True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
I have been feeding birds in my backyard all summer. There has been quite a variety, including three species of doves. These Eurasian collared doves are apparently letting me know that the feed is getting low!
“Never appeal to a man’s ‘better nature.’ He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.”
“Individual ambition serves the common good.”
It’s the Daily Double!
Sir Thomas Lawrence,
Pinkie, and Thomas Gainsborough The Blue Boy
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
— Clive Staples Lewis
The Screwtape Letters
When you think all is forsaken,
Listen to me now
Hope’s not forsaken
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light
October 14, 1947–Charles “Chuck” Yeager breaks the “sound barrier” for the first time, flying his Bell X-1 at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft over the Rogers Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert.