Beware of your goals lest you achieve them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want something, go out and get it — for one thing is sure as all hell, nobody is going to bring it to you.
— Wilbur Smith. A Sparrow Falls
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
— Aesop. The Dog and the Shadow
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
— TE Lawrence. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
You get nowhere in life without taking chances, but remember always to take measured chances, never hopeless ones.
— SJ Michaels. Summary Justice