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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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Quotes of The Day

Various thoughts have run through my mind this week, busy as it has been.  Like always a couple have stuck in my mind and stand forth above the others.  But both of them have to do with our attitudes and also our behaviours.

Throughout my life I have always been taught that learning and improving myself is a good thing to do. Keeping this in mind the following thought can be an encouragement for one to learn and also keep an open mind.

 

“Neglecting to broaden their views has kept some men doing the one thing all their lives.”

In other words, if you don’t increase your skills or learning then you might end up being only able to do the one type of work all your lives.

Having said that some of us can be quite stubborn and resist change. Or don’t know how to change.  This next quote sort of illustrates that.

“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

While this quote is appropriate for so many different situations, I thought it would serve in this situation as well.  Some times when our circumstances change we are so focussed on our old life or situation that we either cannot see or refuse to see the opportunities that have opened up with our change of circumstances.

 

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