Better to fight for something than live for nothing.

Patton, George S

—General George S. Patton



Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed.

Otis, James

—James Otis, American Patriot

…And the consequences could have easily been death by hanging. How determined are you, considering the consequences you potentially face are much less dire?


Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.


—Pliny the Elder

…I speak only for myself here: How much time has been wasted fearing what we think could happen instead of living life to the fullest, in the moment?

Chart Your Own Path

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.


—Friedrich Nietzsche

…Believe me, there will be points where you question why you ever went down your own path rather than following the crowd; but, in the end, you will not regret having done it.


Fortitude = Strength

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.


—Francis Bacon

It may seem like some people are simply born with the ability to face tough times with courage and emotional stability. Don’t buy that. Fortitude is something you must develop, and the more you push the boundaries, the more determined you are to experience life, the stronger your emotional control will become.


A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen

The Iron Lady

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.


—Margaret Thatcher