Philosophical ideas in the world today can
only be effective if they reach the majority
of individuals. The momentary situation is
as follows: most people can read and write
but never gain complete knowledge of western
culture. And it is precisely these people
who are the knowers, thinkers and doers of
our day. They can fulfil their task all the
better the more they attain insight into the
full extent of great visions and critical
differentiation. Therefore it is absolutely
necessary in hours of contemplation for all
people to concentrate on making the
essentials as simple, as clear, and as
communicable as possible without loss of
Karl Jaspers, Die Aufgabe der Philosophie in
der Gegenwart, 1953
The idea behind it
Commendations of friends
the honorable Lord Menuhin
BEGIN IT NOW!
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 dreamt
would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now!
(Goethe, 1749 - 1832)