Life Quotes

I found some quotes online, and thought it be a cool post to have my analysis about them. There are so many quotes but I selected only a few. I really enjoy quotes as well because they not only get the point in only one sentence usually, but they are never that hard to understand in my opinion.  

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” 

– George Bernard Shaw 

My view: This quote is so true in many ways. I’d rather be the person who tries to do something, and fail at it, than not do anything at all. Even if I wind up making mistakes or not accomplishing the task at hand, I have tried. It’s all about how you learn from these mistakes, and turn them into strengths later on. A life spent doing nothing is a mistake in itself.

Citation: George Bernard Shaw. (n.d.). Retrieved January 25, 2013, from Web site:

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”


My view: A simple quote, yet it encompasses over seven billion people’s problems. We all make life harder than in needs to be, and I don’t think there really is a solution to this issue. We’ve let it get to the point, where a complicated life is the norm.

Citation: Confucius. (n.d.). Retrieved January 25, 2013, from Web site: 

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”


My View: This is such a true quote, that really targets the concept of the circle of life. One thing ends, and another begins. It embarks on examples such as grass being eaten by a grasshopper, which gets eaten by a rodent, which gets eaten by a snake, which in turn gets eaten a bird, whom dies, and supplies nutrients for the grass to grow. Even something so complex, which can be separated by time, still can come together. 

Citation: Seneca. (n.d.). Retrieved January 25, 2013, from Web site: