9 Short Quotes That Changed My Life And Why

Thought Catalog

Like a lot of people, I try to collect words to live by. Most of these words come from reading but also from conversations, from teachers and from everyday life. As Seneca, the philosopher and playwright, put it very eloquently:

“We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application–not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech–and learn them so well that words become works.”

In my commonplace book, I keep these little sayings under the heading “Life.” That is, things that help me live better, more meaningfully, and with happiness and honesty. Below are 9 sayings, what they mean and how they changed my life. Perhaps they will strike you and be of service. Hopefully the words might become works for you too.

“If you see fraud and do not…

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