Before you embark on any path ask the question, does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it and then you must choose another path. The trouble is that nobody asks the question. And when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart the path is ready to kill him.

~ Carlos Castaneda

I must die

I must die. If instantly, I will die instantly; If in a short time, I will dine first, since the hour for dining is here, and when the time comes, then I will die. How? As becomes a person who is giving back what is not his own.

~ Epictetus

Courage, part 2

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

~ Amelia Earhart


To see things in the seed, that is genius.

~ Lao Tzu

Courage, part 1

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

~ Anais Nin


If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception it is a prevailing attitude.

~ Gen. Colin Powell


Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

~ Ambrose Redmoon

Man’s enemies

Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

~ Lao Tzu


Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

~ John Wayne