Everyone needs an encouraging quote once in a while in life. We choose to believe in these words not because they sound poetic to us but because they are somehow true. Most people however rarely stop to think of their true meaning. At least not until one is trapped in a life-altering experience that they get the deeper meaning. It doesn’t have to be that way though; you can begin to change your life any day by thinking about these quotes.
Inspirational or not, one can certainly learn a great deal from them. These are some of the most famous quotes.
“Nothing Ventured, nothing gained”
This famous quote was made by Benjamin Franklin. You can’t live life constantly afraid. To achieve greatness, let go of your fears and try out new things. Don’t be afraid to try out a new idea or explore a different place. Take a leap of faith and do something you’ve always wanted to do.
“To thine own self be true”
Spoken by William Shakespeare, the great poet knew there is no benefit in faking to others or yourself. Many people try to hide behind masks, showing an alternate version of themselves. This could be potentially harmful. For starters, it detaches them from their true self and makes it tough for them to interact with others.
When others find who you really are, they get hurt by the fact that you’ve been lying to them all along.
“Gain the world and lose your soul”
Whether you attribute this quote to the bible or George Harrison, one thing remains; you don’t want to live a life where you compromise your own beliefs and principles. Turning against your dearest beliefs will not add any value, moreover, you will only keep yourself worried while everyone goes on with their lives.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
Said by the former first lady of the US Eleanor Roosevelt, the smart lady knew that it’s important to check your source every time you hear something. Everyone has their own point of view determined by a particular past experience. If someone calls you a liar and you are not, there is no need to get upset if you are conscious enough to know that it’s not true.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Although misquoted, Gandhi intended to express that if we change ourselves we are one step closer to changing the world. Don’t expect change to come from people around you. Look to make the change that you desire.
The real power lies in the ability to change yourself, changing others comes next. Bit by bit, the world will become what we have fashioned it to be.