Thursday, January 15, 2009

Being Eternally Hopeful

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.

Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.


--Ayn Rand

Press forward in hope. You can do it!

4 comments:

dave wheeler said...

"Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours."

If that doesn't put it into perspective, nothing will! If that doesn't get you moving, nothing will...

judith ellis said...

Those lines are favorites, Dave. Ayn Rand is too. Despite the heat she is receiving lately associated with laissez-faire economics, she was a powerful individual thinker.

Dave Wheeler said...

With these words, Ms. Brazile's book, and the expertise, experience,and wisdom of your words...how could one not excel?

judith ellis said...

Excelling is common with failure of which I have had my share; believe me. Thanks for the confidence. Best to you in your adventures this year, Dave. The year promises to be a good one.