"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."
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.'
"Enough words have been exchanged;
now at last let me see some deeds!"
The Force be with you,
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