The way to be safe is never to be secure. Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing. The rich substance of the Universe is yours to do with as you wish. Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just be daring to be different in your thinking. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world.
You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? We achieve a sense of self from what we do for ourselves and how we develop our capacities. If all your efforts have gone into developing others, you are bound to feel empty. TAKE YOUR TURN NOW. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Do not tell me this a difficult problem. If it were not difficult it would not be a problem. It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves That which does not kill us makes us stronger. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.