When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
journalist and writer
Whatever can be done another day can be done today.
Michel de Montaigne,
“Happiness and misery consist in a progression towards better or worse; it does not matter how high up or low down you are, it depends not on this, but on the direction in which you are tending.”
“Pleasures are more safely postponed than virtues…greater loss is suffered by missing an opportunity of doing good, than an hour of giddy frolic and noisy merriment.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
People’s great creativity and diversity, our desire for contribution and relationships, blossom when the heart of our community is clear and beckoning, and when we refrain from cluttering our paths with proscriptions and demands. The future of community is best taught to us by life.
What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.
The perfect woman, you see, is a working woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.