Words of wisdom.
Words to live by.
I find inspiration in quotes from other people. I have even tried to come up with a few meme worthy quotes of my own but nothing has really gone viral. I am still waiting for that to happen. I guess I don’t have anything that is “viral worthy” quite yet. Give me time, folks, give me time.
I recently discovered that my all time favorite quote that was attributed to John Wesley may not actually have been accurately represented. The quote which I have had as part of my signature in my email for years is as follows:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
I have read several articles and posts about this and one with some great comments in the comment section is located at Vital Piety. While I am not a scholar it makes me a little bit sad because I have been guilty of giving credit where credit is not due. A lot of people appear to be all hot and bothered about the misquote. I get it.
We do need to give credit where credit is due. John Wesley is long gone but recently another blogger friend wrote a post about how her words have been claimed by others. Rachel Martin of Finding Joy wrote about stealing words here. It is definitely worth a read and it makes me wonder how often this happens.
Our words are ours.
They represent who we are and what we stand for.
Our words are our bond.
When others steal our words they disrespect us and cheaper our words.
Anyone who writes, takes photographs or creates in any way has the right to be proud of their work and claim it as their own. When someone borrows it without asking it hurts the creator. When I first started blogging I didn’t “get it” as much as I do now. I did not always use my own photographs and now I do or use ones that are provided by reputable sites. It is all part of the learning process.
I still love quotes and asked friends to offer up some of their favorites. Enjoy the following collection and offer up some of your own in the comments section. All comments this month will mean a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause –Connestee Falls Scholarship Fund.
Oh and my quote on my email signature now includes the following: Attributed to John Wesley but not verified.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!” ~ Dr. Seuss
“When someone shows you who they are believe them .”- Maya Angelo
“Grace does not destroy nature but perfects it.” — St. Thomas Aquinas
“This is not a victory for you, Mom. It just means you’ve done your job correctly.” Christopher Barbey
“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” – Mary Baker Eddy
“God’s delay is not God’s denial.” (Unknown)
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Emerson
“Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part!” (Unknown)
“Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Jimmy Johnson
“Thoughts become things. Choose wisely.” Mike Dooley.
“You can always count on americans to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.” Winston Churchill
“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” Mark Twain
“God’s fingerprints are all over it.”