We are not retreating – we are advancing in another Direction.
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
If you want to go east, don’t go west.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
No man can draw a free breath who does not share with other men a common and disinterested ideal. Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. There is no comradeship except through union in the same high effort.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
You’ve got brains in your head and feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any which direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.
If you cry “Forward!” you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don’t you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite?
It’s not where you are, it’s what direction you’re headed. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. But enjoy the process.