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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 }
  • Crazy kamal November 13, 2014, 3:52 am

    I was feeling very low with my useless life. After reading this wonderful wisdom i learned i have got many more reasons to live. It really ignited me with courage, motivation, inspiration…… thank you so much..

  • Ramzan Ali August 9, 2014, 7:59 am

    I have gained some knowledge thank you for posted & everyone make attitude from own so you feel just comfort always your own personality is good so your life is so good

  • BERMUDE August 7, 2014, 10:03 am

    Wao. This is awsome. I will share this with my friends.

  • Deepa July 30, 2014, 2:38 pm

    It’s really true!!!! Very nice!!!

  • Mahamed ahmed July 27, 2014, 3:58 pm

    I learn alot and I remembered an arabic proverbs wich says the greatest universty is life and greatest teacher is time it is true we learn more thanks

  • Fredric Rwibasira July 26, 2014, 4:07 am

    True life stories and therapy to many lives. Thanks and this gives me a reason to live for another day.

  • Anshul July 23, 2014, 8:13 am

    You have written mostly real stick things in it, Good

  • Venkatesh June 11, 2014, 6:30 am

    It’s so true… in all our lives.

  • Csmidha March 29, 2014, 2:37 am

    These are beautiful quotes and lessons

  • Ghazal February 28, 2014, 9:33 am

    Exactly right πŸ™‚

  • Poocaa January 29, 2014, 11:43 am

    Heart touching.. Well Written:-)

  • Walter January 20, 2014, 6:41 am

    Wow!!! this was really powerful

  • Neeraj January 10, 2014, 6:47 am

    So awesome true realistic inspiring mature. Totally loved it!!

  • Selva January 9, 2014, 7:12 am

    It is real words of every hearts who know the real meaning of PAIN…!!!

  • Lynn January 6, 2014, 7:16 am

    Please read it fully.. Take time to read each line.. It’s lovely ma..

  • Arifa December 31, 2013, 8:33 pm

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

    I don’t agree at this point .. as far as I think or my experiences say that if you don’t appreciate and value or take care of the people which takes care of you appreciate you or value you .. they will be taken from you soon … just to make you understand that how important they were in your life.

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  • Mohammed Mujib September 25, 2013, 4:50 am

    I have learned,
    that the people who make you laugh all or most the time, can make you cry some of the time.

  • Divya Gupta September 22, 2013, 1:02 pm

    Good to motivate your self…

  • Alize September 20, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Really true.

  • Liana September 2, 2013, 9:36 pm

    Truly life changing.
    I’ve learnt so much and it’s like someone opened my eyes to reality.

    Thank you, really πŸ™‚

  • Jyoti August 27, 2013, 8:40 am

    Really well said… it touches my heart.

  • Kshitiz August 16, 2013, 2:49 am

    More than knowledge.

  • Aswee July 21, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Very, very nice.

  • Mosin July 15, 2013, 3:28 pm

    It is great to learn and hear these statements. Anyone do not hear above I think he must be deaf. My best regard.

  • Rahul Arora July 12, 2013, 8:43 am

    Real & touching.

  • Jaiilise June 20, 2013, 10:29 pm

    It is so true.

  • Efezo June 20, 2013, 3:35 am

    I have been tremendously blessed by this site. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  • Janiette June 19, 2013, 10:51 pm

    I just learned from the best of it..:) It’s really touching ..

  • DipAngkar June 19, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Inspiring thoughts connected to our life….which touch our soul…

  • Cristinne May 31, 2013, 11:28 am

    That’s from Octavian Paler, writer, journalist and Romanian politician πŸ˜‰

  • Yassir May 31, 2013, 6:00 am

    Really excellent words .. expecting more from this page .. especially the brave stories of great peoples ..

  • Navamita May 31, 2013, 4:00 am

    My eyes are still wet after reading this.. I have learned all these lessons in my life too and I think each and every person has experienced these facts in their lives!! This is so true and inspiring :*

  • Etty May 28, 2013, 11:27 pm

    This is like super duper amazing, rather I would say I don’t have words to describe what I have learned through them. πŸ™‚

  • Aishwarya May 28, 2013, 9:24 am

    Perfect lines…..

