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The Giant List of Platitudes

Posted 04-05-2015 at 11:15 AM by Employable


I kept redundancies to a minimum, only adding similar phrases if I heard them in person. Examples are ďYouíll be fineĒ/ĒYouíll be OKĒ and ďI feel your painĒ/ĒI share your pain.Ē

Non-dictionary definition: A platitude is a statement thatís used so often, it sounds dull or trite instead of interesting, thoughtful or helpful. When someone is coping with a life problem, a platitude is the typical reaction of another person who has nothing genuinely heartfelt or sympathetic to say. It helps fill the silence in an uncomfortable conversation, and can be an indirect way of letting people know they should look elsewhere for meaningful dialog.

Itís OK.
This is life.
Such is life.
You look OK.
Youíll be OK.
Youíll be fine.
Time will tell.
Itís Godís will.
It is what it is.
Itís in the past.
I feel your pain.
Karmaís a *****.
Live and let live.
Just be yourself.
Just give it time.
Youíll get over it.
Donít dwell on it.
It could be worse.
I share your pain.
It was meant to be.
It canít be that bad.
Just think positive.
Patience is a virtue.
This too shall pass.
Youíll get used to it.
Perception is reality.
Youíll get through it.
Your time will come.
Own it and move on.
Youíll get better at it.
You have to move on.
Keep a stiff upper lip.
Whatís done is done.
Donít let it eat at you.
Get on with your life.
It wasnít meant to be.
Things will work out.
Our hearts go out toÖ
Donít let it bother you.
Things will get easier.
Just follow your heart.
Nothing is impossible.
We all have problems.
Happiness is a choice.
Itís not rocket science.
Itís for your own good.
Youíre better than this.
Time heals all wounds.
Something will turn up.
You did this to yourself.
Look on the bright side.
Just donít think about it.
Youíre lucky to be alive.
Tomorrow will be better.
Let it slide off your back.
Donít linger on the past.
They donít deserve you.
Donít let it get you down.
Tomorrowís another day.
Theyíre in a better place.
Just try harder next time.
Take it one day at a time.
You still have your health.
Youíll be better off for this.
It was just their time to go.
Donít let life get you down.
You just need some sleep.
You did the best you could.
You can do so much better.
You just need to get over it.
It all comes out in the wash.
Everythingís going to be OK.
At least youíre not homeless.
Youíre better off without them.
It will all be worth it in the end.
God only takes the good ones.
This is just a bump in the road.
You gotta do what you gotta do.
Thereís plenty of fish in the sea.
Youíll thank me for this one day.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Everything happens for a reason.
You just have to try a little harder.
You have to know your limitations.
Maybe your heart just isnít in to it.
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
They werenít right for you anyway.
Your negativity is your only hurdle.
I understand this is difficult for you.
Youíre paddling against the current.
You just need to believe in yourself.
One day youíll see things differently.
You can be anything you want to be.
Our thoughts and prayers go out toÖ
There is someone worse off than you.
Good things come to people who wait.
Good things happen to those who wait.
You have your whole life ahead of you.
Other people go through this every day.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
You just havenít met the right person yet.
If at first you donít succeed, try, try again.
What doesnít kill you makes you stronger.
Thereís somebody out there for everyone.
The best revenge is to have a fulfilling life.
You donít need people like that in your life.
Youíre making a mountain out of a molehill.
We all have to do things we donít want to do.
Life doesnít give you things you canít handle.
Youíll be back in the game before you know it.
No matter what you do, itís always something.
If you knew what I knew, youíd think differently.
Things would be better if you were more positive.
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