Brighten your Monday with these inspirational quotes

Author A.A. Milne created some of the most thoughtful and profound characters when he penned his Winne-the-Pooh novels and many of the quotes that were born from it have life lessons we can all learn from.

Perhaps we as adults need to revisit the realms of children’s literature, TV and film once in a while because there is a surprising amount of wisdom to be gleaned from them.

 

1. On the difference between knowledge and understanding:
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that’s why he never understands anything.”

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2. On knowing that you don’t need anybody else to complete you:
I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.

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3. On self-sacrifice:
Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.

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4. On gratitude:
Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.

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5. On comfort zones:
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

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