08/29/2013 12:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life Lessons From 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' (PHOTOS)


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In search of a brain, a heart, courage and a way home, four unlikely friends embarked on an adventure. While their journey in film warms our hearts with music and dance, the original story, written by L. Frank Baum, brings us quotes that are worth reading over and over again. The lessons of love and courage are so applicable to our everyday lives that we start to forget about the flying monkeys. Find five of our inspiring quotes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz below.

"Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get."
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"There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid."
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"The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything."
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"'You have plenty of courage, I am sure,' answered Oz. 'All you need is confidence in yourself.'"
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"'You people with hearts,' he said, 'have something to guide you, and need never do wrong.'"
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