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These 21 Winnie the Pooh Quotes Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

The classic A.A. Milne series has some surprisingly meaningful thoughts for children's books. Share these quotes with someone you love.

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Who didn’t grow up daydreaming about the Hundred Acre Woods? The iconic honey-obsessed bear and all his adorable friends may be been fixtures in our childhood, but luckily, we don’t have to put him aside now that we’re all grown up. Turns out, that tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff was sharing some life lessons that we can still use in our lives today in our favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes.

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On hugs

“A hug is always the right size.” Don’t miss these 13 things you didn’t know about Winnie the Pooh.

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On being unique

“The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.”

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On the importance of food

“‘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.” These are the children’s books adults should read again.

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On moving forward

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

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On affection

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Find more of the best children’s books ever written.

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On getting out of your comfort zone

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

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On caring

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” Meet all the voices behind Winnie the Pooh.

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On the little things

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

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On self-confidence

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Here are other children’s books that encourage kids to be nice.

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On doing nothing

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

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On separation

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” Learn about the real-life toys that inspired Winnie the Pooh.

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On judgment

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

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On love

Piglet: “How do you spell love”

Pooh: “You don’t spell it. You feel it.” Find more children’s books that teach kids a lesson.

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On patience

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

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On loneliness

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” Here’s what the real-life Christopher Robin really thought of Winnie the Pooh.

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On thoughtfulness

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

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On remembering

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” Find the best books to read as children—and adults!

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On simplicity

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?'”

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On sacrifice

“Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

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On goodbyes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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On being yourself

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” Now, find out the 100 children’s books everyone should read in their lifetime.