If you shoot at nothing you'll hit it every time
You can not stay on the summit forever.
You have to come down anyway.
So why bother in the first place?
What is above knows what is below.
But what is below does not know what if above. One climbs, one sees,
one descends. One sees no longer,
but one has seen.
--Terry and Renny Russell
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
You can feel the muscle knots tightening in your legs. And now and then
you reach down to test the hard lumpiness. The passes get easier and
finally you're just laughing over them. Every step and strain and hard
breath and heart pump is an investment in tomorrow morning's
strength. You're watching the change with your own eyes and feeling if
under your skin and through your own veins. Fibers multiply and valves
enlarge and walls thicken. A miracle. At least if the species has lost its
animal strength its individual members can have the fun of finding it
Terry and Renny Russell
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
A man with outward courage dares to die,
A man with inward courage dares to live;
Lao Tzu as translated by Witter Bynner
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Grind a steel rod long enough and you will have a needle.
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Tobacco Smoke Increases The Risk Of
Lung Cancer And Heart Disease, Even In Nonsmokers
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings
total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and
through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its
path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune"
For light, go directly to the source of the light, not any reflections.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.