Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Quotable Quotes

Stephanie

When I was young and my Mom had a subscription to Reader’s Digest magazine, I never understood the “Quotable Quotes” section. I guess maybe I wasn’t yet old enough to recognize profound wisdom in bite-sized pieces.

My all-time favorite quote is-  “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” by Friedrich Nietzsche, but I think I may have recently discovered another one just as powerful this past Saturday while visiting my friend Becky in Johnstown, PA. She had a handmade card that a friend had given her upon returning from a trip to India. The quote, which was told to her by someone she met in India is: “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you were meant to be…” Ahhhhhhhhh. That just feels so good to me! It’s like the old, “Everything happens for a reason.” but being more in tune and specific with your physical location. I love it!

I like to take my favorite quotes and note them in my journal which seems to solidify their meaning in my mind. Will you share one of your favorite quotes with us?

Image & mandala above created by Biffybeans. ©All Rights Reserved.

22 thoughts on “Quotable Quotes

  1. I keep a book specifically full of quotes to write in calligraphy when needed. (Another good source is following the Dalai Lama on Twitter!!) Here are a few:

    Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe. -Lao Tzu

    Our greatest folly is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Confucius

    There is more to life than increasing it’s speed. -Ghandi

  2. I keep a book specifically full of quotes to write in calligraphy when needed. (Another good source is following the Dalai Lama on Twitter!!) Here are a few:

    Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe. -Lao Tzu

    Our greatest folly is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Confucius

    There is more to life than increasing it’s speed. -Ghandi

  3. “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; 
    enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); 
    being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

  4. “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; 
    enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); 
    being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

  5. “Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 
    — Howard Thurman

  6. “Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 
    — Howard Thurman

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