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Daily Quotes

Once again I thought I would just have a look around my quote collections and see where it would take me.  First off the page is a quote which strikes a chord with me is one that deals with how we behave or our behaviour.

 

“We are not just our behaviour, we are the person managing our behaviour.”

One of the things that has always bugged me is that people do something that will be considered wrong or is wrong.  And then make the excuse that they can’t help it or find some other excuse as to why they did it or said it. They do not take ownership for their behaviour or response.  And this at times irks me something terrible.

Next off the rank is another quote which is similar to the previous quote but approachs the topic from a different direction.

“The difference between a child and adult is not years, rather it’s a willingness to accept resposibility, to be responsible for it’s own actions.”

Now to take a completely different tack.  Our next quote comes from a gentleman by the name of William Ralph Inge, an Anglican priest and prolific author.

“In nature their are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.”

William Ralph Inge

Well thats all from me for now.  I will bid Adieu for now, so have fun until next time.

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Daily Quotes

I’ve had to do some reorganizing in one of my Quote books and there were some quotes that I thought that I would share with you today.

 

“Life’s journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed; the courage to say no; the courage to say yes.  Decisions do determine destiny.”

Thomas S Monson

As most of us know; our daily life is not always straight forward, nor is it a bed of roses, or maybe it is, since roses do have thorns, (most types do).  So we often have to make decisions based on the information we have to hand at the time.  Not all of them will be the right decision, but we can always reassess that decision when we have further information.

To follow another line of thought I came across two quotes from one of my favorite comedians, Robin Williams, taken from his character in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,”

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams

This is so true.  History shows what idea’s and words can do.  All the tools, inventions, Technology etc, come because of an idea that some one has had. e.g. Thomas Edison – The electric light bulb.  The same is true of words, one of the greatest playwrights of the western world; William Shakespeare, is great example of the power of words in our modern age.  Words have the power to uplift us or bring us down, words do carry weight let no one try to convince you otherwise.

Also this quote, again from “Dead Poets Society,” but this time talking about the pupose of education.

“I thought the purpose of education was to learn to think for yourself.”

 

– Dead Poets Society                                                                           Robin Williams

Well thats all from me for now, Adieu till the next time.

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