‘When all is said and done’, a very familiar statement and one that gets people rearing and sometimes saying more than they are comfortable to say. It forces people to be nicer.
Depending on the occasion and the one saying it the expression above in quotation marks has varied connotations. It may when said by the holder mean what they want to be remembered by when they have passed on but also could mean coming to a conclusion on a project what one wants the audience to remember from it.
When it is said by one person addressing the other, the statement has been known to come come in form of a question. As in, when all is said and done what do you want to be remembered for? Interestingly such question acknowledges the ephemeral state of human beings., of people on this earth.
Recent events in the world as a whole, reminds us of this temporal state of our lives. Perhaps pointing to the limited capacity we have as human beings that though we may thing we have got it all under our control, there are some things that are beyond us. I have known people when they have exhausted their defences to surrender and or acknowledge powers superior than them. This is the right time for such total surrender to God as the supreme creator of all things and in reflection acknowledge the things that destroy as undesirable.
This week quotes I have assembled those sayings brought forth in difficult times to bring hope in the people. You may have heard some of them but I believe at this time revisiting such quotations is most ideal and prudent to keep our faith and hope going. The world is known to have renewed itself during and after difficult times and I am sure all the current problems we are seeing brought by the devastating pandemic of Coronavirus will disappear off. Read the quotes and enjoy:
QUOTATIONS FOR HOPE IN DIFFICULT TIMES – Various
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.” – Dalai Lama
“In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.” – Knute Nelson
“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” – Zahid Abas
“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
“Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” – Carrie Fisher
“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.” – Saint Augustine
“Hard Times Are Like a Washing Machine, They Twist, Turn and Knock Us Around, But In The End we Come Out Cleaner, Brighter and Better Than Before.” – Anonymous
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi