"Whenever you find yourself on the side of a majority it is time to pause and reflect."
"There is no difference between a pessimist who says, "Oh, it's hopeless, so don't bother doing anything," and an optimist who says, "Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway." Either way, nothing happens."
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagoina
"As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. Then man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble."
"Truth advances and error recedes step by step only; and to do our fellow-men the most good in our power, we must lead where we can, follow where we cannot, and still go with them watching always the favorable moment for helping them to another step."