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23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives

People can sometimes say words or sentences that really hit home. Sometimes the power of words can change lives forever. The old saying “the pen is mightier than the sword” is a true reflection of the power of words.

Recently this Reddit user asked “What’s the wisest thing anyone has ever told you?” and the responses are profound:

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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“The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood.” I was told that when complaining about traffic in LA.

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“Remember, you’re just a walk on part in everyone else’s play.” -My dad. It taught me to be humble, to respect that my POV isn’t the only/right one and as a bonus – when I really feel socially awkward, I take comfort in knowing that I probably wasn’t noticed as much as I thought I was.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Stop looking around for the right person and try to BE the right person. Good advice, but sometimes hard to achieve.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Don’t be the man they think you are, be the man you know you are. Thanks, grandpa.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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If you never lie, you never have to remember.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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A reputation takes years to build and only seconds to destroy.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Love All, Trust Few, Do Wrong To None.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Give a man a hamburger and he’ll eat for a night. Teach a man to hamburger and he’ll live forever.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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If it were easy, everyone would do it.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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“You get what you want and you don’t get upset.” -My son, when he was 4 years-old.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Life is too short for cheap wine.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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By living, there’s a risk of dying.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Cologne should be discovered, not announced.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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You can’t fix stupid.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Only bad people count their good deeds.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Call your mom.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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You can judge the character of a man by the way he treats his inferiors.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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After you think you have finished writing something good, delete most of it.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Being old and being an adult are two different things.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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Our lives are short but the things we can do within that time are infinite.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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A bear that sees a trap cannot be caught… Oddly helped me to manage depression.

23 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives
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The best time to plant a seed is ten years ago. The second best time is right now.

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It’s amazing how much impact just a few words can have on people. Words are the most powerful method to get points across. What’s the most profound words you’ve ever heard or said?

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