Since the beginning of time people use words that transpired wisdom - these are called motivational quotes. These little pearls of wisdom helped us during times of struggle, grief, despair, depression, to see the full side of the glass. This article will give you an insight into these.
In Greek mythology, there is the story of Pandora (translation giver of all) the first woman created by Zeus. The story tells how after humans received the gift of fire from Prometheus, the angry Zeus decided to punish men for the gift of fire - which was only used by the gods. Thus, he ordered Hephaestus to mold the first woman, a "beautiful evil" that will torment the race of men, and then he sent her to Earth and gave her a box. The box was filled with "a myriad of pains" and when opened all evil came into the world. Realizing what she did, Pandora closed the box, un-allowing one item to escape the jar: hope.
However, today, hope is something that we all need in times of struggle, and hope keeps us mentally sane and makes us go on. We could say that motivational quotes are little pieces of hope we can hold close to use in time of need.
This article won't be complete without a few well-known motivational quotes:
Albert Einstein - Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Sophocles - One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.