"Do not think that without your participation your life will have a greater possibility. Do not think that you can sleep through the greatest event in human history and expect to benefit from the changing circumstances around you. And do not think that you can find peace and equanimity by trying to overlook the great times in which you live because there will be no peace and equanimity there." 
"Your ability to succeed in life will be very dependent upon finding the right people. Without preference or denial, these essential relationships can be found and recognized though you will have to wait for them to arrive. Why will you have to wait? Because your development must coincide with their development. If they are set back, you must wait. If they go astray, you must wait. Therefore, your success in life is not dependent upon you alone."
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 83: I value Knowledge beyond all things.
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 138: I need only follow the steps as they are given.