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Life Advice We Learned From Generations Past

As illustrated by basketball GIFs. The greatest minds in history knew how to live, so make sure you follow these wise words and kick your life into gear. These helpful tips are brought to you by State Farm®.

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1. "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin

2. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

3. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle

4. "Expect problems and eat them for breakfast." - Alfred A. Montapert

5. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible.'" - Audrey Hepburn

6. "It's always too early to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale

7. "If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie

8. "Who seeks shall find." - Sophocles

9. "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart

10. "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H.G. Wells