Words of wisdom

words of wisdom

My friend Oprah calls them “Ah huh” moments. You know the ones. When you read a sentence or a quote or a speech or even hear song lyrics, and something about them sticks in your mind. They make you think. You relate to the words. You identify with them. As if they were meant for you. Written just for you,  for a particular moment in your life.

I love those.

Oh and just to clear things up, Oprah and I aren’t really friends. If we were, I’d totally get free tickets to her show…..

Anyway, there a couple of quotes that mean something to me and have stuck with me ever since I first came across them. Some I adore simply for the way they sound and some I draw on when I need them most. If you’re some great quotes, search for Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes on Pinterest – he’s a favourite.

Here’s some more of my favourites:

This too shall pass.
– origin unknown

I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
– Galileo

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits, the rebels,
the troublemakers, 
the round pegs in the square holes,
the ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them,
but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them,
because they change things.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, 
are the ones who do.
– Steve Jobs

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do no harm but take no shit.
– origin unknown

Everything will be ok in the end.
If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.
– Fernando Sabino / Paulo Coelho / John Lennon

Hope is the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all.
– Emily Dickinson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You will begin it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never know how strong you are,
until being strong is the only choice you have.
– origin unknown

All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost
– J.R.R Tolkien

Do you have a favourite? What are the words that get you through and keep you going?

K xxx

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