12 Life Changing Lessons Inspired by the World's Greatest Minds

Greatest Minds

What I’m going to share with you are 12 life changing lessons inspired by some of the world’s greatest minds in the hope that they inspire, empower, and nudge you and your life in the right direction.

12 Life Changing Lessons Inspired by the Greatest Minds of All Time

1. God has no religion

I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. ~Hafiz

God has no religion. ~Mahatma Gandhi

2. By doing what you love success will follow

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ~Rumi

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. ~Wayne Dyer

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. ~Dale Carnegie

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. ~Alan Armstrong

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~Emerson

3. Let go and be happy

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~Helen Keller

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? ~Leo Buscaglia

Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go. ~Len Santos

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~Deborah Reber

4. Your life is shaped by your thoughts

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~Albert Einstein

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. ~Buddha

As you think, so shall you become. ~Bruce Lee

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right. ~Henry Ford

5. Worry is a waste of time

Worry clogs the brain and paralyzes the thought. A troubled brain can not think clearly, vigorously, locally. ~Orison Swett Marden

Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea. ~Frederick Saunders

Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job?  ~Hafiz

Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. ~Hans Selye

6. It is in giving that you receive

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~Anne Frank

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

7. We judge others because we judge ourselves

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. ~Wayne Dyer

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. ~Jesus

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. ~Doris Mortman

I find that when I am happiest in my own life I am the least judgmental toward other people and their lives. ~Serena Dyer

Whoever is happy will make others happy. ~Anne Frank

8. Life is a succession of lessons

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~Helen Keller

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

9. There are no limits to what you can achieve, only those you impose on yourself

Even the least among you can do all that I have done, and greater things. ~Jesus

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. ~Goethe

10. Nature has secrets to reveal

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Emerson

11. To master yourself takes strength

To know people is wisdom, but to know yourself is enlightenment. To master people takes force, but to master yourself takes strength. To know contentment is wealth, and to live with strong resolve. To never leave whatever you are is to abide, and to die without getting lost- that is to live on and on. ~Lao Tzu

12 Life-Changing Lessons Inspired by the World's Greatest Minds

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is man. ~Alexander Pope

Wherever we go, whatever we do, self is the sole subject we study and learn. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. We are all ONE

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa

We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

And these are few of the many life changing lessons inspired by some of the world’s greatest minds. I would love to know if you have one lesson that inspired and empowered you to change your life, You can share your comment in the comment section below 🙂

~love, Luminita💫


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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