Quoth the Raven "Nevermore!" - who doesn't know that little quote? Even if one is not a fan of old Edgar, that quote is surely recognizable.
Quotes, bon mots, pearls of wisdoms, call them whatever you like, just know that when they come out of the mouth of someone (usually famous) and they hit a nerve, hit the nail on the head, cause one to stop and rethink, or even think for the first time, well they tend to get remembered, written down, compiled in a quote blog, etc etc etc.
Oftentimes, the quotes are infact, misquoted. Music soothes the savage beast. Um...no. That would be Music soothes the savage breast. (personally, I think beast makes more sense!)
Anyway, I am a major fan of quotes made by Mae West and Dorothy Parker. (Kind of gives you an idea of what I may have been like in my youth!!!) And, I will admit it, I am WILDE about Oscar Wilde, also.
There are also quotes about human beings interaction and treatment of animals that endure in their wisdom.It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. - The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
I came across this quote today, and I am rather taken with it. It rings true to me. There are so many people in the world who are not glamorous, famous, rich, successful, they may not be decorated heros, or police officers or firemen (the bravest of the brave!). They are just the people that we see on the bus, walking down the block, pushing the shopping cart in the grocery. The man who gets up and goes to work at a job he hates because he has to feed his kids. The mom who forgoes a new winter coat for another year, so the kids can have Christmas. You get the point. These are people who I am pretty sure were the inspiration for
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Do you have a favorite quote, or have you come across one recently that you added to your own little quote-cache?