“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
“Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
Man is not a being who stand stills, he is a being in the process of becoming. The more he enables himself to become, the more he fulfills his true mission.
Rudolph Steiner, Van Ekeren, The Speaker’s Sourcebook
“Practicing a thousand days is said to be discipline, and practicing ten thousand days is said to be refining.”
Mushashi Miyamoto, The Book of Five Rings
“Lord, we know what we are, but not what we may be.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet