11 Brilliant Pieces of Life Advice, Courtesy of Dolly Parton

Take heed.

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Throughout her decades-long career, 71-year-old Dolly Parton has spent plenty of time dishing out genius one-liners and words of wisdom—and we'd all do well to heed her excellent advice. Here, we've rounded up the Queen of Country's most sage counsel.

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"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." 

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"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."

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"Dreams are of no value if they're not equipped with wings!"

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"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain!"

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"You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try."

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"I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else."

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"Storms make trees take deeper roots."

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"Stop this attitude that older people ain't any
good anymore! We're as good as we ever were—if we ever were any good." 

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"When someone shows me their true colors, I believe them."

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"If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."

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"Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

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