Today, on Day Two I picked three quotes from one of the best books ever written: James Clavell’s Shogun.
I personally think these quotes are so impressive, true and powerful, it isn’t really important which character said them.
In every single case, their truth and significance within their purity touched me.
“How beautiful life is and how sad! How fleeting, with no past and no future, only a limitless now.”
“Patience means holding back your inclination to the seven emotions: hate, adoration, joy, anxiety, anger, grief, fear. If you don’t give way to the seven, you’re patient, then you’ll soon understand all manner of things and be in harmony with Eternity.’ ”
“We have a saying that time has no single measure, that time can be like frost or lightning or a tear or siege or storm or sunset, or even like a rock.”
It is a great honor for me to follow in her foot steps. And that won’t be an easy task. But I’ll do my best.
I have to present three quotes per day by an author of my choice for three consecutive days. My quotes for today have been picked from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
I’m sure, I don’t need to explain why they impressed me so much or who said what… These quotes are legendary – and they’re kind of burned into my memory.