Life is always uncertain. We cannot let the fear of what might happen stop us living as we choose.
—Susanna Kearsley in The Rose Garden
Only do what your heart tells you.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
—Honoré de Balzac
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
—Alfred North Whitehead
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
Rather than concentrating on what you should have done, concentrate on what you can do now.
—Rachel Van Dyken in Ruin
The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I honor shit for saying: We go on.
Percentage wise, it is 100% easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them—especially when you were supposed to do them. In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.
Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
Right livelihood is not just a philosophical ideal. It is a practical, achievable reality. Finding and maintaining right livelihood does require regular, consistent action, but the steps are clear and the results immediate.
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
—Martin Luther King Jr.