In honor of Ellen DeGeneres' birthday, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite Ellen quotes. Here are the beautiful results. 1. On following your own path: Getty Images for PCA Christopher Polk Submitted by Terri Louise Lawlor (Facebook) 2. On motivating yourself: Walt Disney Pictures / Via disney.wikia.com Submitted by Spencer Althouse. 3. On sexual preference: AFP / Getty Images FREDERIC J. BROWN Submitted by Katy Laser (Facebook) 4. On living life to the fullest: FilmMagic Chris Polk Submitted by Johanna Mattsson (Facebook) 5. On getting older: FilmMagic Jason LaVeris Submitted by krudnik1992. 6. On finding happiness: Getty Images/Mike Stobe Submitted by beibs771. 7. On living a balanced life: WireImage Mark Davis Submitted by Seamus Garner. 8. On true necessities: WireImage Chelsea Lauren Submitted by Ben Hirsch (Facebook) 9. On standing for values: FilmMagic Chris Polk Submitted by katys4deff4ddd. 10. On gay rights: NBC via Getty Images NBC Submitted by missym4778c8528. 11. On accepting who you are: FilmMagic Jason LaVeris Submitted by teeny2010. 12. On teaching children important lessons: Getty Images David Livingston Submitted by ashleypb. 13. On marriage: Bravo via Getty Images Submitted by Roberto Porciuncula (Facebook) 14. On the importance of Taylor Swift: Getty Images for NARAS Christopher Polk Submitted by Taylor Marie (Facebook) 15. On being open-minded: Getty Images Ethan Miller Submitted by Kayla Yandoli. 16. On being true to yourself: ABC via Getty Images Adam Taylor Submitted by Sheagymnast. 17. And on being kind: WireImage Handout Submitted by zacharyr449cdee0c. Want to be featured in more posts like this? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!