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12 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Boldly

Ernest Hemingway, writer and adventurer extraordinaire, is best known for the words he put in his famous novels, but he has plenty of short, sweet quotes that also make good reading.

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Bet you didn’t know Hemingway came up with this

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

Looking for more bon mots? Check out the best The Sopranos quotes of all time.

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Don’t know till you try

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

These Stan Lee quotes are downright heroic.

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Don’t just live, live well

“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.”

These quotes from The Crown are also incredibly profound.

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Write what you know

“In order to write about life first you must live it.” He has a good point. Check out these great Canadian quotes.

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A moving quote

“Never mistake motion for action.”

Don’t miss these inspiring, insightful and just plain wise quotes from the Dalai Lama.

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What doesn’t kill you

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward some are strong at the broken places.” Though his books can be downers, these Hemingway quotes are pretty positive, like these Doctor Who quotes to live your best life.

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True nobility

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” There’s more wisdom to be found in these Downton Abbey quotes.

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Travel buddies

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” And Hemingway travelled a lot! Get a look at Ernest Hemingway’s Florida house—it’s now filled with six-toed cats!

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A farewell to arms

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” These Hemingway quotes show that he believed himself a man of peace—read some other moving quotes about hope.

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The value of reading

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Check out the 15 most romantic quotes from books.

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Liquid courage

“I drink to make other people more interesting.” Judging from these Hemingway quotes, Ernest would definitely appreciate these hilarious bar jokes anyone can remember.

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Let it out

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Next, check out the most inspiring Indian quotes of all time.

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