Anecdotes are a treasure to be preserved carefully because they give an account of the past that will otherwise be wiped off in the floods of time. Tryon Edwards says anecdotes are the best vehicles of truth and if they are striking and appropriate, they are more powerful and impressive than argument. Anecdotes have the power to justify an action, to add value to a decision and are suitable to be passed on to our next generation.
The sources of anecdotes can be varied; some of them authentic and some of them are not. But the gist of the anecdotes conveys more matter than any other verbal or written messages. It is a good idea to file all the anecdotes that you hear or come across as they will be a good source of inspiration for many. Here is a compilation of various quotes on anecdotes which are useful to be sent to others for view.