During high school, my government teacher had us keep a spiral bound notebook to record daily quotes that he gave to us from famous people throughout history. I know that I saved that notebook. I wouldn’t have thrown it away. Yet, it is now 32 years late and I still can’t find it. However, the power of quotes still amazes me.
As I’ve faced some challenging circumstances over the past several months and especially this past month, I decided to start my collection over again. Just reading some of these gave me inspiration. I hope they will do the same for you.
The man who chases two rabbits catches none. – Roman Proverb.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. – Unknown
A wise man does in the beginning what a foolish man does in the end.
How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.
I’ve learned that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
When you harbour bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
That last quote reminds me to share with you a new series over at The Beginning Rancher’s Wife. I’m writing a blog series on “Things My Grandmother Knew”. It’s been a journey down memory lane and a reminder that the above statement is true.
And….last quote for today!
There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.