There’s this one book EVERY human should have. They should have it as a child and keep it handy through every day of their life. That book, well, that’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse and it’s full of timeless insights and wisdom, feelings and emotions.
It teaches us to be kind to one another, that the answers we seek are often within ourselves, and that we should live with courage and integrity.
Here are 20 of some favorite quotes from this amazing book:
Quotes from The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, And The Horse
What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said? asked the boy. ‘Help,’ said the horse. ‘Asking for help isn’t giving up,’ said the horse. ‘It’s refusing to give up.
What do you think is the biggest waste of time?” “Comparing yourself to others”, said the mole.
What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Kind”, said the boy.
Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole. “I think I’m grateful to have a glass,” said the boy.
Do you have any other advice?” asked the boy. “Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated,” said the horse.
One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.
We often wait for kindness…but being kind to yourself can start now.
The greatest illusion,” said the mole, “is that life should be perfect.
Always remember you matter, you’re important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things no one else can.
We have such a long way to go”, sighed the boy “Yes, but look how far we’ve come”, said the horse.
Imagine how we would be if we were less afraid.
Nothing beats kindness,’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things.
Sometimes I think you believe in me more than I do,” said the boy “You’ll catch up,” said the horse.
Doing nothing with friends is never doing nothing, is it?’ asked the boy. ‘No,’ said the mole.
When the big things feel out of control focus on what you love right under your nose.
This is easily my favourite place’ said the mole ‘Why?’ asked the boy ‘Because you are all here,.
How do they look so together and perfect?” asked the boy. “There’s a lot of frantic paddling going on beneath,” said the horse.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy. “Help”, said the horse.
What’s your best discovery?” asked the mole. “That I’m enough as I am,” said the boy.
So you know all about me?’ asked the boy. ‘Yes.’ said the horse. ‘And you still love me?’ ‘We love you all the more.
Sometimes I worry you’ll all realise I’m ordinary,” said the boy. “Love doesn’t need you to be extraordinary.” said the mole.
When the dark clouds come… …keep going.
Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated.
sometimes,” said the horse. “sometimes what?” asked the boy. “Sometimes just getting up and carrying on is brave and magnificent.