Book Quote Challenge – Day Two

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.

 

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“How beautiful life is and how sad! How fleeting, with no past and no future, only a limitless now.”  

 

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“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.’ ”  

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“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.”  

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Happiness is Like a Butterfly… #inspiration #happiness #wisdom

I thought, this is such a wonderful motivational blog post, written by N. N. Light. I wanted to share it with as many people as I can.

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Happiness butterfly

Are you chasing happiness only to have it slip through your fingers?

Happiness is a tricky concept to understand. Some people are born happy while others search frantically for it.

I used to go chasing after it. I used to think that in order to be happy, I had to have [insert want] in my life. Money, a man, a friend, food, car, wardrobe, etc. were just a few of my wants. The more I chased, the more the want slipped from my fingers.

I was miserable. 😦

It wasn’t until I stopped chasing happiness and switched up my perspective that happiness came to live in my heart.

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

So, stop chasing happiness and concentrate on other…

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