Life was, is and will remain ambiguous to all of us. The more we try to decipher it into something meaningful, the more it emerges out to be as a mystery and a challenge. With all the difficulties and problems it tests us and often that testing period knows no bounds. The best that we can do is to face those hurdles imposed on us with boldness. One must not forget that even the most determined in our lot today had a time when things were not in her or his favor. We will understand life in its totality only with great will, fortitude and belief in ourselves in our heart and infinite compassion for others. That will deliver us from all of our hardships as well as of those around. Here are top
12 inspiring quotes about life and their meaning which will get you thinking.
12. “Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”-Augustine of Hippe
Righteousness never relied on its followers and neither will it in future. What is right shall continue remaining right even if it is just being supported by minority of a population. Not everyone is able enough to go for what is right as that is a path not alluring enough as the latter one. And what is alluring and easy would always attract more people.
11. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
Metaphorical indeed. All the noble people out there working for the betterment of others with great benevolence in their hearts never seek the limelight. You would find them in the darkest of places extending their helping hand to those in hand and bringing in whatever light and happiness they are capable of. That would be a life of charity and selflessness.
10. “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”- Charles Bukowski
Life is meant to be a platform to experiment. You cannot and should not remain in your cocoon of comfort zone. It is only in that experimentation you realize what you are worthy of. You would then become ecstatic, ecstatic by coming a step closer to the meaning of life. It is that ecstasy that would madden you and it will be totally worth it.
9. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”- Albert Einstein
It is a fact acknowledged indefinitely that it is not possible for all to have a potential of similar nature. Different upbringing, culture, environment comes together to facilitate the ability of an individual thereby making him realize his self-worth. You cannot uproot an individual from his zone of excellence and rather test him on an absolutely different zone. That would not only be undermining but also overlooking the genius hidden in her/him.
8. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey
While it is good to struggle for more, you must not forget and overlook the blessings that you already have in life. Be thankful to Him for all the goodness that he has bestowed in your life in the form of your friends, family and the availability of the basic amenities that many have been deprived of. If your mind constantly keeps on shifting to all the things that you yearn for, then you will never have a moment of peace.
7.“Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.”- Bill Gates
Perfection is an abstract idea; you can come close to it but not achieve it. In that endeavor you’ll come face to face with your own limitations and weaknesses, sometimes realizing it on your own and sometimes made to realize so, the very tough way. Embrace those weaknesses and limitations and work on them such that they are honed into your strengths. That would be the best gift you can give yourself.
6. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”- Milton Berle
Sitting and waiting for an opportunity to be served on a silver plate would bring you no good. The only thing that you would derive out of it would be a huge waste of your time and abilities. Rather stop whining over the absence of that much-awaited chance and take matters into your hand. Remember luck doesn’t make us rather we make our own luck.
5.“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”- Jimmy Johnson
We all prefer to be not linked with the ordinary and rather be seen as the one who is extraordinary. It is a question that we need to ask ourselves today then, ‘have we really put in that extra effort that would make us the latter?’ People become extraordinary when they give up the desire to take up a shortcut every time and instead put in the actual required extra effort.
4. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
Following the mad rat race is no way to rise up in your life and gain success. You need to be daring enough to take up the unfrequented way and traverse it. Unknowingly you might actually be pioneering something that you would be aware about only years later. It is fear that abstain you from setting your foot on the unknown space. Once you let go of it there would be nothing holding you back.
3. “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” –Anne Frank
The fact that you are born and brought to life is beautiful in itself. While your life might be encircled with numerous miseries and tragedies hold on to belief. It is the optimistic belief that has the power to do wonders. It not only gives you strength but also sets things right. That positivism is indeed a beauty that surpasses every negativity.
2. “If you are going through hell, keep going.”- Sir Winston Churchill
Nothing stays on forever. Life is a cyclic process of ups and downs; it is a roller coaster ride. It is natural to be disheartened when bad times dawn upon you and your loved ones but it needs to be understood, that it won’t stay forever. Hold hands, be together and walk through it. And you are never alone in the larger scheme of things.
1. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”- Oscar Wilde
No, this isn’t what narcissism says. What the quote implies is that you need to awaken your love for yourself, such that it never dies. Once you are able to do that nobody would be competent to bring you down by hurting your self-esteem. You’d become your best critic. The days of finding an emotional support and relying on others for psychological well-being would be over.
You must not breathe but live through life with the virtues of love, compassion and hard work echoing not only in your mind but also in your actions.