Quotes of The Day

Today I thought I would just pick a ouple of quotes at random. So i have been flipping throught the pages of some of my collection and i came across these two.

The first that caught my attention was one written by a french writer we know as Voltaire, but was born in Paris, France on 21 November 1694, with the name of Francois-Marie Arouet.  he was the youngest of 5 children.  Later in life he chose to be called Voltaire.  during his life he wrote over 20,000 letters over 2,000 books & phampletts.

 

“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.”

Voltaire

To me this just says that we shouldn’t let our troubles get us down; instead of feeling sorry about it we should do what we can to fix or resolve the situation or problem.  If we can’t do either of the above we should learn from our experience and move onin a positive manner.

Next is a quote from Thomas Carlyle, a notable scottish philosopher, satrical writer, essayist and historian.  He was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland on 4 Dec 1795 and died in London, England on 5 Feb 1881.

“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder, a waif, a nothing, a no man.  Have a purpose in life, and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.”

Thomas Carlyle

I think Thomas Carlyle’s quote is self explaining so I won’t go any further with it.  But I will bid you Adiu once again till the next time

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