  • Naynay May 16, 2013, 4:35 pm

    I’ve learned not to make the same mistake twice.

  • Shivangini May 7, 2013, 4:44 am

    I have learned how to leave with positive attitude.

  • Amulya May 5, 2013, 11:45 am

    I have learned many things from this site. Thank you.

  • Amulya May 5, 2013, 11:05 am

    The Inspiring Quotes was awesome. They really inspired me a lot.

  • Weezy April 16, 2013, 11:56 am

    I have learned,
    to accept the truth.

  • Tamal April 7, 2013, 4:55 am

    These are nothing but experience that counts… awesome & really true…..

  • Saiga April 4, 2013, 4:16 am

    Wonderful. Can guide many good lives.

  • Susan March 30, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Wow !!! I learned a lot. Thanx for sharing.

  • Saran March 25, 2013, 5:43 am


  • Najesh March 7, 2013, 11:38 pm

    Thank u very much………:)

  • Farnoosh March 7, 2013, 7:06 am

    Like! It was perfect.

  • Nisha Shah March 2, 2013, 2:35 am

    Very nice quotes, I like it very much…..

  • Mbanji Ndovi February 28, 2013, 1:52 am

    I like what I read.

  • Joel Valdez February 18, 2013, 3:39 am

    Thank you! I’ve learned!

  • Mayuri Makwana February 13, 2013, 8:49 am

    Here many stories are wonderful
    and more inspirational…

  • Appiah February 8, 2013, 9:55 am

    Life is a teacher, the more we live, the more we learn. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece. Bravo.

  • Simran January 25, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Same as my life

  • Helen Chan Chan January 22, 2013, 11:44 am

    Really great!:) I have learnt a lot from reading this:) Thanks with all my heart:)

  • Jen January 17, 2013, 4:34 am

    Wow, EACH comment holds so much weight… THANK YOU!

  • Nelson Malicdem Jr. January 8, 2013, 8:48 pm

    I enjoyed reading this fact… True, thanks to the one who post this, this what really happen in reality. So bright. God bless.

    Ps: I also like the comment of Karsor

  • Karsor January 7, 2013, 7:37 pm

    I’ve learned that every living being that come to earth is a leg or two at birth will find his or soul mate someday.

  • Charm December 19, 2012, 11:53 pm

    I think I still have a lot to learn then. πŸ™‚

  • Tweheyo Brian December 18, 2012, 5:35 am

    Very interesting writing!

  • Avril November 30, 2012, 9:49 am

    A very good lesson indeed. I’m moved.

  • Coleman November 29, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Very Good! πŸ™‚

  • Naila November 26, 2012, 11:03 pm

    Thanks a lot.. It’s really a good inspiration for me…

  • Antony November 13, 2012, 1:12 pm

    I love the message.

  • Janet November 10, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Awesome wording πŸ™‚

  • Pf.John Bosco Ariio November 6, 2012, 2:59 am

    It’s really amazing and inspiring! ….Simple things in life but carries a lot of meaning with vivid pictures of realities of life. Kudos to the writer.:)

  • Samantha November 1, 2012, 8:00 pm

    These lessons will really help me with life and and situations I will eventually come across.

  • Sarthak October 25, 2012, 4:47 am

    Genius person. I salute thee!

  • Israel Joy October 23, 2012, 3:25 am

    This made me smile from my heart :).

  • Smile October 22, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Wow! I love the last one. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

  • Irish Estuche October 13, 2012, 3:27 am

    Every word here is just awesome! I can feel the impact of this to everyone. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Jasmina October 11, 2012, 11:47 am


    All of your stories are amazing, I feel happy, sad, laugh, even cry at the same time; it doesn’t happen too much for me!

    Thank you again!

  • Rita Borg October 8, 2012, 1:26 am

    The way all this wisdom is being shared with all of the readers.. it is like the warmth of love coming from your heart.

  • Ramakrishna October 1, 2012, 12:15 am

    It is so nice of you Mr.Omer B. Washington…thanks for sharing influencing words to change the way we see the things…..really feeling happy and relaxing…..

  • SAM September 13, 2012, 4:22 am


  • Venkat September 9, 2012, 12:54 pm

    AMAZING ….and helpful..some of them which happened to me.

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