Sophocles was one of the most famous and celebrated Greek dramatists with the other two being Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote over 100 plays and the best known till date is Oedipus the King. Following are the 10 of my favourite quotes by Sophocles.
Without labor nothing prospers.
Success is dependent on effort.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
A lie never lives to be old.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
Haruki Murakami is a name which needs no introduction. But, if you still do not know him then let me tell you that Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages andselling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction and non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan and internationally. Hence, I bring to you 12 fantastic quotes by Haruki Murakami.
“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”
“Our reality is an infinite battle between what happened and what we want to remember.”
“Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”
“Anything and everything looks beautiful when you examine it from a distance.”
“The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.”
“If everything happens the way that you want it to, life will become boring.”
“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”
“It often happens that the most important things in the world begin with trifles.”
“There are ways of dying that don’t end in funerals. Types of death you can’t smell.”
“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
“Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes.”
Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer of the New York Pen League. The League was initially formed by Nasib Arida and Abdul Massih Haddad, and re-formed by Gibran & a group of Arab writers. The main goal of the Pen League was to lift the Arabic literature from the pool of stagnation and infuse new life into it. The league was dissolved following Gibran’s death. The Prophet and Broken Wings are two of Gibran’s notable works. So, let’s take a look at 11 introspective quotes by the Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran.
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
“A truth can walk naked but a lie always needs to be dressed.”
“If I accept the sunshine & warmth then I must also accept the thunder & lightning.”
“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
“Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the fault of others.”
“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Beauty is a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted.”
“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
“And God said, ‘Love Your Enemy.’ and I obeyed him and loved myself”
I’m here again with another amazing nomination. This time, it is 3 days 3 quotes challenge! (yup, I’m excited) So, thank you Yashi, for this lovely-lovely nomination. It’s really a great challenge!
The rules are:
1.Pick 3 quotes for 3 days and write what they mean to you
2.Nominate 3 different bloggers each day (no repetition)
3.Thank the person who nominated you
4.Send the bloggers, you are nominating, a quick message so they can participate
Here is my quote –
I may not be a romantic novel reader, but this quote just I guess, seized my heart (<3) This is the most special, the most affectionate, the most passionate and the most everything quote in the world for me. I like the way how it is full of amour and sensuality at the same time! This is exactly similar to how one feels when one falls in love 🙂