Get Your Next Inspirational Quote From This Subreddit

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Get Your Next Inspirational Quote From This Subreddit

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“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit,” says Eat Pray Love memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert. If you need a motto to put up on a Post-it note and keep you off your own bullshit, go to the Quotes subreddit. That’s where we got Gilbert’s observation, which she elaborates on in an essay.

The quotes in the subreddit cover many topics, but most work as lifelong words of wisdom:

“Don’t judge a man by where he is, because you don’t know how far he has come,” says C. S. Lewis.

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing,” says Malcolm X.

“If you love someone, everything is negotiable. If you don’t, everything is a door,” says Carrie Fisher.

Internet quotes from famous people are notoriously unreliable, but on r/Quotes, commenters and moderators try to fact-check in the comments. Benjamin Franklin might have really said “Never ruin an apology with an excuse,” but the mods aren’t convinced.

For more famous bits of life advice from Reddit, try My One Line Dogma and Quotes Porn.

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