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28 Lessons Winnie-The-Pooh Can Teach You About Life

Everything you need to know from The Hundred Acre Wood.

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Winnie-The-Pooh is a friendly bear who lives in The Hundred Acre Wood with his friends. He first came to life in A. A. Milne's book in 1924 and was adopted by Disney in 1961. Since then, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends have appeared everywhere from our TV screens to the cinema. Anyone who grew up wanting to visit The Hundred Acre Wood knows that Winnie-the-Pooh has answers to all of life's problems. Herewith, our pick of his best:

3. Never take your friends for granted.

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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””

6. Few things are better than a truly yummy breakfast.

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“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”

11. Size doesn't matter.

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“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

13. There is always a silver lining to be found.

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“It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.

"So it is."

"And freezing."

"Is it?"

"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an

earthquake lately.”

15. Don't sweat the small things.

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“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

20. Sometimes, working towards getting something you really want is even better than having it.

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“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called."

21. There's no problem that can't be solved by a cup of tea.

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“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh.

"There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”

26. It's OK to get confused.

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“The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.”