Don't assume a door is closed.
Push on it.
Don't assume if it was closed yesterday,
that it is closed today.
Push on it.
Marian Wright Edelman
Youth is a gift of nature,
Aging a work of art.
Life is not a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming:
"Wow, what a ride!"
We travel to open our hearts and eyes
and learn more about the world than our newspapers can accomodate.
We travel to bring what little we can,
in our ignornance and knowledge to those parts of the globe
whose risches are differently dispersed.
And we travel, in essence,
to become young fools again
to slow down time and be taken in
and to fall in love once more.
Half of knowing what you want
is knowing what you'll give up to get it.
...the Creator has proved, within us,
the ability to change ourselves.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance
to draw back always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative
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 favour all manner of unforeseen incidents
and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would
have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness
has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
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