Sunday, August 16, 2009


"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live."
Dorothy Thompson
"Nothing great has been and nothing great can be accomplished without passion."
G.W.F. Hegel
"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves - or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It's the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you'll keep it under control. if you don't make any noise, the bogeyman won't find you. But it's all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out jsut like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."
Sophie Scholl

1 comment:

rwalk said...

You choose your own way to burn. (Habit 1) You are in control of your life. Only you (humanly speaking) are responsible for where it is heading. (Habit 2) Now visualize what you want it to be like a year from now, and purse it with a passion with "baby steps." That will make sense in the book.


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