World renowned Irish rock band U2 has not only given the world music for the ages, but it brought us Bono - a man of generous means and great wisdom.

And on his 56th birthday today, we bring you 25 of Bono's most telling quotes - to give you an insight into the superstar's mind, and perhaps even into yourself.

A rockstar by any measure, Bono truly redefines 'celebrity'.

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