Quotes: (let’s try this again….) For this thread… inspirational quotes, words that make you ponder, contemplate, sigh with relief, or even shed a tear. Quotes from your mind or other great minds. Poets, come forth! Speak your deepest words, share (if you dare) what is inside. Share lyrics that have meaning, poetry from others, or that moment when you realized…some great knowing.
Politics will be flagged! Go elsewhere for that. This is a thread for the who want to find deeper meaning in life, express themselves, be held up by others for a moment.
If You can conceive it
and You believe it
You can achieve it.
“Be wary of judging the past with modern morals.”
-from Endeavour tv series, S1 E1
This was said by a British pastor. I’m not sure who he was talking about.
He’s not a bad man. He’s a weak man. And weak men do bad things.
“Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.” - Eric Hoffer
If no one has ever heard you change your mind about something, then you are either a god or you have mistaken yourself for one.
Kevin DeYoung Just Do Something page 93
Men bring calm. Boys bring chaos. (Source unknown)
One of my favorite quotes ever.
“Whatever then may be your choice of profession and future spheres of action, settle it, young gentlemen, as a principle never to be questioned yet never to be forgotten that your whole life is a service to be performed.”
-James C. Furman, Commencement Address [Furman University], 1858
“Unlikely. Unpredictable. Unusual. Magnetic. Opening. Falling. Fearful. Unafraid. Magical. Difficult. Crushing. Healing. Waiting. Wanting. Waiting. Feeling. Waiting. Changing. Waiting. Waiting…
Sometimes the path is not clear. Sometimes the choices change, evolve from the absolutely-no-way to the maybe. Sometimes the choices are daunting and costly. Sometimes there is one choice that stands out among the others and sometimes that choice is so strongly felt, there is no other logical thing to do but go for it.”
From my memoir: Wanda3
Old Hippie Logic
90% of what I worry about doesn’t happen
5% of what I worry about doesn’t happen like I thought it would
5% of what I worry about happens if I worry about it or not
So why worry?
Good ones! Antidote to worry…
One of my favorite:
Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it.
It did (my wife), and I am thankful for that.
Not sure this qualifies, and can’t remember where I heard it:
“Our strengths are also our weaknesses.”