Sunday, March 22, 2009

Words of Wisdom: Quotes on Accomplishment & Perserverence

I occasionally do posts around quotes. I get daily inspirational quotes in my email and like to save the ones that really speak to me. And let me tell you, I love quotes, so I tend to compile a lot of them. I've decided to be more consistent with posting them. I think I'm going to make Sundays my "Words of Wisdom" quote days. I hope you enjoy them.

"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
– Tobias Wolff

Because without adversity and challenge, how else can we truly be challenged to discover our true depths? Humans have an amazing capacity to endure hardship and face overwhelming odds. Like it says, "we are made to persist". So don't make excuses. Just do it.

"Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same."
– Lois McMaster Bujold

There's one to kick my perfectionist butt. Just chew on that one for a while.

"When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can't go on, hold on — for that's just the place and the time that the tide will turn."
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everytime I read this quote I think of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia. It also reminds me of Lord of the Rings. "...the tide will turn" Sometimes we just have to hold on and wait for that change, that turn of the tide. Just don't let go.


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Jaina said...

Joe-Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely be over to check out your site :)

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Jaina,

Oh, you know me and Quotes. I especially like the Harriet Beecher Stowe one.

Jaina said...

Gramma Ann-Isn't that a great one? I really like the spirit behind it.

ConverseMomma said...

Have you ever read the book, I think it is called Old School, but Tobias Wolfe. It is excellent. I would definitely recommend it.

Jaina said...

ConverseMama-No I haven't, I'll have to check into getting that. Thanks for the recommend!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful post, Jaina! I really needed this today!

Jaina said...

Kym-Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I hope you have a beautiful day :)

Heather said...

That Harriet Beecher Stowe quote is awesome. I need that hanging in my house somewhere.

Jaina said...

Heather-That does seem to be the favorite. It's such an awesome quote...reading it just makes you feel better. :)