Firstly I must, of course, start with my recently mentioned quote, which my mum found comfort from.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
My boyfriend’s favourite quote is not so much something I live by, more a location for which I have found a surprising number of thought-provoking quotes and therefore something I wanted to include. That being marvel movies, and this quote is one from Iron Man 3.
“Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph.”
Now here are mine…
“You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it’s just a cage.”
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
“Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.”
“It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.”
“When it rains look for rainbows when it’s dark look for stars.”
“No amount of regret will change the past and no amount of anxiety will change the future.”
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”
“Move your feet and your head will follow.”
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
I obviously could go on forever but I shall restrain myself. And I shall end my blog with one final quote. If you want to explore why quotes fuel me, check out a past post all about The Power of Words.
“Stop asking if there is life after death and remember to live the life you have before it arrives.”
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