Winnie-the-Pooh’s Words of Wisdom

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Pots of honey, treehouses and heffalump traps are some of the items you might find in the Hundred Acre Wood where Winnie-the-Pooh lives. A.A. Milne’s tales of Pooh bear, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Piglet and Owl, are some of the most beloved around. Since the publication of the first collection of short stories in 1926, Pooh and his friends have come to us through both book and screen. Storytelling is a big part of our #ShareAStory campaign and you might know that Winnie-the-Pooh made our list of the nation’s 100 top stories to share. So why not use #WinnieThePoohDay to read and share the book? 

To celebrate Winnie-The-Pooh Day on the 18th of January, which is also A.A. Milne’s birthday, we’ve put together some words of wisdom from our favourite residents of the Hundred Acre Wood (this includes quotes from the original books and various adaptations).

– Some people care too much. I think it’s called love

– You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

– The things that make me different are the things that make me

© Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

– A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

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

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

– A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.

– Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them

– It’s not what we have, but who we have

– A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.