“We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.” — John W. Gardner
“Your lives must teach you, too, that good cannot really flourish in the midst of evil; that freedom and all the things that go to make up a truly satisfying and worthwhile life, must be purchased very dearly.
“The fat’s in the fire to say nothing of the books.”
— Ethel Rosenberg
Some last words before her impending execution, June 19, 1953