"A life's work is not a series of stepping-stones onto which we calmly place our feet, but more like an ocean crossing where there is no path, only a heading, a direction, which, of itself, is in conversation with the elements. Looking back for a sense of reference, we see the wake we have left as only a brief, glimmering trace on the waters."
Whyte, D. (2002.) Crossing the Unknown Sea. Riverhead Books; 1st edition.
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
Statement by Albert Schweitzer cited in Hay, Gilbert. (1967). This Way to Happiness. New York: Simon and Schuster. p 5.
"This is the true joy of life: being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
George Bernard Shaw