No man is brave that has never walked

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Even if we try to conform to ideals

Even if we try to conform to ideals and strive for perfection, we will always be pulled back to our core identity because it?s the path of least resistance for our souls ? an energy force that wants nothing more than for us to honor and accept who we are and discover what we?re meant to do in the world.
— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl