Oct 8 2008
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
He who hesitates is lost.