I find quotations valuable because they can encapsulate wisdom.
Life’s challenge is to DO as well as we KNOW; in the critical moment of decision to recall and apply the relevant insight, the necessary acumen that leads to the best possible outcome.
A good quotation triggers a whole body of thought and understanding, fosters clear thinking, enables us to be our best.
Quotations are knowledge summarized. Properly used, they are excellent stepping stones to good judgment. Quotations also make excellent affirmations and guides, reminding us of our goals and commitment to grow toward our fullest potential.
“The excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the expression of some rare sentiment as in the comprehension of some useful truth in few words.” — Samuel Johnson
“Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.” — Aldous Huxley
“Maxims are of great weight; a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find.” — Seneca
“The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.” — Prince de Ligne