John Lennon Quotes

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.

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

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

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

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

When you do something noble and 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.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

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. 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.

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

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

The sun is up, the sky is blue It’s beautiful, and so are you.

You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.

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

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

The trouble with government as it is, is that it doesn’t represent the people. It controls them.

The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.

Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.

My teacher asked me what I want to be when I grow up, I said happy. She told me I don’t understand the assignment, I told her she doesn’t understand life.

The people have the power. All we have to do is awaken the power in the people.

Trying to please everybody is impossible – if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.

Don’t hate what you don’t understand!

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.

Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends