“Do not let your fire go out,
spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite,
and the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved
but never have been able to reach.
Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won.
It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
"Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do."