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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

{ 250 comments… add one }
  • Cesar Dizon Jr. September 6, 2012, 6:13 am

    Life has many stories to tell. Good words that inspires is just like a magic fuel to move forward, to light up your way and see the true meaning of life existence. God Bless.

  • Santhosh September 5, 2012, 3:48 am

    If anybody asks me what I did good today then I reply them that today I am very fortunate to read these inspirational and motivational stories ….

    Thank U very much for acquiring us such beautiful stories…

  • Mitali September 2, 2012, 1:02 pm

    Lovely. I just want to share it with my unforgettable friends, my lovely classmates…

  • Sumedha August 28, 2012, 11:13 pm

    It is so nice of you to share our learnings with us. They are very good and true. Thanks.

  • Thanh Nguyen August 24, 2012, 1:31 am

    Thanks. That’s true. And I’ve learned more than that..

  • Narender August 21, 2012, 2:08 am

    It is interesting.

  • Shefali Sinha August 9, 2012, 8:38 am

    It seems every word is related to my life…

  • Sanjana August 7, 2012, 11:10 am

    That is really fabulous… and very moving!!! I really love it.

  • AbaGibril August 6, 2012, 1:34 am

    I like this type of wisdoms word.

  • Kimkads August 4, 2012, 8:05 pm

    It’s interesting, am happy while am reading hehhe

  • Suman August 2, 2012, 2:13 am

    Very nice…found it sooo true with my life.. and think it’s a story of many lives 2day…Learning from all Failures is a ray of Positive hope…

  • Shivi July 26, 2012, 11:05 pm

    Amazing and wonderful……. these lines are so true and motivational too….. it gives lots of people a ray of hope when they think that they are in dark and feel hopeless…. keep it up..:):):)

  • mansoor July 26, 2012, 3:58 am

    I too learned

  • xtopherson July 23, 2012, 8:47 pm

    Woo! Learning to ponder in order to be happy 🙂

  • Huzaifa July 18, 2012, 4:01 pm

    Awsm man….hats offf…!!! \m/

  • Kenneth July 9, 2012, 11:51 am

    Truly inspiring. Thanks to the author

  • Aneesha July 9, 2012, 11:19 am

    I have really learned many things from this. I feel better now. Thank you.

  • Ladonie July 1, 2012, 12:39 am

    I’m refreshed.

  • Yusuf June 29, 2012, 2:19 pm

    I’ve learned–
    that if truly was I inspired then I should be able to set a positive field. Thanks

  • Kwon Yubin June 26, 2012, 3:59 am

    Money is not the most important thing in the life because it cannot buy time, intelligence, health, life and love. So let us focus on finding our happiness in simple things!!!

  • Satyanand June 25, 2012, 2:12 am

    I have learned (after reading all ur lessons) that I can feel sadness and happiness at the same time.

    Cried and laughed…thanks a lot dear unknown friend.

  • Jatinder Singh Nagi June 25, 2012, 1:27 am

    “I’ve learned-
    that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.”

    Please explain the above fact, it made me worried. Is it that I should stop caring my lover/wife so that I will not lose her?

  • Raymond June 19, 2012, 2:38 am

    For sure all what is said in this article is true and I have really learned something.

  • Maria June 17, 2012, 9:21 pm

    It’s truly inspiring and motivational….well done!

  • Sukardi June 14, 2012, 7:57 am

    It’s fantastic, and inspiration make me change the way I think.

    Thank you.

  • L.David June 5, 2012, 6:34 am

    I have learnt to say “sorry, please and thanks” when it’s count, paherbs they may take me to my dream place.

  • Lavakumar June 1, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Every line is not sentence, it’s action and really inspiration and learned how to be live a good man.

  • Vinay kumar June 1, 2012, 5:15 am

    It’s really a lot of facts which author is describing as his learning.

  • Jecinter Lydia Onyango May 29, 2012, 9:14 am


    Good work…Its all facts…May your wisdom displayed in this

    inspirational piece of work bless you and others as you

    continue your divine mission!

  • Samiya May 16, 2012, 4:17 am

    It is really nice.

  • Justle May 13, 2012, 2:44 am

    This is true fact of life. Cheers men ! ! !

  • Wabiha May 5, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I have really learned something with these!!!

  • Virendra Naik April 24, 2012, 10:23 am

    Every line is real!

  • Shap36 April 22, 2012, 2:32 pm

    I have learned,
    there are good articles like yours to get inspiration from.

  • Ramir April 13, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Thank you for inspiring a lot of people, I am going to share this with my students. God Speed and more blessings to come.

