Words to Live By

By , February 21, 2011

Recently, I’ve been reading quotes that ring particularly true for me. I don’t know if this is synchronicity, or simply a case of running more general advice and observations through my specific situational and philosophical filter. Because the latter is more likely, I will resist the urge to expand on the themes presented here, in hopes that they will have a wider appeal. I can’t, however, resist linking quotes to more or less related posts!

Most, but not all of these come from the daily quotes found in my Franklin Covey planner.

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” —Herbert Otto

“Few are they who have never had the chance to achieve happiness . . . and fewer those who have taken that chance.” —André Maurois

“Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.” —William Feather

“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” —E. B. White

“Be yourself and think for yourself, and while your conclusions may not be infallible, they will be nearer right than the conclusions forced upon you.” —Elbert Hubbard

You will find a version of the essay above, as well as writing on similar and related topics in Sacred Coffee: A “Homesteader’s” Paradigm by Mark A. Zeiger, available in print, eBook, and audiobook editions. The published version will likely be expanded, clarified, or updated from what you have just read.

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