Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan
You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
What is called politics is comparatively something so superficial and inhuman, that, practically, I have never fairly recognized that it concerns me at all. The newspapers, I perceive, devote some of their columns specially to politics or government without charge; and this, one would say, is all that saves it; but, as I love literature, and, to some extent, the truth also, I never read those columns at any rate. I do not wish to blunt my sense of right so much.
Henry David Thoreau
Life Without Principle - 1863