Notable quotes: A few words can change your life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
By La Trisha McIntosh and La Tasha Taylor
As publishers, we live, breathe and work words. We’ve come
across quotes that have changed our lives for the better, as we pulled on their
meaning, reciting someone’s words internally or aloud.
Some quotes have had such an impact on our well-being, we
carry them wherever we go. Here are a few of our favorites:
"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 love this quote because the impressions that we make upon
one another are lifesaving if we choose to act in kindness and responsibility.
Plus, we had the esteemed honor of interviewing this literary great twice. A
"If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t
expect to be present during my success.” — Will Smith
We take from this quote: It is important to surround
yourself with individuals whose behavior reflects yours. If you are rooting for
your success, it makes no sense to have people around that don’t share those
feelings. Never waste time on people who wish to waste your time.
"Where there is no struggle, there is no
strength.” — Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is the mentor in our head. For us, this quote means
that nothing great comes from anything easy. When an individual has gone
through something, and sees themselves better for it, there is a greater
appreciation of one’s purpose and the lessons based on our experiences we can offer others.
What quotes have you implemented in your life?
La Trisha McIntosh and La Tasha Taylor are the publishers and editors of Beautifully
Said magazine, a digital
publication for creative artists, entrepreneurs and everyday lifestyle living.
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