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Quotations about life

My favourite quotations from  Summaries of the Year, sent regularly to family and friends:

When I look at the present state of the world, a wisdom by Mahatma Gandhi comes to my mind:

“Religion is but one tree with many branches. If you look only upon the branches, then you are tempted to say that there are many religions; but if you look at the whole tree, you understand that there is but one religion.”

A Favourite quotation since my student days:

Life is not what we want, but what we have.

The topic of quotation -  travelling:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – Samuel Johnson

The life is like a game. It does not matter how long it is, but how you play it. -
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To be able to bear a tragedy:

“God,  grant me the courage to change the things I can change, the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

The favourite quotation of the year:

“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk in life at all.”


The life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but also more useful than the life spent doing nothing (G. B. Shaw)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.


Travelling Again:
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like

people or hate them than to travel with them.“
Mark Twain (American Writer)

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
Freya Stark (British Explorer and Travel Writer)


About books and writing
"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Harold Kushner

"One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper."
Michael Cunningham