The beautiful thing about life is it goes on… whether you choose to move on and take chance or stay put, locked in the past.

We like to encourage you to embrace each step in life you’ll take, be it for good or for worst, to have the courage in times of adversity and strength to pull through, to continue learning all the way and never giving up.

Here are 12 beautiful life lesson quotes to live by everyday.

1. Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.


2. Never sacrifice three things; your family, your heart and your dignity.


3. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.


4. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.


5. Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.


6. Two things define us. Our patients when we have nothing and our attitude when we have everything.


7. Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.


8. People may not tell you how they feel about you, but they always show you. Pay attention.


9. Peace is something you’ll never experience if you keep letting things you can’t control, control you. Let it go. 


10. They are things in life we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; thing we don’t want to know, but have to learn, and people we can’t live without, but have to let go.


11. Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.


12. A little thought and a little kindness are worth more than a great deal of money.

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