Tag: life

Quote – Milan Kundera

The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.

– Milan Kundera

Hindsight

Life always takes us by surprise doesn’t it? Just when you think you have it all managed or just when you’re about to give up, things change.

Change… the only other certainty about life besides death. The way the future is perceived is always changing too. The future looks to be like this now and then years down the road, when I look at the future beyond, it’s different than what my younger self would have envisioned.

Looking back to when I started this blog and where I am now, my perspective on so many things have changed. I have slowed down, not because I’m old or unable, but because I have finally understood how to stop and smell the roses. It’s not just about taking a sniff and then moving on, as my younger self thought.

Over the years, I have seen that the concept of coincidence is really just a superstition of sorts. Everything that is experienced in life teaches you something. Whether you learn the lesson right then, or it’s a lesson that falls into place down the road – it’s a lesson whether you know it or not.

Hindsight brings much value to decisions yet to be made. But even the knowledge that hindsight uncovers a week after an event, a year after, or a decade after varies… such are the beautiful intricacies of life, don’t you think?

~s.k.s.s.

Quote – Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

– Helen Keller

Quote – Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill

Quote – Paulo Coelho

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

– Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

Quote – Lewis Carroll

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

– Lewis Carroll

Quote – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Quote – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote – E.E. Cummings

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

– E.E.Cummings

Quote – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote – Samuel Beckett

Estragon: I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.

– Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Quote – Aldous Huxley

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

– Aldous Huxley

Quote – Thomas Hardy

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

– Thomas Hardy