18 People Were Asked, What Is One Quote That Changed Your Life Forever

Sometimes, a few words strung together in the perfect way, can stir a person's life perspective so much that it creates a lasting impact. This week, andiswearrrr asked fellow Reddit users to answer the question, What quote has actually stuck with you and changed your life? Thanks to everyone for their awesome contribution.

1. A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are made for. - John Shedd

Submitted by Sometimes_Sketches

2. How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - A.A. Milne

Submitted by unwinagainstable

3. Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. - George Carlin

Submitted by Eyloa

4. It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. - Chuck Palahniuk

Submitted by dirtywordplay90

5. A man cannot build a reputation on what he is going to do. - Henry Ford

Submitted by BayouBoogie

6. Speak only if it can improve the silence. - Spanish proverb

Submitted by noshoes77

7. Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. - George Carlin

Submitted by Eyloa

8. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

Submitted by baumee

9. If you are the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. - unknown

Submitted by palebluedoll

10. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. - Galileo

Submitted by reboticon

11. Don't worry about finding the right person. Focus on becoming the right person.

Submitted by macon_bacon

12. Whether you take the jacket off to please them, or keep it on just to spite them you already lost; because you're doing it for them. - Community, episode one

Submitted by RobCharities

13. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. - Wendy Mass

Submitted by andiswearrrr[S]

14. Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past. - Lily Tomlin

Submitted by techniforus

15. The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese proverb

Submitted by zazzlekdazzle

16. The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone elses highlight reel. - Steven Furtick

Submitted by yaahoe

17. No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus

Submitted by theHangedGod

18. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to tell them to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Nietzche

Submitted by Iustis

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Those of us who live in New York live this truth on a daily basis.

Sometimes, you just meet a person who isn't quite all there. It's hard to tell at first, but then you talk with them for a little while and it just becomes abundantly clear if they're two eggs short of an omelette.

The stories of how you find out are so interesting. But yet, they teach us to look for clues when we interact with others.

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