The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in
one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material
assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Begin it now.

This is a quote that is often attributed to Goethe. This website attributes this quote to Lord “Johnnie” Fisher – British Admiral. The Goethe Society of North America explains here the controversy and mistaken attribution to Goethe.

In any case, I love this quote. Great quote for entrepreneurship.


3 Comments

  1. Posted Sunday January 7, 2007 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Absolutely right! I love that quote too and have found it to be true many times.

  2. Posted Sunday January 7, 2007 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Nice, Grim!

  3. Posted Friday January 12, 2007 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Today’s quotation is right on. Why is it that “all sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
    occurred.”

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