Fifteen Powerful Life Lesson Quotes of Ernest Hemingway

Life Lesson Quotes of Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway (center) in Spain during Spanish Civil War, 1937

Here is our collection of 15 life lesson quotes of Ernest Hemingway.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

Life Lesson Quotes of Ernest Hemingway

When people talk listen completely

1. “When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.”

2. “There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.”

3. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

4. “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

5. “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

6. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

7. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

8. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

9. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

More Lesson Quotes of Ernest Hemingway

10. “I wake up in the morning and my mind starts making sentences, and I have to get rid of them fast – talk them or write them down.”

11. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

12. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

Life Lesson Quotes of Ernest Hemingway [Picture Quotes]

Courage is grace under pressure

13. “Courage is grace under pressure.”

14. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

15. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

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