“Cease to lament for that thou canst not help,
And study help for that which thou lament'st.”
This quote is taken from Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona that I have just finished lately. I like this quote in spite of the one who says it and the motive behind that saying.
It's a nice idea to remember that lamenting over something usually doesn't help much. It doesn't mean that it's wrong to be sad over something bad, but to be overly sad over something is never good. The first line of the quote reminds us that there are things we cannot change in the world, and grieving over it doesn't change the fact. But the second line suggests that there are things we can mend still, and for those things it is better to act than to grieve over it.
That's my quote for the week. Please share yours with me.