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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 distribute 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 put 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!