Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Friday, June 29, 2012


The word means: that cannot be removed, washed away, or erased....

It got me thinking. What can't be erased? The first thing that came to mind was sin. God is the only way that can take away your sin by forgiving you. Then another quote came to mind. I saw it on Pinterest a few days ago. It said, "words cannot be forgotten, only forgiven." That is indeed a powerful quote. I realized that words can be etched into someone's mind whether good or bad. That made me think hard.

As a child, my mom always told me stories of how blunt I was as a two-year-old. Words that a toddler says is def. weaker than what a college student can say now. I realize that I have to be more careful because words can be a spear of hurtfulness or a bandage on a open wound. 

Even though the book is about the past not being able to be washed away or erased, the word lends itself to different meaning through different perspectives. It's about a group of people and how one incident robs the security of the people. Then the same group of people move past the incident and years into the future, the past comes back to haunt the same group of people again.

I got this book from Blogging for books.

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