I have this habit of writing out whatever interesting quotes I come across. I even have them categorised in my journal. Yes, I actually write these quotes out – pen and paper. The thing about quotes is that they always hit home for at least one other person. No experience is new or confined to just a particular group of people. Yes, someone in the fifth century experienced that terrible heartbreak that you think you’re the first to experience.
When people go through things, achieve certain feats, experience a terrible loss, and so on, they tell their stories. Some sections of these stories are so powerful that they become popular quotes.
Whenever I come across a quote I find inspiring, motivational, informative, insightful or just entertaining, I bring out my journal and jot it down. Now, I have all these quotes in my book and because I’m a good person, I’ll share some of them with you!
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Caroll Bunnett
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen
“If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – From Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life
“I usually become a ghost to those who no longer deserve my time. I’ve never seen a point in explaining my absence to someone who failed to appreciate my presence. You don’t owe any explanations to those who hurt you.” – R.H. Sin
“No one is you and that is your power.” – Dave Grohl
“You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that.” – Warsan Shire
“Slowly learn to outgrow some souls, even your old self.” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo
“If you don’t have ambition, you should not be alive.” – Aliko Dangote
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
Do you have any more quotes you wish to add?
Watch out for more quotes next week Monday. Have an awesome week!
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