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20 Quotes to Remind You That Everything Happens for a Reason

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 25, 2022
04:30 P.M.

Life can sometimes feel like it is completely arbitrary. But believing that everything happens for a reason will help us find reasons to persevere even when things get difficult.

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Our lives can get complicated sometimes. It can also seem like there is no rhyme or reason to the events that take place in our lives. That belief can easily make us feel discouraged and derail our actions towards our goals.

It is important, therefore, to find ways to keep chasing our dreams, even when it seems impossible. And besides the willpower needed to pursue any goal, we also need to train our minds to think positively so we can feel determined.

It can be difficult to think that everything that happens to us has a purpose, but it can also be helpful. During some difficult times, this may be the only thing we need to keep trying.

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If you find yourself questioning some events in your life, here are 20 quotes to remind you that everything happens for a reason.

Albert Schweitzer's quote: “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” — Mary Tyler Moore

“Miracles happen every day. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” — Jon Bon Jovi

“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” — Albert Schweitzer

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Mandy Hale's quote: “Sometimes a ‘mistake’ can end up being the best decision you ever make.” | Image: AmoDays

"I wouldn’t change anything. I think that it’s important to let things happen and stay ‘happened.’ I think that’s all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I’m just glad that it happened." — Mike Peters

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“Everything happens for a reason, even bad things.” Rick Riordan

“Do you believe that there are no coincidences in life? Everything happens for a reason. Every person we meet has a role in our life, whether it is big or small. Some will hurt, betray, and make us cry. Some will teach us a lesson, not to change us, but to make us be a better person.” — Cynthia Rusli

“Sometimes a ‘mistake’ can end up being the best decision you ever make.” — Mandy Hale

“Success is not a miracle. Nor is it a matter of luck. Everything happens for a reason, good or bad, positive or negative.” — Brian Tracy

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Rick Riordan's quote: “Everything happens for a reason, even bad things.” | Image: AmoDays

“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.” — Mandy Hale

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“Your strength doesn't come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” — Germany Kent

“Thank life for happening, thank every twist and turn. There is a reason for every single thing. There is a reason for every worry and concern.” ― Dante Jannicelli

“I wanted to believe that in the end, the universe would take care of us, and we would end up exactly where we were meant to be.” — Julianne MacLean

“There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” — Angel Flonis Harefa

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Jon Bon Jovi's quote: Miracles happen every day. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” | Image: AmoDays

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself.” — Walter Anderson

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“We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am.” — Thomas Keller

“The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways, we are, in some ways, we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” — Paul Auster

“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” — Deep Roy

“Nothing happens to anybody which nature does not fit him to bear." Marcus Aurelius

Mary Tyler Moore's quote: “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” | Image: AmoDays

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Things go wrong in our lives so that we can appreciate them and somehow make the best out of a really horrible situation. They also happen so that we can appreciate the small moments of joy that definitely happen to us, even when we don’t realize them.

Just remember that even when you believe that you have a fix for everything, life works in surprising ways. It always helps to use these quotes to gain some perspective.

If you enjoyed these quotes, you’ll love this compilation of quotes on the art of maturity.

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