Waxing Philosophical

Sunday, July 18th, 2004 • No Comments on Waxing Philosophical

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, 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 issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
~ Goethe

I’ve seen the last part of this quote before, but read it in it’s entirety on Mary Anne’s page.  It reminds me very much of The Alchemist.  I wonder of Coelho was inspired by Goethe?

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