10 Things We Can All Learn From Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

Uruguayan President José Mujica first caught international attention when he was dubbed the "world's poorest president". The austere leader donates 90% of his salary and keeps life simple living on his farm with his wife and three-legged dog, Manuela, according to the BBC.

Since then, "Pepe" has continued in the international spotlight by becoming the first head of state to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana. These moves prompted The Economist magazine to name Uruguay country of the year for 2013.

If you've watched or read any interview with Mujica, you'll notice that he's overflowing with wisdom.

Here are some of his best quotes.

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