Really? Can I pick only one? I’m going to bend the rules a tad and offer up two, if only because one has morphed into the other. No sense stressing over such a decision.
My favorite quote several decades ago, in about the first half of my life is:
“…To thine own self be true.” — Shakespeare
This sentiment was the deal breaker Godsend when making some monumental life decisions that I could have lived to regret if I wasn’t true to my own self.
But now, my favorite life saving quote for what I’ll deem the second half of my life is:
“Don’t jump in if you don’t want to jump out.” — Anonymous
This underscores the importance of boundaries, to not become overloaded and that it’s okay to say, “No.” Too often (in the first half of my life) I would go along to get along then regret doing so.
In essence, both of these quotes save me from getting involved in things I don’t really want to be involved in. 🙂