Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. – Harry S Truman

There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing
anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine
anyway.” Either way, nothing happens. – Yvon Chouinard