by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant doesn’t knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… Yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
and follow my own humours, than much to consider who is listening to meand, if I stop to consider what is proper to be said to this or that person, I shall soon come to doubt whether any part at all is proper. The truth is I imagine fifteen or twenty years have passed, and I realise that I write for who then have an interest in me.
Thomas De Quincey