Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. -- Hippocrates
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- W. H. Murray
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -- Albert Einstein
I ought not to let my mind wander as it's too small to be out on its own. -- Danilo Thann
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. -- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
I can think of nothing less pleasurable that a life devoted to pleasure. -- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
I tried to wrestle my inner demons once... but they used too many illegal holds. -- Amanda McAllister