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John Lennon was an activist for love who became an emblem of peace. The man who co-founded the most iconic and influential pop music band of all time, The Beatles, was known as much for his talents as a singer-songwriter as for his larger-than-life presence in the public eye.

Few had a voice as passionate or powerful as John Lennon’s, who continues to inspire countless millions decades after he was stolen from us before his time. Here are the best quotes from John Lennon

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.

We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon quote

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.

I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.

When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun, every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.

Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.

You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!

A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.

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