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The Giant List of Platitudes

Posted 04-05-2015 at 12:15 PM by Employable

I kept redundancies to a minimum, only adding similar phrases if I heard them in person. Examples are “You’ll be fine”/”You’ll be OK” and “I feel your pain”/”I share your pain.”

Non-dictionary definition: A platitude is a statement that’s 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.

It’s OK.
This is life.
Such is life.
You look OK.
You’ll be OK.
You’ll be fine.
Time will tell.
It’s God’s will.
It is what it is.
It’s in the past.
I feel your pain.
Karma’s a *****.
Live and let live.
Just be yourself.
Just give it time.
You’ll get over it.
Don’t dwell on it.
It could be worse.
I share your pain.
It was meant to be.
It can’t be that bad.
Just think positive.
Patience is a virtue.
This too shall pass.
You’ll get used to it.
Perception is reality.
You’ll get through it.
Your time will come.
Own it and move on.
You’ll get better at it.
You have to move on.
Keep a stiff upper lip.
What’s done is done.
Don’t let it eat at you.
Get on with your life.
It wasn’t meant to be.
Things will work out.
Our hearts go out to…
Don’t let it bother you.
Things will get easier.
Just follow your heart.
Nothing is impossible.
We all have problems.
Happiness is a choice.
It’s not rocket science.
It’s for your own good.
You’re better than this.
Time heals all wounds.
Something will turn up.
You did this to yourself.
Look on the bright side.
Just don’t think about it.
You’re lucky to be alive.
Tomorrow will be better.
Let it slide off your back.
Don’t linger on the past.
They don’t deserve you.
Don’t let it get you down.
Tomorrow’s another day.
They’re in a better place.
Just try harder next time.
Take it one day at a time.
You still have your health.
You’ll be better off for this.
It was just their time to go.
Don’t 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.
Everything’s going to be OK.
At least you’re not homeless.
You’re 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.
There’s plenty of fish in the sea.
You’ll 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 isn’t in to it.
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
They weren’t right for you anyway.
Your negativity is your only hurdle.
I understand this is difficult for you.
You’re paddling against the current.
You just need to believe in yourself.
One day you’ll see things differently.
You can be anything you want to be.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to…
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 haven’t met the right person yet.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
There’s somebody out there for everyone.
The best revenge is to have a fulfilling life.
You don’t need people like that in your life.
You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.
We all have to do things we don’t want to do.
Life doesn’t give you things you can’t handle.
You’ll be back in the game before you know it.
No matter what you do, it’s always something.
If you knew what I knew, you’d think differently.
Things would be better if you were more positive.
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