17 John Lennon Quotes That Will Teach You How To Live

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How to live? Give peace a chance.

Famous for his revolutionary spirit as much as he was for his music, John Lennon inspired millions. His messages of peace, his encouragement of non-conformity— his quotes will challenge your preconceptions and open you up to a higher message.

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"We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections."

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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

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"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

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"It's weird not to be weird."

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"Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted."

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"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

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"When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps."

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"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

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"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones."

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“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”

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“…The hardest thing is facing yourself. It’s much easier to shout “Revolution” and “Power to the People” than it is to take a look at yourself; find out what’s real inside you and what isn’t, when you’re pulling the wool over your own eyes, that’s the hardest one."

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"All we are saying is give peace a chance."

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“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love."

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"Every child is an artist until he's told he's not an artist."

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"The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets."

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"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality."

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"You don't need anybody to tell you who are you or what you are. You are what you are!"


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