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Mary Tyler Moore was a feminist icon who left a mark on the entertainment world with her show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” It was one of the first TV series to feature a working woman who wasn’t married as the lead. At the time, this show revolutionized the stereotypical views society had of women.

More importantly, her quotes will always be iconic. No matter what life throws at you, there’s an inspirational quote from her to help you get through it.

So, here are 11 Mary Tyler Moore quotes to help you get through life.

1 On facing hard times

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

2 On self-love

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“Don’t be looking for perfection. Don’t be short-tempered with yourself. And you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else.”

3 On the true gifts in life

“I’ve had the fame and the joy of getting laughter—those are gifts.”

4 On a different way to look at life

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“Worrying is a necessary part of life.”

5 On the importance of having dreams

“Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.”

6 On getting to know people

“Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers.”

7 On making the best of it

“You truly have to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.”

8 On life experience

“I’m an experienced woman; I’ve been around … well, alright, I might not’ve been around, but I’ve been … nearby.”

9 On taking the right life route

“My grandfather once said, having watched me one entire afternoon, prancing and leaping and cavorting, ‘This child will either end up on stage or in jail.’ Fortunately, I took the easy route.”

10 On following your instincts

“I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do. Some people refer to it as indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on.”

11 On acting

“I’m not an actress who can create a character. I play me.”

Mary Tyler Moore passed away earlier this year at the age of 80, but the wisdom she left behind will live on forever.

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