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    Updated on Nov 19, 2019. Posted on Nov 15, 2019

    People Shared The Wisest Quotes They've Ever Heard, And It's Life-Changing

    "He who angers you controls you."

    We recently took a look at a viral Reddit thread that asked users, "What is the wisest saying you’ve ever heard?" These incredible quotes sparked even more great responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! Here are just a few of the wisest sayings shared:

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    1. "My dear 92-year-old friend likes to tell me, 'You are the most important person in your life.' It helps to be reminded of that."

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    2. "'Nothing in nature blooms all year round.' This one always reminds me that I am constantly growing and changing, so it’s only natural that I hit some snags or feel stuck for awhile, but I'll be blooming again soon."

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    3. "There are three things that don't stay hidden for long: The Sun. The Moon. The Truth."

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    4. "'No matter how nice or kind you are, there will be always people who just don't like you.' Thank you, past self, who realized this before I started my wonderful journey working in restaurants and retail."

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    5. "My mom always told me, 'Just do what you love and, if you enjoy what you’re doing, the success will eventually follow.'"

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    6. "When it rains and you go out with an umbrella, people may say, 'Look at them with their umbrella, who do they think they are?!' But, if you went out without an umbrella, people may say, 'Look at them without their umbrella, who do they think they are?!' The moral here is that people will always have something to say about you either way, so just do what makes you happy!"

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    7. "Everyone has something to teach you, all you have to do is listen."

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    8. "With regards to business, it doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell US what to do.”

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    9. "You’re better than no one else...but no one else is better than you."

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    10. "'It's not because you 'can't,' it's because you don't want to.'" Essentially meaning, you can do anything if you're willing to put in the necessary time and energy, but some things will take more than others and you have to decide what's worth your time and energy."

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    11. "It's so simple, but: 'Don’t shit where you eat.' Basically, don't purposely make things a mess with people you depend on, or at places you can’t avoid."

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    12. "Regret is not about losing a fight, it is instead not fighting for something that matters to you."

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    13. "Worry is the ultimate bully. It takes everything, and gives nothing."

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    14. "You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to."

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    15. "'Four statements that lead to wisdom: I don't know. I'm sorry, I was wrong. I need help.' This reminds me that the wisest people are also the most humble."

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    16. "He who angers you controls you."

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    17. "Mine is a lyric from 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time': 'Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight. You've got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.'"

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    18. "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine."

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    19. "Never look down on someone unless you're helping them up."

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    Now it's your turn! What's your favorite wise saying or quote? Share yours in the comments below!

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    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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