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“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
~ John Lennon
Keep learning as long as you live. Never be arrogant. The more expertise you have, the more you should be aware of your own insignificance. Once you reach a certain level, in spite of your rich experiences, you feel your own shortcomings even more.
All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
What I particularly admire in him is the firm stand he has taken, not only against the oppressors of his countrymen, but also against those opportunists who are always ready to compromise with the Devil. He perceives very clearly that the world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
- Einstein’s tribute to Pablo Casals (30 March 1953), in Conversations with Casals (1957), by Josep Maria Corredor, translated from Conversations avec Pablo Casals : souvenirs et opinions d’un musicien (1955).
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
~ Jean De La Bruyere
Studying diligently is like a sprout in spring. Although we can’t see its daily growth, it nonetheless grows. Studying consistently is like using the knife-sharpening stone. Your knowledge takes shape over time, not in one instance.
- Tao Yuanming