Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"A glory that costs everything and means nothing." - Steve Erickson
"Exotic car companies don't run commercials on TV because their customers aren't sitting around watching TV. Let that sink in." - Richard Cooper
"Flying by the seat of your pants precedes crashing by the seat of your pants." - Bill Walsh
"It's common for the peanut gallery to think they could have done a better job than the experts. The unusual thing about Afghanistan is that in this case they're probably right." - Paul Graham
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson
"Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark." - Swami Vivekananda
"What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right." - Albert Einstein