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Another members discussion inspired me to post this discussion. It is great sometimes to be inspired from each other.
In ancient times a large part of the quotes/saying served a moralizing, didactically and educational purpose. Today many of the quotes/sayings carry along with them the breeze from ancient times and conveys the same messages.
"They are part of the language usage, and some language users, use them completely unconsciously as an integrated part of their language."
What function does the quotes/sayings actually have in the modern language usage? I believe they mostly serve a thoughtful and inspiring purpose. When we are in shortage of thoughts, when we are in shortage of words, they can inspire, help and comfort. Sometimes help us to look differently upon a situation.
I don't believe quotes/sayings are meant to change people, if that was so easily done, most of us would suffer from identity crisis.
One of my most favorite saying is this one, I also have it on my page;
Why? Because it is such a positive life confirming saying. It gives courage to not give up so easily upon things/persons that/whom matters to us. Because it teaches us to be determined, look through whatever may be the obstacles and try.
The tasks for the discussion are;
1/ Please share your most favorite quote/saying.
2/ Please try and explain why this is your favorite quote/saying.
3/ How do you interpret it.
4/ What does it mean to you personally.
Everyone without any exception is welcome to participate in the discussion. Hope to read many of your great thoughts here. Thank you.
Have fun and enjoy.
Very nice saying, thanks Mishaikh