I’ve been absolutely terrified every minute of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Truly lamentable is the person who does not have humility. He who is not able to humble himself will later on be humbled by other people. And he whom other people cannot humble, God will humble.
—Saint Antony of Optina
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
The most difficult times in our lives come from transitioning from one version of ourselves to another.