For you, I have collected some of the most thoughtful quotes. As the name suggests these types of quotes triggers the thought process to begin thinking. I got all the quotes ranging from Shakespeare to Leo Tolstoy. So get ready to broaden up your horizon as we begin.
1. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may overcast with clouds.From the famous speech of Chief Seattle (1854)
The quote states that weather is unpredictable and so is the human nature. It might be a clear day, today with the Sun shining brightly in the horizon. But who knows what tomorrow will bring to us.The way future prediction is fickle and deceptive, so is the weather and human nature.
Fun fact: The city of Seattle,in Washington,U.S.A, is named after Chief Seattle.
2. The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
The quote is taken from the play , Merchant of Venice written by Shakespeare. It means that quality of mercy is not forced, it is symbolic to the gentle droplet of rain falling to the ground from heaven. It blesses the one who receives it as well as the one who gives it. And that’s the reason why it is called doubly or twice blessed. Forgiveness is one of the kindest acts and one should never refrain from it.
Fun fact: This particular quote from Shakespeare’s play, Merchant of Venice is even famous in the ‘Monster World’. The only difference is that the playwright is called ‘Shakesfear’. Pretty much used the same criteria, the animators of ‘Monster High’ have always used. Also, while stating ‘Cheerleading Squad’ as ‘Fearleading Squad. (hit like if you know what I mean)
3. Even kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare to an ant filled with the love of God.Guru Nanak
The quote is simple yet, powerful. It expresses that the mighty in the world, the kings and the emperors which are heavily inherited cannot be compared, even to the eternal mighty’s ant, which is filled with its love. Materialism is what we dwell in, and it can never be compared to Idealism. One should acknowledge that wealth is not important than human relations.
4. Where must we go……
we who wander this wasteland
in search of our better selves?The First History Man
This quote has a lot to tell. It gives an insight of our future, where the land is barren with no greenery. And, humans are compelled to wander in the clouds of ashes and harmful gases in search of a place like home, for their better selves. All they get is nothing because there is no place like green and there is no home. Millions would be wasted. This future of humans is all because of rapidly increasing pollution levels, and is not very far. But, we still have time and power to change what is to come. Everyone’s future is in their own hands, so think about it.
Fun fact: The above quote has also been used and well portrayed in the movie, Mad Max: fury road.
5. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.Leo Tolstoy
Everyone has a power to think and sometimes we think of changing the world, in ways of its working or systems. Though, evolution is a long process which requires both diversity and will. We tend to forget ourselves as the part of world, and somehow never really agree to contribute in the evolution, which we, ourselves are demanding for. Seems like it is easier to teach twenty people than, to be one of them to follow your own teachings.
Thanks for devoting your time! 🙂