25 Proverbs To Live Your Life By

25 Proverbs To Live Your life By

These are the "Yodas" of quotes.

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Words always have really strong meanings whether or not you think they don't. To me, proverbs hold the most meaning. I'm not talking about the book in the bible, but a proverb, a lesson or piece of advice that is generic and truthful. These are the "Yodas" of quotes. One of my favorite things about proverbs is that they can be interpreted in various ways. They mean something different to every single person.

1. “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” -Irish Proverb

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2. “Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I need it the most.” -Swedish Proverb

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3. “How do you move a mountain one spoonful of dirt at a time?” -Chinese Proverb

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4. “If there is a way into the wood there is also a way out.” -Irish Proverb

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5. "Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one you must dive for it.” -Chinese Proverb

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6. “For the beauty of the rose we also water the thorns.” -African Proverb

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7. “In a good book the best is between the lines.” -Swedish Proverb

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8. “Wherever you go, you can’t get rid of yourself.” -Polish Proverb

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9. “Wisdom has long ears and a short tongue.” -Swedish Proverb

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10. “One generation plants the tree and the other gets the shade.” -Chinese Proverb

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11. “Worry gives small things a big shadow.” -Swedish Proverb

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12. “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” -Native American Proverb

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13. “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Chinese Proverb

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14. “Change how you see and see how you change.” -Zen Proverb

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15. “A life without love is like a year without summer.” -Swedish Proverb

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16. “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” -Native American Proverb

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17. “The glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.” -Chinese Proverb

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18. “In your calm is your strength.” -German Proverb

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19. “Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” -Native American Proverb

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20. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” -Chinese Proverb

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21. “Conscience is the voice of the soul.” -Polish Proverb

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22. “The longer the explanation the bigger the lie.” -Chinese Proverb

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23. “People who drink to drown their sorrows, should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” -African Proverb

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24. “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” -Chinese Proverb

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25. “Don’t let your sorrow come higher than your knees.” -Swedish Proverb

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Live your life how you want to but allow yourself to be guided by these pieces of advice. Advice is meant to be used, but like common sense, it isn't always followed. You can't know everything, but you can gather a few pieces from those who have already gone through similar obstacles.

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.

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Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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12 Unhealthy College Habits That Never Should Have Become Normalized

No, you shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to pass every exam.

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College is a weird time in our lives, but it doesn't have to be bad for our health. Here are some trends I've seen on social media and watched my friends practice that really never should have become a "thing" for college students in the first place.

1. The "freshman 15."

Everyone has heard of the dreaded "freshman 15," where college freshmen gain 15 pounds because of access to all-you-can-eat dining halls. Rather than eating healthier options at the dining halls or, you know, only eating until you're full and not stuffing yourself, we've just accepted our fate to gain what's really a large amount of weight. Not a very healthy mindset.

2. Eating only junk food because we're "too poor" to buy real food.

For off-campus students, the theme is ramen and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. This is really not how it needs to be. You can buy a bunch of romaine lettuce for around $1 at the grocery store I go to in my college town, and other produce like broccoli, potatoes, and apples are always cheap. Shop sales and keep your pantry stocked on staples like dry pasta, rice, beans, and other canned vegetables. It's not that expensive to eat decently.

3. Gorging on food at the dining hall just because you can.

This is what leads to the freshman 15. Just because you can eat whatever you want doesn't mean you should.

4. Procrastinating EVERYTHING.

I'm always ahead of my schoolwork, but all of the people in my classes push things right down to the wire. It creates unnecessary stress. Just get things done in advance so you don't have to worry.

5. Being generally unorganized and struggling to keep your life together. 

Actually using my planner is one of the best things I've done for myself in college so far. I don't know why it became popular for college students to be a hot mess all the time, but again, do what you can to avoid putting unnecessary stress on yourself.

6. Pulling all nighters, ever.

If you don't understand it by midnight, you won't understand it any better by five in the morning. You'll do so much better with less studying and more sleep than the other way around. Take the L and go to bed.

7. Waiting until the very last minute to start studying for your finals.

This is what typically leads to the aforementioned all-nighters. If you have an exam in two weeks, start studying NOW. Give yourself time to figure out what you need to focus on and get in contact with your professor or a tutor if necessary. Do yourself the favor.

8. Getting blackout drunk Friday and Saturday night...every weekend.

A lot of college students like to drink. That's fine, I get it, college is stressful and you just want to have a good time. But you don't have to go out every night of every weekend and drink so much you don't remember anything that didn't occur between Monday-Friday every week. Give yourself a break from drinking every so often.

9. Getting iced coffee before class and being late because of it.

I always make sure I get to campus early if I plan to get Starbucks, which I often do. It's rude to come in late, and it's detrimental to your education to consistently miss class. Your coffee can wait if you're running late. Plan better next time.

10.  Committing to 10 different extracurriculars because "it'll boost your resume if you have more on it!"

If you only participate in one club where you're the head of marketing and the treasurer, that will look SO much better than if you participated in five clubs but were just...there for all of them. Excel in one thing rather than being mediocre in many.

11.  Skipping class whenever you feel like it.

You can take the occasional mental health day, but if you're just being lazy, you're only hurting yourself. Go to class. You're paying a lot of money for it, after all.

12.  Spending every last penny you have to go somewhere for spring break (Daytona Beach, anyone?).

"Broke" college kids always end up taking the most extravagant spring break vacations. I'm sure it's fun and you'll cherish the memories, but wouldn't you cherish that $500 more if you saved it for things you actually need rather than living off of ramen for a month when you get home?

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