“You are a lot better than you probably think you are.” —William Walter


BuzzFeed has recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell them which quotes served as their life mantras. Here are their inspiring submissions.

Submitted by sys32ws3 Tom Hall / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: [email protected]

2. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
—Dr. Seuss
Suggested by Marija Golubovic via Facebook

3. “This too, shall pass.”
Submitted by gabriellen4d790553c

4. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
—Theodore Roosevelt
Submitted by Emma Neishloss via Facebook

5. “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
Submitted by justinerae1308

6. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
—Harvey Fierstein
Submitted by Renee Miller via Facebook

7. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”
–C.S. Lewis
Submitted by emilyruthb

Submitted by mylifeisjulie AditChandra / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: aditchandra

9. “A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.”
—Sador, Children of Húrin
Submitted by Lauren Moore via Facebook

10. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.”
—Mary Engelbreit
Submitted by johnc441dfc3fb

11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt
Submitted by Amber Wall-Charleson via Facebook

12. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.”
—Albert Einstein
Submitted by mallorymw

13. “You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage.”
—Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
Submitted by Jana Gibhardt Engle via Facebook

14. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.”
—Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
Submitted by Jana Gibhardt Engle via Facebook

Submitted by Kirsten King Spyros Papaspyropoulos / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: spyrospapaspyropoulos

16. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
—Rocky Balboa, Rocky
Submitted by Andrew Niemynski via Facebook

17. “More fuck yeah, less fuck that.”
Submitted by kareycom

18. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
—African proverb
Submitted by Léa F-a via Facebook

19. “It’s OK to not be OK, as long as you don’t stay that way.”
Submitted by brandys485745c94

20. “I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.”
—Maya Angelou
Submitted by Melissa Matos via Facebook

21. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
—T. Roosevelt
Submitted by Jessie Bollinger via Facebook

Submitted by swisstyd Nikos Koutoulas / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: [email protected]

23. “May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.”
—Chuck Palahniuk
Submitted by superpredator999

24. “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”
—Marie Curie
Submitted by theeruditeegg

25. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
—Roald Dahl
Submitted by Katie McGowan via Facebook

26. “There is no elevator to success — you have to take the stairs.”
Submitted by majethiapriya719

27. “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
—Jose Luis Borges
Submitted by Mónica C. Acevedo Molina via Facebook

28. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Submitted by mylifeisjulie

Submitted by catsweetdee Anthony / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: [email protected]

30. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”
—George Carlin
Submitted by soperverse

31. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt.
Suggested by Jessica Zeller via Facebook

32. “Do not set yourself on fire in order to keep others warm.”
Submitted by gabriellen4d790553c

33. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
—Doctor Who
Submitted by melissakah

34. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”
—Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own
Submitted by Lindsay Price via Facebook

35. “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
Submitted by sabbieluvv

Submitted by ecostermann Judy Baxter / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: judybaxter

37. “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.”
Submitted by samanthab45082b790

38. “Never cowardly or cruel. Never give up, never give in.”
–Doctor Who
Submitted by Tracy Galvin via Facebook

39. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Submitted by candyjellymane

40. “In 20 years, you probably won’t even remember this.”
Submitted by Sydney Riggs via Facebook

41. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
–William Shakespeare
Submitted by kainatahsan7

42. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”
—Dillon Panthers, Friday Night Lights
Submitted by Arielle Ocampo via Facebook

43. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Submitted by Alison Lantos via Facebook

Submitted by joleengai Nick Kenrick / Altered by Brett Vergara / Via Flickr: zedzap