I’m am a quote-aholic. Good quotes can often help make, for me, a good day. They boost my mood, give courage, and deepen my understanding. Sometimes, they just make me laugh. It’s all good. Words are important. So we should take care to verbalize good ones. It can make a world of difference in the quality of our journey.
With gratitude to those who were inspired to share good words, here are a few quotes you may want to add to your file:
1. Henry David Thoreau ~
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor
We know it’s always better to act than to react. By our actions, we may elevate our life. It’s about choices, isn’t it? And never giving up!
2. Albert Schweitzer shared this good concept ~
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives
Because life is full of ups and downs, of things we perceive as good or bad, or trial and test and hardship, it takes effort to stay afloat- so to speak- in rough waters. There have been times I wanted to throw in the towel, or dig a hole and jump in, or cry until there were no more tears in me.
One time, while going through a particularly tough time, someone reminded me:
Vickey, keep your heart open. No matter what happens, don’t shut down. Stay open, so good things can continue to come your way.
That was really good advice. Allowing the stuff of life to overwhelm me to the point of decay of any good, real, or positive inside my soul was not acceptable. I’ve heard it said that the difference between trial and tragedy is the way we react. So, Mr. Schweitzer’s words are ones I appreciate.
3. Helen Keller, an amazing woman of sight, even with eyes that could not physically see, shared this ~
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes real happiness. It is not obtained through self gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose
Amen, I say. It’s one of those road signs of life that help us, when we remember what’s most important. We really do need to lose ourselves- in seeking to help other people and good causes- to find ourselves!
4. Mark Twain. When I hear the name, his wit and sarcasm come to mind. This is one I really enjoy ~
Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well
Ha! If there are any other procrastinators out there, you have to appreciate this sentence. Putting off keeps the weight of having to do something squarely on our shoulders. If we want to lift our spirits and lift the weight, we just gotta go and do! It’s good for our morale to have it done.
5. Elder Marvin J Ashton offered great wisdom in why we should work at being cheerful people ~
Good cheer is best shared by those who will discard fear, cheerfully accept what comes and use it wisely, become converted, obey the commandments of God, avoid self-deceit and rationalization. Being of good cheer makes it possible for us to turn all our sunsets into sunrises. With good cheer, carrying our cross can be our ladder to happiness
I love the idea of having that cross we carry become a ladder to happiness. It indicates progress and learning; understanding and good attitude.
Maybe there’s no need for you to add any of these quotes to your file. But if any one of them gives you a lift and a bit of help today, that makes me happy. It’s a good thing.
And goodness matters!