Nothing of great value in life comes easily. The wisest men follow their own direction. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.
Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world.