"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"Or - in the end - whatever you did not do will also be insignificant, but which way would you rather have lived?"
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Featured June 29, 2011, on www.lostgirlsworld.com
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust & sweat & blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again & again, because there is no effort without error & shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold & timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
At Nike, they said the same thing, only shorter: "Just do it."
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, 'Woo hoo! What a ride!'" - Unknown
"If you're not careful, there will only be two times in life when you truly believe that you can be whatever you want to be: when you're too young to know any better and when you're too old to do anything about it."
Today's Mileage: 81 ( 90 including Canada Jeff's detour tour - sometimes referred to as Connecticut Jeff, where he now resides ) ...
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." - Helen Keller