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Inspirational Life Advice from 20 of the World’s Most Famous People

Here are some great pieces of advice for life from some of the world’s most recognizable people.

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me. – Brad Pitt

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. – Muhammed Ali

I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are. – Taylor Swift

Never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it. – Leonardo DiCaprio

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day. – Justin Bieber

If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. – Beyonce Knowles

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan

Never forget what took you a lifetime to learn; you have only one heart, be true to it. – Angelina Jolie

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. – Marilyn Monroe

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. – Steve Jobs

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb. – Robert Downey Jr.

Tomorrow doesn’t exist, yesterday is gone. The more I remind myself of that, the stronger I feel. – Liam Hemsworth

You can’t really go wrong as long as you’re true to yourself. – Blake Lively

Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing. – Jennifer Aniston

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg

I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what. – Lady Gaga

I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. – Katy Perry

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – Bill J. Clinton

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  1. Ubi Dubium

    Find out who you are and do it on purpose – Dolly Parton

    If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love anybody else? – RuPaul

    We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are. – Stephen J Gould, borrowed from the Talmud.

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