"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens
for the sound of the genuine in yourself.
It is the only true guide you will ever have.
And if you cannot hear it,
you will all of your life spend your days
on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls." -Howard Thurman
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -Winston Churchill
"The keenest sorrow is to recognize
ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities." -Sophocles
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence." -Henry David Thoreau
"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." -Christopher Mccandless