Saturday, 27 November 2010

Life - Quotes

… does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. - Harold Ruopp

… appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. - Charlotte Bronte

… finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 

… has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 

… takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. - Les Brown

… was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt

… consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings

… will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it. - Samuel Smiles

… asks of every individual a contribution and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be. - Viktor Frnakl

… tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations. - Richard M. Devos

… does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. - George Bernard Shaw

… without liberty is like a body without spirit. - Kahlil Gibran 

… seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. - Jane Austen

… has a value only when it has something valuable as it subject. - Hegel

… shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. - Anais Nin

… does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. - Annette Funicello

… isn’t all beer and skittles. - Thomas Hughes

… must be lived as play. - Plato

… may be short, but there is more than enough time for anyone to achieve something significant. 

… affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties. 

… rewards those who persevere.

… changes when we change.

… consists of little short moments. 


Carla M.T. said...

I sipped each one like a morning cup of tea! :-)

My favorites
… must be lived as play. - Plato
… may be short, but there is more than enough time for anyone to achieve something significant.

Carla M.T. said...

I think that the beauty about quotes is their shortness and that we also like to read the same ones many times without boredom. But sometimes they could be misleading by misinterpretation. I think we should investigate before blindly believing. For example, Plato's "Life must be lived as play." I found an explanation on Google that I liked:

The quote "Life must be lived as play", is merely an adaptation to Plato's quote "We should live out our lives playing at certain pastimes" from Plato's Laws, book 7, paragraph 803e.
The philosophical underpinnings of this quote is that of which happiness is characteristic of a good life, that is, a life in which a person fulfills human nature in an excellent way. People have a set of purposes which are typically human; these belong to our nature. The happy person is virtuous, meaning they have outstanding abilities and emotional tendencies which allow one to fulfill his common human ends.
Life is exploration. Make peace within yourself and enjoy the adventure.

Netizen101 said...

Hi Carla,

Thank you for the research.:-)

Yes, different people will have different interpretations based on their exprerience in life as well as factors such as knowledge, education, maturity, culture etc..
Language is also sometimes a hindrance to our arriving at the real meaning of the quote.

Nevertheless, people will decide for themselves whether they like it or not, or whether it is true or not after reading it. And it is up to them to accept one or the other.