The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car, a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel.
— Ben Sweetland
This is the true joy of life. Being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making me happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community and it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. For life is not brief candle to me. It is a splendid torch of which I have hold of for a moment and I wish to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generation.
— George Bernard Shaw
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
— Hazel Henderson