Tuesday, July 13, 2010


"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of foreseen incidents and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way."

--W.H. Murray, quoted by Neal A. Maxwell


  1. I like that quote. Commitment is a true principle in many aspects of our lives. It's true in the work place, in religion, and in love.

  2. I Love this quote. Very powerful. I always thought it was Goethe that said it. Powerful.

  3. In a later part of Murray's quote, he references Goethe saying, "I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
    Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!" That last part is Goethe, but the whole quote is Murray.


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