People can sometimes say words or sentences that really hit home. Sometimes the power of words can change lives forever. The old saying “the pen is mightier than the sword” is a true reflection of the power of words.
Recently this Reddit user asked “What’s the wisest thing anyone has ever told you?” and the responses are profound:
“The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood.” I was told that when complaining about traffic in LA.
“Remember, you’re just a walk on part in everyone else’s play.” -My dad. It taught me to be humble, to respect that my POV isn’t the only/right one and as a bonus – when I really feel socially awkward, I take comfort in knowing that I probably wasn’t noticed as much as I thought I was.
Stop looking around for the right person and try to BE the right person. Good advice, but sometimes hard to achieve.
Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.
Don’t be the man they think you are, be the man you know you are. Thanks, grandpa.
If you never lie, you never have to remember.
A reputation takes years to build and only seconds to destroy.
Love All, Trust Few, Do Wrong To None.
Give a man a hamburger and he’ll eat for a night. Teach a man to hamburger and he’ll live forever.
If it were easy, everyone would do it.
“You get what you want and you don’t get upset.” -My son, when he was 4 years-old.
Life is too short for cheap wine.
By living, there’s a risk of dying.
Cologne should be discovered, not announced.
You can’t fix stupid.
Only bad people count their good deeds.
Call your mom.
You can judge the character of a man by the way he treats his inferiors.
After you think you have finished writing something good, delete most of it.
Being old and being an adult are two different things.
Our lives are short but the things we can do within that time are infinite.
A bear that sees a trap cannot be caught… Oddly helped me to manage depression.
The best time to plant a seed is ten years ago. The second best time is right now.
It’s amazing how much impact just a few words can have on people. Words are the most powerful method to get points across. What’s the most profound words you’ve ever heard or said?