Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dilemmi

Oggi dovevo prendere una decisione. Una di quelle la sicurezza di cio' che e' familiare e a portata di mano vs. l'incognito di qualcosa che non sappiamo ancora se possiamo avere ma che se otterremo ci rendera' molto piu' felici. Il mio istinto ha proclamato vincitore l'incognito e mentre aspettavo che la mia mente ne prendesse atto mi sono tornate in mente queste due frasi che mi piacciono davvero molto. E che quindi, come tutto quello che mi piace, vorrei condividere qui con voi.


"In der K├╝hnheit liegt Genie, Macht und Magie".
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
[l'audacia ha in se' genio, potenza e magia]

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"Without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all human morality. In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience - the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men - each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul".
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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