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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

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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Quotes Of The Day

Over the years that I have been collecting quotes there are a few that have stuck in my mind. For example when I was serving as a missionary for my church, I came across this quote which came to mean a lot to me then and still does.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know much you care.”

As a teacher, especially as a young teacher it can be very difficult to convince others that you can teach them something that will be of great benifit in their lives and in the lives of their families. As the quote above says; if people know that you care about them, then it is a lot easier to teach them something that is of value, such as truth & increased knowledge and understanding.

Sometimes there are thoughts that can have a great deal of meaning to you and can sit in your mind.  Like the following thought.

“You can dodge your responsibilities, but you can’t dodge the consequences of dodging your responsibilities.”

So if you are ever asked to do something and don’t want to do it.  Consider first if it worth the consequences  of not doing it.  Or for that matter anything we do in life has a consequence, the question we need to ask ourselves; is the consequence of doing or not doing a particular action or task good or bad.

Thats all from me for now; until the next time I bid you Adieu!

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