When Romila asked me to do a Favourite 5 for her blog I was honoured and a bit worried. Choosing just five of anything is quite difficult for me. I thought books initially but I knew I could not restrict myself to just five so it was quotes since it feels less like cheating than books 😉
Words are integral to our lives and as writers, we love them a bit more than the rest. As an avid reader and lover of words, I have been reading and living by various quotes for as long as I remember. I even used to have a couple of diaries dedicated to noting the quotes I enjoyed. I have to dig them out and share with you all.
I thought and decided that even though I was moving away from books I will share my favorite quotes and a book quote as well. Even though there are so many to choose from I managed to narrow down to the five I really like. Our lives are filled with our thoughts and those we cherish. Choose your words wisely for they reflect your mind.
Here are my favourite five quotes –
The first one has to be about books for I firmly believe that all books give us some learning whether we like it or not. So pick a book and broaden your horizon.
“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius
Being kind, courteous and helpful is most important to me and this is the best quote about it.
“Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” – Elsie De Wolfe
The timeless beauty and actress had it right as I believe the world is a reflection of our thoughts, actions, and deeds.
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
Maya Angelou was not just one of the greatest writers and thinker but a lady ahead of her times, yet her words will always resonate within you. Just think before you take any action……think of how it would make you feel.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
We must always have a goal, an aim to keep us going. The need to find our passion or the thing that we can follow. That feeling of aimlessness, the feeling of emptiness will all fade away when we follow our heart.
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, & something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison
Our lives and the world around us will be quite so beautiful if we think before we remember that, “ The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.” – THOMAS DREIER
See I could not keep it to just five. Thank you for hosting me Romila, it was super fun!
About the Guest writer: Inderpreet writes for her love of writing, edits manuscripts, and reads endlessly. A sprinkling of fiction, a dash of books, and a bit of opinion add to the eclectic mix that is Eloquent Articulation. She is an Army brat and now joins her adorable Army hubby across the country. Books, editing, reviews, freelance writing, posts, and blogging keep her busy whenever she gets a breather from mothering her ‘too tricky to handle son’. She is currently working on her first book.
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