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Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.

Dorothea Brande quote.

Is she wrong? Is she right?


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Yes, she's right. She is VERY right. AND the comment below me is a great example. Please don't be thrown off by my response to Magwan77. I mean it only as a warning so that those that go there are armed. BTW, I am one of those that leave notes on such cars!


My car is a billboard for the

My car is a billboard for the liberty message. I get notes all the time left on my window while im out. The other day I passed a Ron Paul bumper sticker to a guy on the freeway.

It may seem at times we are alone in this battle for Liberty. The truth is many of your neighbors are secretly on your side, even if they don't yet know it.

Act boldly to make changes in your area, and you "will" find people coming out of the woodwork in many cases to help. It doesn't always go smoothly, but i've found help when I least expected it.

We at times underestimate how strong we are becoming.

Ron Paul Stickers

on your car make you a terrorist in Missouri. It's in the police manual that DHS handed out a while back. Look it up. They recalled it but I think you can still find it online. I am not making this up! If you have a Ron Paul sticker or don't tread on me sticker on your car then you had best be ready to be pulled over in Missouri and a few other places. Just a warning. Be up on how to handle cops if you are!


Why isn't this comment its own topic?


I ask you -


9-11 was a panda job.

interesting to see how quickly . . .

such a discussion becomes religious.


That's not a condemnation of the OP, by the way--

I am not a bold person, not openly. I am a persistent person.

Some people are compulsive and bold and get dramatic things done. Other people just don't stop, ever, and eventually it gets done.

I was seeing all the 'dramatic' posts, and I was asking my inner Bhuddist-leaning Christian child what was wrong, and then I saw those who came in, who have similar ideas, saying, "but wait, not everyone does it the same; sometimes boldness means you sit, still."


that's what I am saying for now--

Be still and know that I am God . . . is one of my favorites--

(Psalms 46:10)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

OK, if it is just a cliche' fest, here is my favorite

"Grab your ass with both hands and leap into the void." -
The great sage, my buddy Inez, on facing fear of the unknown.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

"Open up your window to the

"Open up your window to the world if you want the world to bring you happiness." - Doug Martsch (Built to Spill)

This topics just begs for

This topics just begs for this link:

Terence McKenna - Nature Loves Courage

McKenna was brilliant

and entertaining. He said that "... one thing the truth will be is a pleasure to hear."

The speech called "Light of Nature," 3 parts each about an hour long, are some of his best stuff.

Yes! :) "The World and its

Yes! :)

"The World and its Double" is also amazing :)

Too bad he's not longer with us. :(

I had never

heard that before, That was great! I love the first thing we should do and that is tell society to F off because they don't know whats going on"


deacon's picture

when you live for the world

the world loves you
when you live your life against the world
it comes against you,and makes life almost unbearable
it has a way of pulling out all the stops,just to hold you down
and try to show you who is the boss

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Some of you are real close

do we have faith in our ability to walk, to talk or to even breath or to keep our heart beating incessantly? This is the same faith that moves mountains and is the same way of getting there.

Just as we learn how to walk and talk as a babe so it is with faith. We live what we want in life until we lose ourselves in it. then it becomes spiritual. All power is spiritual. The flesh is dead. It is the spirit that keeps it alive.

Decide on what you want in life. Make certain it is all of a creative nature. Always do for others in the same manner, Then live it. Don't leave the path until it becomes you. Once you are absorbed in it you are there.

Study the 4 gospels. Jesus taught this way. Everything He taught has one thing in common. "Choice"

Sometimes non-action is the more courageous way.

That is the trouble with cliche's. People want truth to be that simple, that it can be summed up in a catchy phrase. Sometimes it gets very close - this one looks good at first blush, but it just won't always apply.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

To know

To know, and not to act, is not to know. Chinese proverb

Depends on what you know. Sometimes, the correct action is

is non-action.

Taken from Taoism and Anarchism


Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
If kings and lords observed this,
The ten thousand things would develop naturally.
If they still desired to act,
They would return to the simplicity of formless substance.
Without for there is no desire.
Without desire there is.
And in this way all things would be at peace.


Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Susan Wead

Susan Wead taught me that to do nothing is a choice, thus an action.


I think you are focused on politics

and I am talking about life. And yes, choosing non-action can be considered "an action" but now we are getting silly. It is a non-action action, of course.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Susan Wead

Susan Wead is a Green Witch that teaches natural healing.

Michael Nystrom's picture

This is also true


To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Boldness Exercised

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."

--Thomas Jefferson

BTW --

What about the famous alleged Goethe quotation cited all over the web. In its entirety, it usually goes something like this:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), 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 otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Great and true sentiments about frame of mind, action and the universe, in my opinion. The words, however, are not Goethe's, rather those of a Scottish mountaineer, William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996), from his 1951 book entitled 'The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.'

So .....
"Enough words have been exchanged;
now at last let me see some deeds!"

The Force be with you,


Gravity? The electro-magnetic

Gravity? The electro-magnetic force? Surely it cannot mean the strong nuclear force.

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

There is a similar saying

"Fortune favors the bold."

or "fortune favors the brave"


It is derived from the idea that gods like people of action and in their chess games of humans they want to see something happen. Gods are bored and starved of excitement apparently.

Fortuna was the goddess of luck.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

She is Right!

Action/intent with good forces ~

jrd3820's picture

Be bold

And don't worry about the "unseen forces." Either they will show up or they won't, it doesn't matter either way.

e.e. cummings had something to say on this topic:

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”

9-11 was a panda job.



it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Beautiful quotation, chris! No wonder I'm so tired!

My one of my favorite quotes is, "Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting." (Anonymous)

I masquerade when necessary but, I keep fighting the battle, nevertheless. Either way, I get tired more easily these days. LOL

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

jrd3820's picture

I've always loved that one Chris