August 30th, 2004

liberal conservative

goethe and the boat:

Until One Is

... there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always
ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of
initiative (and creation), there is one elementary
truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits
oneself then PROvidence moves too. All sorts of things occur
to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A
whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in
one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings
and material assistance, which no (wo)man could have dreamt
would have come [her]his way.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can...
begin it. Boldness has genius, power,
and magic in it."