The Wisdom of Pooh: The Ultimate List of Winnie the Pooh Quotes

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When poet and playwright A.A. Milne penned the classic stories Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, he introduced us to a friendship that would touch hearts for generations.

The characters were named for his own son and his stuffed toys, which provided the inspiration for Milne’s heartwarming and enduring tales.

Nearly 100 years later, Pooh Bear remains one of the most popular fictional characters for children, still beloved by the adults as well.

The Wisdom of Pooh: The Ultimate List of Winnie the Pooh Quotes

Quotes from these stories are cherished reminders of childhood lessons, one that serves us well even beyond our youth, including the popular line: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Winnie-the-Pooh quotes teach children about the magic of friendship and the importance of kindness in our lives.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite Winnie-the-Pooh friendship quotes here for a special trip back to Hundred Acre Wood….

List of the Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes

Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred. ―The House at Pooh Corner

Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams we can be together all the time. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered.”Yes, Piglet?””Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you. ―The House at Pooh Corner

We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

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A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. ―The House at Pooh Corner

But, of course, it isn’t really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there…and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it. ―The House at Pooh Corner

I used to believe in forever; but forever’s too good to be true. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

That’s right. You’ll like Owl. He flew past a day or two ago and noticed me. He didn’t actually say anything, mind you, but he knew it was me. Very friendly of him. Encouraging.Pooh and Piglet shuffled about a little and said, ‘Well, good-bye, Eeyore’ as lingeringly as they could, but they had a long way to go, and wanted to be getting on.‘Good-bye,’ said Eeyore. ‘Mind you don’t get blown away, little Piglet. You’d be missed. People would say `Where’s little Piglet been blown to?’ – really wanting to know. Well, good-bye. And thank you for happening to pass me. ―The House at Pooh Corner

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

One day when Pooh was thinking, he thought he would go and see Eeyore, because he hadn’t seen him since yesterday. ―The House at Pooh Corner

Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. —Winnie-the-Pooh

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. ―Winnie the Pooh

I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Nearly eleven o’clock,” said Pooh happily. “You’re just in time for a little smackerel of something. ―The House at Pooh Corner

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

We dint realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

Pooh said good-bye affectionately to his fourteen pots of honey, and hoped they were fifteen; and he and Rabbit went out into the Forest. ―The House at Pooh Corner

No brain at all, some of them [people], only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t Think. ―The House at Pooh Corner

And by and by Christopher Robin came to the end of things, and he was silent, and he sat there, looking out over the world, just wishing it wouldn’t stop. ―The House at Pooh Corner

It is the best way to write poetry, letting things come. ―The House at Pooh Corner

Some people care too much. I think it’s called love. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

How sweet to be a cloud, Floating in the blue. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

You only blinched inside,” said Pooh, “and that’s the bravest way for a Very Small Animal not to blinch that there is. ―The House at Pooh Corner

Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

The things that make me different are the things that make me. ―Winnie-the-Pooh

We need you, we always need you. ―Winnie-the-Pooh


Milne, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926.Milne, A.A. The House at Pooh Corner. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928.

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