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.”
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.