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No bad news

I know that the enterprise is worthy. I know that things work well. I have heard no bad news. 

~ Henry David Thoreau

A second time

Never travel to any road a second time. 

~ Ibn Batthtah

We must attack

We are so outnumbered there's only one thing to do: We must attack. 

~ Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, British WWII Admiral

Go softly

Go softly and look afar. 

~ Dutch proverb

Freedom and constraints

My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit.

~ Igor Stravinsky

The chain of destiny

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

~ Winston Churchill

Yardstick of quality

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

~ Stephen Jobs

It is certain because it is impossible.

~ Tertullian

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
~ Maya Angelou

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~ Nelson Mandela

The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.

~ Mal Pancoast

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
~ Dr. Seuss

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
~ Oscar Wilde

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
~ John F. Kennedy

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

~ Gandhi

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke



I have recently decided that the constructive work of the world is done by an appallingly small percentage of the population. The rest simply don’t give a damn, or they grow tired, or they fail to acquire when young the ideas that would vitalize them for the long decades.

I am not saying that such people don’t matter; they are among the most precious items on the earth. But they cannot be depended upon to either generate necessary new ideas or to put them into operation if someone else generates them.

Therefore, those men and women who do have the energy to form new constructs and new ways to implement them must do the work of many. I believe it to be an honorable aspiration to want to be among the creators.

~ James Michener

Go as far as the eye can see, and when you get there, look farther. 

~ Dag Hammarskjöld