I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. Nothing comes from doing nothing. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. First we will be best, and then we will be first. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. The difference between doers and dreamers is that the latter wait for the mood before taking action while the former create the mood by acting.