I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. And this week, on Proverbial Thursday, I have invited the author of Decocraftsdigicrafts to share a pertinent quote to Ponder About. Raewyn is a blogger from New Zealand who is not only a prolific photographer, but also enjoys digital art and adding her unique touch to photos and quotes.
Raewyn has selected the following to share:
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
– Lao Tzu
If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence
– John B Gough
“My view is that it is up to you only as to what you get out of life. It is you that must take that first step. If you wait for someone to help you then you will get nowhere.
Also people expect that the world owes you. It doesn’t owe you anything. You are the master of your own destiny and it begins with that first step.” [Raewyn Duff]
How do you feel about being a master of your own destiny?
Is it still possible in the modern world?
And what do you think about the seventh wave?
Please share your thoughts.
Something to Ponder About this Thursday