Ernest Hemingway Short Biography, Quotes to Inspire us Today, July 27

Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist and author who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was born on this day, July 21 in the year 1899 in Illinois. In his career as a writer, he authored seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961.

Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.

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“Now is not the time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

“Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

“You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.”

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly. sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

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