25 Quotes On Love, Life, Friendship And Peace By John Lennon

1. 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.
~John Lennon

2. Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.
~John Lennon




3. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.
~John Lennon

4. When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun, every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
~John Lennon

5. All you need is love.
~John Lennon

6. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
~John Lennon

7. Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.
~John Lennon

8. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
~John Lennon

9. We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
~John Lennon

10. If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
~John Lennon




11. You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
~John Lennon

12. 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.
~John Lennon

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13. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
~John Lennon

14. Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
~John Lennon

15. When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.
~John Lennon

16. Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
~John Lennon

17. There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.
~John Lennon




18. Our society is run by insane people with insane objectives.
~John Lennon

19. Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.
~John Lennon

20. There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
~John Lennon

21. Count you age by friends not years, count your life by smiles not tears.
~John Lennon

22. I believe in what I do and I’ll say it.
~John Lennon

23. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others.
~John Lennon

24. If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
~John Lennon

25. Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
~John Lennon

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