What Other People Say

I haven't written in a while and can't seem to think of anything interesting to say. Instead, I'll quote things that I've been reading lately.

"And even in our sleep, pain which  cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own dispair, against our will comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." -Aeschylus

"Once more, we are in a period of uncertainty, of danger, in which not only our own safety but that of all mankind is threatened. Once more we need the qualities that inspired the development of the democratic way of life. We need imagination and integrity, courage and a high heart." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." -William James

"The rewards of great courage, of being a pioneer, are proportionate to the risks we take."

"This is the common theme in the lives of fearless women: Fear is much easier to overcome when the focus of our lives moves beyond ourselves to a cause we are passionate about."

""It's not necessary to move to New York or Washington to lead. What all of us can do is begin to exercise leadership in our most immediate circles: our families, and our communities. Because change doesn't just happen from the top down, and because leadership is increasingly rare at the top."

-Arrianna Huffington from "On Becoming Fearless"