“We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness; it is always urgent, "here and now" without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point blank.” – Orgega Y Gasset

 

“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
Luke 12:48, The Bible

 

“If I don’t manage to fly, someone else will. The spirit wants only that there be flying. As for who happens to do it, in that he has only a passing interest.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

 
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him…
The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
– George Bernard Shaw
 

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating as possibility!”
– Kierkegaard, Either/Or

 
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
– Proverbs 29:18, The Bible