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10 Favourite Winnie the Poohisms

As Winnie the Pooh celebrates his 90th anniversary, we take a look at some of his heartwarming life lessons.

Fondly known as ‘Poohisms’, Winnie the Pooh is quite the philosopher when it comes to bringing inspirational nuggets of wisdom from his adventures with Christopher Robin and friends in Hundred Acre Wood. Here are 10 of our all-time favourites:

1. Be kind and thoughtful

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“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference”

2. The importance of trying

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“If the string breaks, try another piece of string”

3. Keep loved ones in your heart

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“The most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you”

4. Share with loved ones

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“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody”

5. Take your time

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“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day”

6. Be a go-getter

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“Never let things come to you, go out and fetch them”

7. The power of doing

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“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes”

8. Let your loved ones grow

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“Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love”

9. Make plans

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“It’s best to know what you’re looking for before you look for it”

10. You are loved

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“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you”

Dr. Catherine McCall, philosopher and patron of The Philosophy Foundation, has developed a theory to determine Winnie-the-Pooh’s unique philosophy and how it compares to some of philosophy’s greatest minds. Watch the video: