“And this, too, shall pass away.”
Even though the true origin of this quote and all its derivatives is not quite sure, it appears quite frequently in history.
Abraham Lincoln used in a speech. The story behind that is, he delegated his staff to come up with a term or a sentence that is unequivocally true in all situations, reflects on the true nature of being, but is generally neither too negative, nor too positive. It was supposed to embrace all people of all kinds in all circumstances.
This quote, no matter where it really came from, who said it first and what context it was supposed be used in, has the power to make the sad man happy and the happy man sad.
Think about it in a precious beautiful state of mind and you will realize, that even the prettiest and most happy situations/people/things will fade away: “And this, too, shall pass away.”
Think about it in mental states of despair, hurt, disappointment, anger and you will realize, that even the saddest most grueling times will not be forever: “And this, too, shall pass away.”
This quote is powerful. Have a great moment and let it calmly pass away for the next one.