Every nation and every man instantly surround themselves with material apparatus which exactly corresponds to… their state of thought. Observe how every truth and every error each a thought of some man’s mind, clothes itself with society its, houses, cities, language, ceremonies, newspapers. Observe the ideas of the present day… see how timber, brick, lime, and stone have flown into convenient shape, obedient to the master idea reigning in the minds of many persons… It follows, of course, that the least enlargement of ideas… would cause the most striking changes of external things.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Settling for something that does not make you happy is like diving under water for air.

Beau Taplin