“Until one is committed …”

Keberanian itu harta. Sungguh. Diparafrasekan dari sebuah tulisan yang dibuat oleh W. H. Murray (The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951) dalam http://www.goethesociety.org.
 
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Until one is committed,
there is hesitancy, 
the chance to draw back always ineffectiveness.
 
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),
there is one elementary truth that 
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.
 
I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
 
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
 

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