Quotes that really mean something part 1
Quotes with meaning
Sometimes it is not the big things that make a difference in our lives but the small ones and sometimes it is just something small that someone says that makes a huge impact in your life. I’ve had a few of these quotes with meaning that I value above all.
WHAT THE SEA GIVES YOU, YOU MUST HAPPILY ACCEPTS BUT WHAT THE SEA TAKES, YOU MUST VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP
I was 10 years old when I heard this during a story on the local radio station and I remember it. Growing up in a coastal town and still living close to the beach with fishermen , surfers and children playing really touched me.
IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING
This struck a cord when I listened to the song of the same name sang by Aaron Tippin. I have always stuck to my morals and values even when temptation and money tempt me.
Quotes with meaning
THE BEST PREDICTOR OF FUTURE BEHAVIOR IS PAST BEHAVIOR – Dr. Phil
This is one of Dr. Phil’s most famous sayings and there is an extended version of it where he says – The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior but you can create a new past and therefore a new past (and that gives hope for a new positive future)
BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD. MAHATMA GANDHI
This is so deep and something that certainly touched my heart and soul.
Live a life of gratitude
IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE IN LIFE, YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE MORE. OPRAH
When Oprah talked about Gratitude during her show, I thought how can you be grateful when your life is as miserable as mine but with time I learned the wisdom in her words and now I too live a life of Gratitude and my life is so much better now.
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM. CS LEWIS
When I was in so much pain (emotionally) and I was hateful towards myself for wrong decisions and missed opportunities in the past I came across this quote and as a result it changed my attitude.
Nothing is for free
NOTHING IN LIFE IS FOR FREE, THERE IS ALWAYS A PRICE TO PAY – MY MOTHER
I was a teenager when I was angry about the rich people who gets everything for free and we must work hard for what we want and need in life and my Mum’s words brought me back to earth.
“TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS THAT YOU DIDN’T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO. SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES. SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOR. CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS”. – MARK TWAIN
During my turmoil and battle with myself, I remembered this profound quote, looked it up on the Internet and printed it out and pasted it on my bedroom wall so I can remember myself to never give up, to force myself to achieve my goals, even if it means leaving my safe spot.
“DON’T CRY BECAUSE IT’S OVER, SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED.” ― DR. SEUSS
When I had a fallout with a friend of mine and our friendship came to an end, this quote meant so much to me.
“DON’T WALK IN FRONT OF ME… I MAY NOT FOLLOW, DON’T WALK BEHIND ME… I MAY NOT LEAD WALK BESIDE ME… JUST BE MY FRIEND” ― ALBERT CAMUS
These words are so true in my life.
There are even a movie called Silence
I’d like to know what your favorites are. Tell me in the comments below which quotes or sayings you value. (It could also be things a family member or friend said to you).