John Lennon was a world-famous British singer who popularized such songs as Imagine, Stand By Me, and Hey Jude. He was born on this day, October 9 in the year 1940 and assassinated in 1980.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
“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.”
“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”
“If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place! “
“If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.”
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life.”
“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.”
“Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
“I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.”
“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
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