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I’ve learned-

that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned-
that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned-

that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned-

that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

I’ve learned-

that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned-

that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned-

that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned-

that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned-

that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned-

that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned-

that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned-

that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned-

that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned-

that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned-

that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned-

that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned-

that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned-

that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned-

that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned-

that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned-

that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned-

that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

I’ve learned-

that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned-

that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned-

that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned-

that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned-

that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned-

that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned-

that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned-

that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned-

that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned-

that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned-

that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

By Omer B. Washington

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  • Anu Gold June 20, 2023, 2:54 pm

    Wow, inspirational

  • maria benson June 17, 2023, 1:00 pm

    by accident, i found this site. I was in dark place this morning, but found all these quotes; some made me laugh (I needed that) others made me think more deeply, but most of them really opened up my mind and the way i thought of happenings in my life.

    overall thank u for this site; feel that i hv grown a bit more and understand more of how life should be viewed. thank u so much, i hv a smile on my face.

  • Honey August 15, 2020, 8:43 am

    I have learnt there is more to learn and enough to sustain THANKS

  • Denis kipruto June 19, 2019, 12:05 am

    this is so wonderful..it will inspire me to achieve my dreams

  • Denis kipruto June 19, 2019, 12:03 am

    wow this is so nice it will inspire me to achieve my dream

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  • Kanishka May 13, 2017, 11:34 am

    Thank you so much. Your storied really inspired me. Currently i am of 16, but someday i’ll be married and i’ll be a mother..so i promise that i’ll defenately going to tell your storied yo my offsprings…your stories are really inspiring and the story, ‘I HAVE LEARNED’…is really true and inspiring..really!!

  • Tara January 25, 2017, 6:38 am

    Thanks for sharing.

    This is truly needed at the beginning of a new year to help us reflect on the simple things in life.

    I will share some of this at school assembly today (January 25th 2017) with some teen girls.

  • Arun Kumar.T November 8, 2016, 1:17 pm

    Wow.., it’s reyal message, I have learned today….

  • Rocella pama October 15, 2016, 7:41 am

    Its very nice word sometimes we need to learned about our feeling and emotion especially to does people around you

  • Myingz odiiuo May 10, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Cutest line …ever read
    This line of thought make ….me fill extra on it
    Need more …to keep out from self depression.
    Caught you

  • Bertha April 7, 2016, 6:32 pm

    I really learned a lot…

  • Sanjid March 29, 2016, 7:13 pm

    Really awesome broooo…. loved it a lot…. wish ur success in life

  • Mhynne December 11, 2015, 12:21 am

    Its really great and amazing

  • Theresa September 10, 2015, 5:27 am

    It is inspiring.. GOD bless.

  • Maria kristabelle July 21, 2015, 10:56 pm

    Very inspiring and true. 🙂

  • Shruti sharma July 8, 2015, 12:55 pm

    I have learned that sometimes you have let it go, even though those things are stucked in your mind!!!

  • Dipak July 7, 2015, 4:57 am

    Really loveable 🙂

  • PLNMURTHY July 5, 2015, 10:19 pm

    I have learned a lot from these quotes, thank you very much

  • El Pabo May 13, 2015, 9:17 am

    I’ve learned:
    Fool me once, shame on you,
    fool me twice, shame on me!

  • mad sad April 13, 2015, 11:22 am

    This site is helpful.

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  • Zeck February 16, 2015, 8:02 am

    I’ve Learned that its better to be a Hungry free man than a well fed slave.

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