Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback, 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 ensues

from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings

and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: “Whatever you can do, or

dream you can, begin it. / Boldness has genius, power, and magic to it.”


- W. H. Murray