live and let live

idiom

used to say that a person should live as he or she chooses and let other people do the same
His philosophy was to live and let live.

Examples of live and let live in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those of us who live in liberal countries, where individuals live and let live — and speak, worship and socialize freely — would do well to understand that freedom for citizens is not even an aspiration for much of the world’s population. Ed Wallace, New York Daily News, 6 June 2024 At the same time, there’s an energy encouraging you to live and let live. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 30 July 2023 Seriously, though, isn’t one of the conservative values to live and let live? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2023

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“Live and let live.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20and%20let%20live. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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