Translation for 140 languages by ALS
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 bowline.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail.
Explore. Dream. Discover
---Mark Twain


As I watched two cripples from the bus window

I looked out of the bus window and saw a cripple bum sitting on the pavement. Initially I averted my eyes to ward off bad luck; but, then, I turned back and watched him - like a field observation - and would continue doing so in order to glimpse how these two or three minutes of his life played out. The man either had a missing leg or a badly broken one - it was hard to tell - and he was panhandling. He made crazy, irritating laughing noises each time someone walked by (not a good way to solicit charity). His dirty crutch lay across his dirty lap. In between passers-by he laughed at himself. Then another one-legged cripple came by. This one had a wheelchair. The man in the wheelchair suddenly stopped a couple of paces short of the object of my curiosity and bent down to the ground. He had spotted a coin. He kissed it to Heaven, put it in his pocket, and kept on rolling.

what you want may be within your reach;
but if you don't get up off your ass and look for it, someone else will get it.

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