Food for thought- a sample of my favourite quotes

Musings over some of my favourite,famous quotes

"Every man is a volume if you know how to read him"- William Ellery Channing

What a pity we judge most people as we do with books, by their cover, and by doing so we miss the opportunity to discover and connect with beautiful emotional words. Everyone has something to teach to anyone, even to the smartest- when they are given a chance. The world would be a better place if we learned to see beyond appearances, and reach the soul!

"There are no gains without pains"- Adlai Stevenson

How many of us complain every day that to some of us the corsses to bear are heavier, or that life doesn't always distributeĀ its goods on the basis of merit?

Well, when I catch myself thinking this way, a little voice inside rebells and talks back: How many times did you choose the most convenient thing to do instead of the right one? How many times did you follow a trail instead of leaving one? The value of everything we achieve is proportipnal to the effort invested in achieving it!

"If you don't know where you are going, you will end up some place else"- Yogi Berra

When you get in your car, to travel somewhere unknown, you always make sure putĀ in the GPS the right address. It would be so irritating to waste time, fuel, money and realize you have ended up the wrong place, and missed something important.

T'works the same way going through with life, unless you adjust your inner compass properly to point to your heart's desire, and put all your efforts to get there, you might end up "some place else", and unfortunately there is no rewind in life. You got your chance, make it count or sulk over blowing your only one chance!

"How much pain have cost us the evils tha have never happened"- Thomas Jefferson

The biggest gift we could do to ourselves is to learn to live in the present. Many have never experienced it, too busy regreting yesterday or fretting for tomorrow. My mom always said: Do whatever you can to make things turn as you wish them to and live the rest to take care of itself.

"The rays of happiness, like those of light are colourless when unbroken"- Longfellow

Beautiful words. Not every bad thing life throws our way comes to harm or hurt. God never said life would be easy, He said it would be worthy!

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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London


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Edlira 6 years ago Author

Thank you Kathryn! Much appreciated your comment. Cheers, Edlira.

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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

I love quotes and have several hubs on a similar them! I love the Longfellow quote - very beautiful! Great idea and great job!

I like your interpretations too - very interesting to see how people view quotes!

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arthurchappell 6 years ago from Manchester, England

A very good commentary on each quotation - great idea for a Hub as I've seen a few hat just add a string of quotations without comment - great work.

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arthurchappell 6 years ago from Manchester, England

Tempting to do some hubs relating to quotations myself - not in this same style though

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Edlira 6 years ago Author

Hi SimeyC. Thanks a lot for your nice comment. I agree, it really is interesting to see how different people interpret for eg the same quotes. Will soon read some of the ones you have chosen :-). Best, Edlira.

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Edlira 6 years ago Author

Hi Arthur. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my hub. Will be looking forward to reading you hub based on quotations when u write it :-). Cheers, Edlira.

aila 5 years ago

'i love to listen and to read those quotes that you can get many lessons.,like this . . . love it.

sharmaine 5 years ago

Ilike this...

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irene vios 4 years ago

it's was very nice .......... i like it :P

mary jane 4 years ago

i love quotes because it gave me an inspirations

mkjlj 4 years ago

ang pangit

sm 4 years ago

ang ganda ng mga food for thought

jhoane 4 years ago

ganda nakakaantig

ane poul 4 years ago

dahil jan nakakuha aq ng assignment


angel guanzon 4 years ago

its so useful...

owen pelimer 4 years ago

thankzz uuuu

jr cabe 4 years ago

wow naman

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Joy56 4 years ago

these quotes surely are thought provoking, thanks for sharing

hazel 4 years ago

wowwwww naman

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epigramman 4 years ago

Good morning from my lake erie time ontario canada 11:30am and I love this hub offering from you because as an awesome writer and thinker that you are - you have personalized these quotes with your own personal thoughts and that really elevates this hub presentation to another level indeed ..... thank you for your insight, your sensitivity and your passionate intelligence - sending warm wishes and good energy to you

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MarieAlana1 4 years ago from Ohio

Thanks for the great quotes! It is very true that there is no gains without pains. Yes, in order to have gains you must have pains first and we should not complain about those little pains.

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churva.keme 3 years ago

leche ang babaho ng pekpek nyo!!

puyong 3 years ago


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Khimie :) 3 years ago

Very beautiful quotations :) nice

jye 3 years ago


W3w 2 years ago

It doesn't Have meaning

THE w3w 2 years ago

Hey Please give the meaning i need it in assignment

faju ianb.21 2 years ago

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kerlyn 2 years ago

food for thought so far it is a beautiful qoutes

kerlyn 2 years ago

i like to read it these qoutes

kerlyn 2 years ago

haha you need an assignment give me that i'll help you

kerlyn 2 years ago

yeah that's true i'll always open im so far im here in enternet cafe i'll always open it

kerlyn 2 years ago

thank you for the qoutes

kerlyn 2 years ago

because my teacher is good from all

kerlyn 2 years ago

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kerlyn 2 years ago

these qoutes surely are thought provoking,thanks for sharing for all needed to these qoutes ,im happy to see these qoutes

kerlyn 2 years ago

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pam 20 months ago

thanks for that ...and its so very beautiful food for thoughts in our school ...ty

fv 20 months ago

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jazil 7 months ago

wonderful but i like tagalog

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