A “Quote”, short for a “Quotation”. A noun that, according to the most recent edition of the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary, means simply:
“Quotation”: a group of words from a book, play, speech, etc., that are repeated by someone who did not write them. In short form, “Quote”.
That’s it, that simple but….
I love quotes! I love quotes from famous people; heck, I love thought-provoking or motivational phrases regardless of their origin and regardless of who, famous or infamous, said them!
I love historical quotes that seemed distinctly ahead of their time when I first came to read them ~ and when read now, still do! I love modern quotes that take me instantly to a simpler time in my life ~ and when read now, still can!
I love quotes by spiritual leaders across the continents that stand true across time, that stand up as extraordinary even against the scrutiny of the masses, and I adore those quotes that apply to us all, every woman, man and child, everywhere on this Earth!
To this day, and I’ve been a few days on this Earth, the power of the written word astounds me in the most delightful of ways! The single most powerful path to intellectual and spiritual growth for me, even growth in the development of my personal business philosophies has historically come through the written word ~ often in the form of a quotation! There are millions of famous quotes to be sure! There are hundreds of quotes that have left me thinking…..some that have made me more kind and thoughtful and dozens that have renewed my hope.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
I am moved by music, moved by nature, moved by certain human interaction, moved by any animal, anywhere, anytime….moved by special occasions with special people in my world ~ but at the end of the day I am most moved by the written word. Here are some famous quotes borrowed from an article by my favorite Irish real estate training mentor, Brian Buffini, as seen in Inman News March 21, 2016. I have provided photos to give you a visual of the men who said them:
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“Success doesn’t just land in your lap with a bow on it.” ~ Brian Buffini
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” ~ Jim Rohn
“We become what we think about most of the time.” ~ Earl Nightingale
“Positive thinking allows you to maintain perspective in the face of challenges.” ~ Brian Buffini
I can’t stop! I can’t stop being moved by a good quote, awed by a great one. I seem to be someone who reads fascinating thoughtful quotes that “change my life forever” on a regular basis!
So, of course, I am curious….do you love quotes? Next time I will present samples of Quotes from famous Women! Until then, enjoy each moment of this day. It is a gift, not to be missed!