Quote for the Week of January 31, 2016

Paris, France. Photo by John Morgan

Paris, France. Photo by John Morgan

“To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.” 

–Sydney Smith

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  1. Starr shamek

    I don’t necessarily agree with that statement anymore as I get older I get wiser. And when I was younger I always did did stuff like that and I lost a friend via drugs courtesy of a car whose headlights he thought were pretty and was thrown a few feet. A and then I had to I’d him at the morgue. The only way I could id him was by his tatto that day I grew up and stays that way and haven’t went back sense.

    • I’m so very sorry for your loss, Starr, and for what you went through.

      For me, the quote means that we must attempt to take that “leap of faith” in doing things–from a new job, an idea, even love. Fear of not doing something, in a positive way, can hold us back from great opportunities. That’s the message it conveyed to me.


  2. Anne

    I understand this quote. One should not go into anything that borders on foolishness or that common sense tells us not to do. That said….if humankind did not take leaps of faith we would still be living in caves and eating cold food. Don’t let a positive opportunity go by simply because you are afraid to try.

  3. cutieb

    Great quote! And so true!

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