“Courage could be summed up in: one, being willing to cause something; and two, going ahead to achieve the effect one has postulated against any and all odds. There doesn’t happen to be any such thing as failure. There just doesn’t happen to be any such thing.
“But of course you all want to agree there’s such a thing as failure so that you can have a reason to fail so you won’t have to be cause. That’s another thing. But there isn’t any reason to fail. There’s no excuse for any failure that ever occurred anyplace in history, except this—except this: There was just not quite enough carry-through and push-through.”
“Any point of degradation in an individual’s life had—it was attended with the loss of mass. … The basic reason for this is that he feels that he has to have. If he has to have, why, he thinks havingness will bring him happiness. And just because the words sound alike is no reason there’s any truth in it.
“You want your preclear to be able to develop energy and to create. His total power, his ability to hold his automatic machinery in place, his ability to pick up comm speed, his ability to do any of these things that you want him to do depends basically upon his ability to create—to create energy. If he can create space and create energy, why, he can do all sorts of things. He can do anything, if he can do these two things.”