7 Words of Wisdom from Ernest Hemingway on How to Live a...

7 Words of Wisdom from Ernest Hemingway on How to Live a Meaningful Life

Love him or loathe him, Ernest Hemingway has had an undeniable influence on American literature of the 20th century. Remembered as much for his adventure-filled, testosterone-fuelled real life antics as he is for his classic works such as ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, Hemingway offered up an endless supply of perfectly quotable advice on how to live a meaningful life.

Here is wordables pick of the best.

On Nobility

Hemingway Quote 01

Yes. A way of putting down anyone who has ever thought he was better than someone else while simultaneously putting the burden of improvement onto the self, this is one of Hemingway’s most enduring quotes.

On Sleep

Hemingway 02

Sleep is the body’s way of healing itself. Sleep is also the only time you can’t get into any trouble so maybe Hemingway should’ve slept a little more.

On Trust

Hemingway 03

Open your hearts, people. What’s the worst that can happen…

On Listening

Hemingway 04

Being a good listener is one of the most desirable of people skills and one of the hardest to find. Shut your traps people, Hemingway is talking.

On Strength

Hemingway 05

Yes, life can be cruel but what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.

On Drinking

Hemingway 06

I advocate a small amount of Dutch courage but there’s really no bigger bore than the drunken, ‘first thing tomorrow I’m going to blah, blah, blah blah’, person.

On The World

Hemingway 07

Things may seem bad but overall, the world is pretty cool. Don’t leave it behind any sooner than you have to.

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