Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
-- Bruce Marton
No one is more blind than those who believe they see all.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
-- Leo Rosten
For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.