"Be yourself, everyone else is always taken"
Collecting pearls of wisdom to have at hand, archiving quotes and passages from literary works of others, is a scholarly pursuit in the spirit of the true diarist. Enjoy creating a format that pleases you such as cultural or religious themes, philosophers or artists, or simply your favorites in alphabetical order.
Format: Pearls of Wisdom
Having a collection of juicy, meaningful quotes at hand is a wonderful reference tool to utilize in greeting and holiday cards, speeches, toasts, writing projects or when offering guidance to students, employees or children. From famous to obscure, pearls of wisdom are rarely scorned and most often appreciated with warmth, humor and / or a profound sense of wonder or realization. A great quote is comparable to a wonderful small gift in beautiful packaging.
Define the types of quotes you intend to collect. Will they be literary or factual in nature, will the majority of quotes be from a small number of sources or a multitude of sources you wish to categorize by topic rather than author or defined by quotes from poetry, prose, historical figures or spiritual mentors. Find a lined book, tabbed or untabbed, and create an entry system that leaves plenty of room for categories to expand themselves.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
"I dwell in possibility." Emily Dickinson
“Conventionality is not morality. Self righteousness is not religion.” Charlotte Bronte
"Let the beauty you love be what you do." Rumi