Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat.
—Robert Anton Wilson (American Polymath)
When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
—George Washington Carver (American Scientist)
What is a grain? It is the companionship of the virtuous.|What is grief? It is the company of fools.|What is loss? It is the dissipation of time.|What is prudence? It is devotion to virtue.|What is valour? It is the conquest of the senses.|Who is the beloved wife? One who is devoted to her husband.|What is wealth? It is knowledge.|What is happiness? It is to remain settled in one’s own country.|What is rulership? It is to command obedience.
Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
—John Wilkins (English Anglican Clergyman)
It is said that when the world ends, even the moutains start moving due to the force of the wind. But even when such a thing happens, the mental state of the brave does not waver since it is very clear. Clarity in thoughts gives you the strength to withstand anything.
The way to build a nation is to build a good citizen. The majority of the citizens should be efficient, of good character and possess a reasonable high sense of duty.
—Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (Indian Engineer)
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
—Marcel Proust (French Novelist)