Here Are 11 Important Life Lessons Robin Williams Taught Us. #6 Is Essential.

The world is a much richer and happier place thanks to Robin Williams. He left us with his stellar and delightful performances in classic films like Aladdin, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, and many others. He also left us with important life lessons we could all live by.

Here are just eleven of them:

1. “Do not be fooled by its common place appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.”

2. “A doctor’s mission should be not just to prevent death… but also to improve the quality of life. That’s why you treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you win, no matter what the outcome.”

3. “All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me.” – Hook (1991)
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4. “You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting (1997)
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5. “Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem you face it like a man.” – Jumanji (1995)


6. “…Carpe…Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

7. “There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
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8. “…And there is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

9. “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

10. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

11. “Please, don’t worry so much.”

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I don’t have very much time these days so I’ll make it quick. Like my life. You know, as we come to the end of this phase of our life, we find ourselves trying to remember the good times and trying to forget the bad times, and we find ourselves thinking about the future. We start to worry , thinking, “What am I gonna do? Where am I gonna be in ten years?” But I say to you, “Hey, look at me!” Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. I made it, Mom. I’m a grown up.”