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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thought Provoking Quotes



Life is full of meanings and each meaning varies from one person to another. Nevertheless, there are certain facts of life that we can all relate to based on our individual experiences...hence these following quotations:

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Charles D. Warner said: "Everybody talks about the weather,but nobody does anything about it."

REFLECTION:
I agree. We are all oftentimes generous in our criticisms, ranging from optimism to pessimism, but many fail to realize that nothing can be achieved by talking about something, but rather many things or dreams will be accomplished if there will be more actions than words.

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"Who has seen the wind?Neither you nor I. But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by."--Christina Rosseti

REFLECTION:
Let us equate this with public service or the need to have a governmental change in favor of those living below the poverty line...only a total change in the economic status of the indigent will make them appreciate government's policies and programs that aim to help them. Lip service will certainly not help.

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Robert Frost asked: "For dear me,why abandon a belief?Merely because it ceases to be true?Cling to it long enough and not a doubt.It will turn true again for so it goes."

REFLECTION:
In application, we all endeavor different tasks with our faith in its consequence. Faith in one's dream will translate it into reality. But life is not merely faith---it is having the faith with conviction and no surrender.

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Finally, we must remember:
No matter what roles we play in life, it is not the playing that defines its essence, but the fulfillment it gives us. It is not only the intellect that needs assistance, borrowing Richard Watson Gilder's words:"Give me a theme," the little poet cried.."and I will do my part".

"It is not a theme you need" the world replied.

"You need a heart".

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is true how different sayings have different meanings for us. Each meaning though rings some sort of truth....

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