A few months ago, I posted about posting poems I had written for poetry competitions, but which I rejected, as their own collection on my poetry blog. It was just to see what would end up there, and, ultimately, if I would make any “mistakes” to reject poems I would want to use later, but wouldn’t be able to since by having been posted online, they would be considered “published” and ineligible for most poetry competitions.
What are you biggest regrets in life currently? Are they more of things you didn’t do, or things you did that ended badly? Do you think that will be the same when you reflect on this at the end of your life? Unlike the other quotes I have written, this one is merely recent scientific research that could be wisdom, but was never expressed as such, rather than my insights.
“Let us not follow where the path may lead.
Let us go instead where there is no path,
And leave a trail.”
– Japanese Proverb
“As there are as many minds as there are heads,
so there are many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
– Leo Tolstoy
“The difference between the right word and almost the right word
is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”
– Mark Twain
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time,
and still retain the ability to function.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
– Sydney Harris
Any quotes you’d like to share?
Please leave them as a comment. Thank you.