadness. It is important to know who we are and to really acknowledge our surroundings, because living in a lie will only lead us the wrong way and backfire at the worst of times.
I recently tried to accept the ugly truth and it only did me good. Actually welcoming the reality in your life can change the way you see the world and reduce your problems.
“If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell”
This is a quote from Virgil and I have to say, it’s amazing!
It explains us that, with some determination, we can definitely reach our goals. It is one of those powerful quotes that make us want to work hard in order to become successful.
It doesn’t even need to be explained. Just analyse it and you will most certainly change your thinking.
“She builds others up because she knows what’s it like to be torn down”
This is a really beautiful one because it teaches us to still be good even though we have been ripped into pieces by somebody else.
This quote is telling us to not retaliate our anger or sadness on other people. It determines us not to copy the behaviour of the person who hurt us, but to become our best selves and not spread our sadness to others.
This quote builds our courage to fight our negativity and welcome kindness into our lives, because that will help us move on and actually forgive the ones who did us wrong.
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise”
Victor Hugo was a wise man. With the help of this quote, he tells us that darkness is always followed by light, that war is always followed by peace and that, most importantly, sadness is always followed by happiness.
It is important for us to live with hope in our hearts in order to survive the darkest of times and to remember that one day we will be happy again and everything will be better.
“Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you”
This quote makes us understand that success can’t happen without failure. It is trying to tell us that success comes from failing and then being strong enough to rise up again and fight.
I really like this quote because it determines me not to surrender when I meet difficulty, but to keep going and fight until I get what I want, until I reach my goal.
“One day or day one. You decide”
We all have dreams. The most stressful thing is when we have to decide if that dream will remain a dream or if it will become real.
This quote really motivates us to decide how we’re going to manage our dreams. Will they become goals or will they remain just that, dreams?
It is funny when you first read this, because it’s so accurate. In only a couple of words it opened our eyes to the reality we live in.
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument”
I don’t even have to say anything, only that you have to be the smartest, not the loudest.
“Be a voice, not an echo”
We all have expectations and dreams and hopes, but only the strongest and bravest can actually make a difference.
The biggest catch is that we have to work in order to achieve things, which makes the process suitable only for the ones who are truly determined and who are not afraid of taking risks.
In conclusion, live and be happy, because you only have one life.