  • Shashi April 13, 2012, 3:42 am

    Superb, encompasses optimistic lines and also traits, I feel like I have these “everlasting life quotes” in my pocket….

  • Linda April 4, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Amazing! I really felt something after reading this!

  • B.KHALEEL March 31, 2012, 12:51 am

    Excellent, marvellous, amazing.

  • Princy March 26, 2012, 2:45 am

    Yea that’s the reality. Some facts are so bitter yet so true. It’s all about experience. Trust me.

  • Glyza March 19, 2012, 8:12 am

    Everything is fact and all true that strikes my heart into realization…. I love it…

  • Nene March 11, 2012, 7:03 pm

    All true, hoping ta whole world should read and leave a good life!! Thankz Omer B.

  • Yaks March 8, 2012, 3:54 am

    … It is so inspiring that I can’t resist sharing… What a nice site to learn how to live.

  • Diddi Sathish Sir March 7, 2012, 11:16 am

    Wonderful. Lots of thanks to Omer B. Washington.

  • Ara and Aniel March 7, 2012, 4:33 am

    Yes, this might be true but I dont think someone will ever learn his/her lesson.. I guess the right word is “He is teaching me of…”

  • Reena February 29, 2012, 12:26 am

    can motivate anyone ..awesome to start d day. : )

  • Dorcas Fada February 27, 2012, 2:12 pm

    This is inspirational and highly moral. Learnt alot in a short while
    God bless and empower the author

  • Muthu February 24, 2012, 10:48 am

    Everything is absolutely true

  • Jit February 24, 2012, 9:23 am

    It’s true. Nice articulation of facts.

  • Grace February 20, 2012, 4:09 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Paul Ojeka February 13, 2012, 6:13 pm

    So savoury! Loaded with wisdom.

  • Colette February 11, 2012, 6:09 am

    I’ve learned alot from this. Thanx

  • KH. AZIZ SHAH February 6, 2012, 5:43 pm

    Like and love this so much… double thumbs ups 😀

  • Mayor Queen February 5, 2012, 2:16 pm

    Hmn! So cool
    Realities of life
    We keep learning until death

  • Amadi Faith February 3, 2012, 3:36 am

    Thanks a lot. This site is helpful.

  • Onunwor Chituru January 30, 2012, 11:19 am

    There are lots of true facts in this piece of Art.

  • MoeMk January 24, 2012, 8:44 am

    Definitely learned something out of these quotes!

  • Captn January 7, 2012, 4:39 am

    Life now has meaning and direction, thanks!!

  • Prathima December 20, 2011, 7:26 am

    Yes I have learned from this… Thankz soooooooo much!!!!

  • Betty December 20, 2011, 1:50 am

    These are so true!!!!

  • Rizzy December 19, 2011, 4:52 am

    Very inspiring. Sometimes it takes a matter of time to learn, especially if it involves a person. But once learned its embedded in the heart. I hope you write more.

  • Sohncarl December 17, 2011, 9:07 pm

    Very inspiring and great moral value to mirror on. Words are true and it happens it real time.

  • Angelo Carlo December 17, 2011, 7:18 am

    All of these are so true…..

  • Yugadi Luitel December 17, 2011, 1:10 am

    I am really inspired. Hope for further such inspirational quotes. Really, really helps me to live a happier life!!!!!!!

  • Shadez December 11, 2011, 6:35 am

    Really nice, felt as if they r written exclusively 4 me 🙂

  • Ifedimma December 10, 2011, 9:28 pm

    I am going to memorize this!!! So great! and I will share!

  • Yasir December 1, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Well these are experiences of our life

  • Br. Emmanuel Tudu November 29, 2011, 6:18 am

    Words are truly experimented and lived by the great people. Many of them applies to me too. I liked them very much.

  • Nadinne November 23, 2011, 8:56 am

    I’ve learned that life is a book and travelling to see the world is pages in that book.

  • Don November 21, 2011, 3:29 pm

    I am very inspired by these real life thoughts…

  • Isha November 11, 2011, 11:17 am

    a very inspiring & awesome work man……….

  • Sara November 6, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Very inspiring, this will open many minds. Thank you!

  • Lokesh October 22, 2011, 4:33 am

    Awesome piece of writing

  • NOUFAL October 16, 2011, 9:38 am

    its nice, after i read dis iw’l be a changed man

  • Gaurav_Luthra October 16, 2011, 12:20 am

    What a collection Omar B. Washington yar, If any1 will learn this in early age then he can understand life very easily. Thanx brod.

  • Mamtha October 15, 2011, 4:32 am

    i have learned lot in my life,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,its dam true

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