I, like everyone else, have good and not so good moments. When all is well, I agree with most facts of life and believe many quotes the masters tried to teach us. However, we seem to vanish them when things don’t go our way and focus on the negative when this is when we should remember, and find relief and solace in those quotes that could help us in moments of grief and deep sorrow, to get us through the day.
My favorite ones which help me to rise instead of falling:
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. ~Michel de Montaigne
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~John Steinbeck
Adversity is the first path to truth.Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.~Lord Byron
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even. ~Quintus Horatius Flaccus
The course of true anything never does run smooth. ~Samuel Butler
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. ~Henry David Thoreau
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ~Bertrand Russell
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
—Francis of Assisi
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. – Aristotle
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
There are always words that can be read at just the right moment that will make sense, stick to us and in a moment change us. The power of words is infinite.
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my son is named after thoreau (spelled phonetically, thuroh). he’s a beautiful dose of inspiration each day! great article! 🙂