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5 beautiful quotes on our humanity

Updated on February 14, 2015

The power within

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies with in us"-Ralph Waldo Emmerson
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies with in us"-Ralph Waldo Emmerson | Source


Life: 384-322 BCE
Life: 384-322 BCE | Source

5 Beautiful Quotes to make you appreciate life more

Aristotle on Habit,character and excellence

"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit"-Aristotle.

-The greek philosopher beautifully summarizes the effects of our focus. Note must be made on the meaning of excellence here.One must not rush to conclude that excellence is necessarily positive; if you repeatedly do unproductive acts, then you may become excellent in such...


Steve Jobs on "Getting it."

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D (Research and Development) dollars you have.When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about the money. It is about the people you have, how you’re led and how much you get it”-Steve Jobs

The progress of Apple after the return of Steve Jobs certainly adds weight to the man's words.Steve Jobs vision-his "getting" it, really did revolutionise many industries. If you have not already,I recommend you read his biography, written by Walter Isaacson. I found it very insightful.

Victor Emil Frankl


Stimulus and response-Action and reaction

"Between stimulus and response there is a space.In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom”-Victor Frankl (M.D., Ph.D. March 26, 1905, Leopoldstad- September 2, 1997, Vienna was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.":Source: Wikipedia)

Flexibility pays off

"Blessed are the flexible for they shall never be bent out of shape"-Unknown Author

A beautiful quote that truly fits in with the age we are living in.Technology is moving so rapidly and adapting to these quick changes has become a primary survival skill. Remember when we used to wait days, weeks or months to receive a letter? Now it does not even take a stamp to send a letter. Life has become so integrated with electronic media that if you do not keep yourself updated on developments, you might feel like a visitor from another planet. Flexibility pays off more than ever in this day and age.



Persistence makes the load lighter

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier; not that the nature of the thing itself has changed, but that our power to do it has increased." Ralph Waldo Emerson

-This pretty much echoes the first quote by Aristotle. Persistence seems to be an ingredient to getting things done with facility. I hope you find these quotes as enlightening and uplifting as I did.

Have a good one!

The meaning of persistence

When one persists, they do not give up. Following your goals thoroughly and consistently is to persist.

The poem "Invictus" is one of the most popular sources of persistence quotes. It embodies a spirit that never gives up.


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      Prudence 2 years ago

      These topics are so confnsiug but this helped me get the job done.

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      Lacey 2 years ago

      Well put, sir, well put. I'll certnialy make note of that.

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      Lynsey 2 years ago

      It's a real pluresae to find someone who can think like that

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      Rebecca Crawford 5 years ago from Georgia

      I needed to read these today! Awesome finds!

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      Jennifer Eve 5 years ago from New York

      What a beautiful quotes. I really enjoy this hub great thinking.. Thanks for sharing this kind information voted up....

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Rita.Thanks for passing by

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      Ritambhara Om 5 years ago

      great thoughts...

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      sabrani44 5 years ago

      Great hub, really enjoyed the quotes.

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      Cathi Sutton 5 years ago

      I truly enjoyed this Hub! Each quote stands on it's own, but putting them together was great! Thanks!

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      "We are but robots performing to a pre-ordained script."


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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Emerson's quote speaks the most to me. I get quite a number of panic attacks at the thought of doing things that frighten me. But as with anything, the more you do, the more you will ignore the fear.