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Prince inspired the world with his music | (c)  Balazs Mohai/Epa/REX/Shutterstock (
Prince inspired the world with his music | (c) Balazs Mohai/Epa/REX/Shutterstock (

18 Inspirational Life Lessons Prince Taught the World

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Ann Lee
Music Editor
Updated: 24 April 2017

As Prince once sung in Let’s Go Crazy, ‘Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today. To get through this thing called life.’ He helped his fans navigate their way through ‘this thing called life’ with his music. Always innovative, forever pushing boundaries and seeking to get to the very heart of the melody.

It was a year ago today that the singer was found dead at his Paisley Park recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota from a fentanyl overdose. He was just 57-years-old.

To mark the first anniversary of his death, we have gathered up quotes where he passed on his wisdom, inspired us and taught us how to be better people.

RIP, Prince. You still rock our world.

1. Life is short

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2. Don’t be afraid to be alone

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3. Every day is a chance to start again

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4. Live in the present

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5. Just be yourself

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6. Technology is messing with our heads

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7. Music is life

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8. Success doesn’t make you happy

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9. Be true to yourself

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10. Other people’s opinions don’t matter

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11. Make sure you’re suffering for the right reasons

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12. You can do anything as long as you have the right people around you

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13. Life is what you make of it

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14. Be kind to each other

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15. Everyone’s path is unique

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16. Be grateful for your friends

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17. Don’t be a hater

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18. Every cloud has a silver lining

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