“If you are going to hunt,” Prabhupada said, “then you should hunt for a rhinoceros. In that way, if you don’t succeed, everyone will simply say, “Oh, it couldn’t be done anyway.’ But if you do succeed, then everyone will be surprised. Everyone will be amazed.”

Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta 33: A Lot of Ground to Be Covered

“To hope is to risk frustration. Therefore, make up your mind to risk frustration.

“Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure, never attempts anything.”

Thomas Merton. New Seeds of Contemplation. (New York: New Directions Books). 104