Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. One cannot govern with buts. Nothing comes from doing nothing.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. First we will be best, and then we will be first. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.