We all want to live. And in large part we make our logic according to what we like. But not having attained our aim and continuing to live is cowardice. This is a thin dangerous line. To die without gaining one’s aim IS a dog’s death and fanaticism. But there is no shame in this. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai. If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling. -Hagakure

You should hire me because I will work harder than anyone else you’re going to talk to. On Sunday evenings I process all of my email and write out my goals for the week. I show up an hour before everyone else each morning to make the coffee and get my most important task for the day done. I spend as many lunches and breakfasts as possible with prospective or current clients. And I take the local train instead of the express so I can write thank you cards or notes to clients. That’s why you should hire me. -a Marine as told by Sean Johnson

L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs -St. Bernard of Clairvaux